Do you want more Marvel? Well you are in luck, as Disney and Netflix have announced a partnership that will bring more superheroes to our screens.
Starting with a 13-part television show on Daredevil in 2015, other shows including Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist will be inbound before a huge crossover event for Marvel’s Defenders. Comic book fans will be rejoicing at the news; with Phase 2 doing well with Thor: The Dark World and Iron-Man 3, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also doing exceptionally well on the small screen, the choice of heroes set in the Marvel universe is immense.
President of Marvel Entertainment Alan Fine says, “this deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty. This serialised epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure”
This is not the first time Netflix has shown original content, they have had great success with the Kevin Spacey starring House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.
Daredevil was the subject to ridicule when it was made into a feature film starring Ben Affleck. The film saw The Man Without Fear battle Michael Clarke Duncan’s Kingpin and Bullseye, who was played by Colin Farrell. Let’s hope this incarnation of the Marvel hero is far better.
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