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(Uproxx)   Netflix is determined to push the limits of all things Marvel you can handle. Four new superhero series announced   (uproxx.com) divider line 150
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2013-11-07 11:33:41 AM  
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2013-11-07 11:39:55 AM  
Let's see how they do with the Daredevil. Though, in fairness, Netflix has done a decent job with their series thus far.
 
2013-11-07 12:55:05 PM  
"The shows will be focused on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage."

Sweet Christmas!
 
2013-11-07 01:25:58 PM  
There was a time as a kid when Iron Fist was my favorite superhero.

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Damn, now I want to put together a classic Iron Fist costume for next Halloween.
 
2013-11-07 01:55:08 PM  

Sybarite: There was a time as a kid when Iron Fist was my favorite superhero.

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Damn, now I want to put together a classic Iron Fist costume for next Halloween.


How about '70s Deadpool?

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2013-11-07 01:58:57 PM  
Wait, you greened THIS one mods?  No "Sweet Christimas"?!
 
2013-11-07 02:00:31 PM  

hubiestubert: Let's see how they do with the Daredevil. Though, in fairness, Netflix has done a decent job with their series thus far.


Yeah, the track record for Netflix ain't too bad.  And since there're no real S & Ps involved, they can get HBO-level of gritty with Daredevil.
 
2013-11-07 02:01:25 PM  

pizen: Sybarite: There was a time as a kid when Iron Fist was my favorite superhero.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x618]

Damn, now I want to put together a classic Iron Fist costume for next Halloween.

How about '70s Deadpool?

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The lesson here, as always: Deadpool's awesome.
 
2013-11-07 02:10:58 PM  

Sybarite: There was a time as a kid when Iron Fist was my favorite superhero.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x618]

Damn, now I want to put together a classic Iron Fist costume for next Halloween.


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2013-11-07 02:13:50 PM  
I love Marvel characters as much as the next guy but it's getting to the point that it's being overdone
 
2013-11-07 02:14:11 PM  
Elektra needs to be involved in at least the DD show. They could probably use the Hand to tie together at least DD and Iron Fist, to say nothing of Fisk (who is running the Hand in the comics right now).
 
2013-11-07 02:16:24 PM  

Rwa2play: hubiestubert: Let's see how they do with the Daredevil. Though, in fairness, Netflix has done a decent job with their series thus far.

Yeah, the track record for Netflix ain't too bad.  And since there're no real S & Ps involved, they can get HBO-level of gritty with Daredevil.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92cVd9HalHs
 
2013-11-07 02:17:33 PM  
Defenders miniseries? Count me in.

Wonder who's going to be on the team? Maybe this is how they're doing the Doctor Strange movie they've been talking about.
 
2013-11-07 02:17:37 PM  
God dam! Disney needs to buy the X-Men back from Fox.
 
2013-11-07 02:20:43 PM  
I guess this is why we're not seeing c-list heros on Agents of Sheild? They're just saving them up for their own shows.
 
2013-11-07 02:20:46 PM  
Wrong Jessica. Was hoping for this

www.disneydreaming.com

/sigh
 
2013-11-07 02:21:05 PM  
So basically Netflix gave a home to the  TV projects that Marvel had been developing that the major networks had passed on.


/NTTAWWT
//Network execs are staggeringly risk averse and dumb.
 
2013-11-07 02:25:37 PM  
Meanwhile the big news at DC is that they are moving to California...

Disney has been going crazy with Marvel. I fear it might be oversaturation though. Oh well as a former marvel fan its pretty cool. ( Switched to DC in the late 80s, 90s but DC has been a unreadable clusterfark now so back to Marvel )

Was at the Universal park in Orlando with the fam and when I passed thru the MarvelLand I had to wonder who it pisses off more. Disney for having its characters in another park, And that they would do a much better job if they had a Marvel themed area at their parks or Universal for having to pay Disney to have its Marveland and basically having Disney inside its park
 
2013-11-07 02:26:16 PM  

bulok: Wrong Jessica. Was hoping for this

[www.disneydreaming.com image 504x756]

/sigh


I think she's a bit more likely to show up in the movie universe, maybe in phase 3.
 
2013-11-07 02:31:20 PM  
Some day there will be a Marvel DVD box set and it will be huge. Like the one The Residents put out.
 
2013-11-07 02:31:40 PM  
Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, DareDevil and Iron Fist? Not just yes, but HELLS yes!
 
2013-11-07 02:35:14 PM  

InmanRoshi: So basically Netflix gave a home to the  TV projects that Marvel had been developing that the major networks had passed on.


So far all of the Netflix produced content I've seen has been excellent, and being on Netflix means Jessica Jones be the naked, alcoholic bimbo she deserves to be.

I hope to christ they get Matt Fraction to work on Iron Fist though.
 
2013-11-07 02:40:15 PM  

Rwa2play: hubiestubert: Let's see how they do with the Daredevil. Though, in fairness, Netflix has done a decent job with their series thus far.

Yeah, the track record for Netflix ain't too bad.  And since there're no real S & Ps involved, they can get HBO-level of gritty with Daredevil.


I think Daredevil could work as a series (way better than as a movie). Especially series on a provider that doesn't have to worry about things like advertisers or the FCC. I mean with daredevil you can do the whole double life lawyer by day, guy who takes the law into his own hands by night thing.
 
2013-11-07 02:41:19 PM  
Why couldn't they do a she-hulk show and have it be mostly lawyerish?
 
2013-11-07 02:44:59 PM  

Rwa2play: Yeah, the track record for Netflix ain't too bad.  And since there're no real S & Ps involved, they can get HBO-level of gritty with Daredevil.


likefunbutnot: being on Netflix means Jessica Jones be the naked, alcoholic bimbo she deserves to be.


I very, very much doubt you're going to get anything beyond what you'd see on network TV.  This is Marvel we're talking about.  They aren't going to want to eliminate a big part of their viewership (younger viewers).
 
2013-11-07 02:47:57 PM  

likefunbutnot: So far all of the Netflix produced content I've seen has been excellent, and being on Netflix means Jessica Jones be the naked, alcoholic bimbo she deserves to be.


don't watch their werewolf show then. its one of the worst things i have ever seen
 
2013-11-07 02:51:19 PM  

likefunbutnot: So far all of the Netflix produced content I've seen has been excellent


That's because they're projects by excellent people with a proven track record like David Fincher and Jenji Kohan (we'll just omit Eli Roth).

The Bad News:  The woman who has been working on the Jessica Jones project adapted Twilight and Produced Dexter.

The Good News:  She says she preferred to make an  cable version of Jessica Jones, as opposed to a watered down ABC version.

But one would think between Marvel's deep pockets and Netflix' hands off approach, they could attract some top creative  talent for the other projects.   Maybe not household big names, but some real up and coming creative people who would be interested in taking the superhero concept into a fresh direction.
 
2013-11-07 02:53:32 PM  
No Punisher?
 
2013-11-07 02:56:41 PM  

eddievercetti: No Punisher?


Lionsgate still owns co-production rights with Marvel/Disney
 
2013-11-07 02:59:56 PM  

cheer: I very, very much doubt you're going to get anything beyond what you'd see on network TV.  This is Marvel we're talking about.  They aren't going to want to eliminate a big part of their viewership (younger viewers).


The fact that this is the Disney owned Marvel could be a problem here. I mean I assume this would be set in the marvel cinematic universe (along with things like the Avengers). This marvel universe is one of Disney's biggest cash cows, so I imagine things are going to be pretty tightly controlled so that these shows aren't going to generate too much controversy or turn people off the Marvel movies as a whole. They also won't want to have big changes or events happening that will effect the universe as a whole
 
2013-11-07 03:01:13 PM  

cheer: Rwa2play: Yeah, the track record for Netflix ain't too bad.  And since there're no real S & Ps involved, they can get HBO-level of gritty with Daredevil.

likefunbutnot: being on Netflix means Jessica Jones be the naked, alcoholic bimbo she deserves to be.

I very, very much doubt you're going to get anything beyond what you'd see on network TV.  This is Marvel we're talking about.  They aren't going to want to eliminate a big part of their viewership (younger viewers).


So I guess that means that Jessica Jones isn't gonna get buttf*cked by Luke Cage?
 
2013-11-07 03:01:32 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: eddievercetti: No Punisher?

Lionsgate still owns co-production rights with Marvel/Disney


Could they use him as 'Frank Castle' and get away with it? He'd be a great drop-in character.
 
2013-11-07 03:04:17 PM  
This also looks to be a home for wayward Marvel Projects that never got off the ground or never found a home.   Several years ago Marvel hired Rich Wilkes to create a live feature Iron Fist movie.   They hired Melissa Stone to create a Jessica Jones TV show for ABC, which would involve Luke Cage.    And there have long been rumors about a Daredevil reboot based on an adaptation of Frank Miller's Man Without Fear.    They've probably poured a lot of money into these development deals, and at least want to get something out of it before they completely die on the vine.
 
2013-11-07 03:05:23 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: eddievercetti: No Punisher?

Lionsgate still owns co-production rights with Marvel/Disney


Here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWpK0wsnitc
 
2013-11-07 03:05:40 PM  

The Silver Mullet: Could they use him as 'Frank Castle' and get away with it? He'd be a great drop-in character.


Maybe, but it would be a legal hassle and at this point its obvious Marvel is taking the "Go fark off" approach with everyone that barely gave it the time of day when they had to sell their souls just to get productions lifted off the pad. I mean you cannot seriously think that someone who owns partial rights hasn't at least attempted to approach Disney/Marvel asking for a partner project given their success so far.

The way they figure it, go screw em, they have an entire stable of characters to play with.

I agree though, a small drop in as Castle would be awesome.
 
2013-11-07 03:07:10 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: I love Marvel characters as much as the next guy but it's getting to the point that it's being overdone


It's not overdone.  It's now a charred piece of carbon, anthracite coal, and heading steadily into diamond territory.
 
2013-11-07 03:09:05 PM  

InmanRoshi: They've probably poured a lot of money into these development deals, and at least want to get something out of it before they completely die on the vine.


This is actually a pretty smart play. I mean there are obviously so many marvel characters out that that have a value. Marvel obviously isn't interested in licencing them any more and giving up control. And they have pretty much stated that they will only do 2 feature films per year (and those are booked up until at least 2015). So for these other characters either you let them sit and not make money, or you find other ways. I always thought short films in front of other disney movies would work, but this is kind of a better idea.
 
2013-11-07 03:09:52 PM  

InmanRoshi: So basically Netflix gave a home to the  TV projects that Marvel had been developing that the major networks had passed on.


/NTTAWWT
//Network execs are staggeringly risk averse and dumb.


Yet they'll jump on anything that's part of "reality TV" in a heartbeat.
 
2013-11-07 03:12:00 PM  

hubiestubert: Let's see how they do with the Daredevil. Though, in fairness, Netflix has done a decent job with their series thus far.


fark yeah they have. I hope we can assume they will only get better -- haven't really had a miss yet. Think of all the extra money that could be spent on a motion picture or television series when you reduce the advertising budget by, what, 90%?
 
2013-11-07 03:15:30 PM  

mechgreg: cheer: I very, very much doubt you're going to get anything beyond what you'd see on network TV.  This is Marvel we're talking about.  They aren't going to want to eliminate a big part of their viewership (younger viewers).

The fact that this is the Disney owned Marvel could be a problem here. I mean I assume this would be set in the marvel cinematic universe (along with things like the Avengers). This marvel universe is one of Disney's biggest cash cows, so I imagine things are going to be pretty tightly controlled so that these shows aren't going to generate too much controversy or turn people off the Marvel movies as a whole. They also won't want to have big changes or events happening that will effect the universe as a whole


If these were going to be aired on ABC or if Disney were going to pump a ton of cash promoting them as feature studio cash cows that needed to draw in hundreds of millions in box office revenues, they would be involved.   But long abandoned projects dumped onto Netflix that hardly anyone even associates with Marvel?   The suits care about as much about that as they do about the content in the graphic novels, which is to say none at all.  Disney is a enormous media conglomerate that has a lot of different brands for different audiences.      Disney subsidiaries like Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures delivered many PG-13 and R rated movies over the years.
 
2013-11-07 03:17:35 PM  

Rwa2play: InmanRoshi: So basically Netflix gave a home to the  TV projects that Marvel had been developing that the major networks had passed on.


/NTTAWWT
//Network execs are staggeringly risk averse and dumb.

Yet they'll jump on anything that's part of "reality TV" in a heartbeat.


That's because, unlike live action comic adaptations, Reality TV is ridiculously cheap to make and almost assured to bring in a profit.
 
2013-11-07 03:18:21 PM  
I was expecting far more cynicism in this thread. Clearly all of this is doomed. But seriously, I wonder if this means the main villains will be the Hand. I can't really think of anyone else that fits this particular group that would lead to them being a team.

/Maybe squeeze Shang-Chi into Defenders
 
2013-11-07 03:20:36 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Think of all the extra money that could be spent on a motion picture or television series when you reduce the advertising budget by, what, 90%?


You realize that when networks run commercials (promos) for their shows they're not PAYING for that, right?
 
2013-11-07 03:24:22 PM  
Hope they do a good job with Daredevil. The Ben Affleck movie was a dissapointing adaptation. Please don't make it so obvious that the lawyer may have superpowers when not in costume.
 
2013-11-07 03:24:24 PM  

InmanRoshi: They've probably poured a lot of money into these development deals, and at least want to get something out of it before they completely die on the vine.


More like Netflix is pouring a shiat ton of money into this and was likely the impetus for even thinking these projects could get off the ground. They are sitting on a metric fark ton of cash and have literally doubled their original content budget for this coming year, that doesn't even count what they've already spent on development of current new shows, the deal with Dreamworks made back in June, the Arrested Development movie which is apparently got the greenlight to go into pre-production., and now this.

Damn Netflix is positioning themselves to take over TV as we know it
 
2013-11-07 03:24:34 PM  

cheer: Rwa2play: Yeah, the track record for Netflix ain't too bad.  And since there're no real S & Ps involved, they can get HBO-level of gritty with Daredevil.

likefunbutnot: being on Netflix means Jessica Jones be the naked, alcoholic bimbo she deserves to be.

I very, very much doubt you're going to get anything beyond what you'd see on network TV.  This is Marvel we're talking about.  They aren't going to want to eliminate a big part of their viewership (younger viewers).


Marvel knows where their bread is buttered.  They know that that the Jessica Jones "Alias" series hit big because of the adult themes involved; so, they're not going to water down that series if it's not going to be as close to the comic as possible.  Doesn't have to be "Oz" levels of graphic, it will be more along the lines of "Breaking Bad".

/And yes, I'd watch the hell out of that
 
2013-11-07 03:26:34 PM  

InmanRoshi: Rwa2play: InmanRoshi: So basically Netflix gave a home to the  TV projects that Marvel had been developing that the major networks had passed on.


/NTTAWWT
//Network execs are staggeringly risk averse and dumb.

Yet they'll jump on anything that's part of "reality TV" in a heartbeat.

That's because, unlike live action comic adaptations, Reality TV is ridiculously cheap to make and almost assured to bring in a profit.


Profit, to farking who?  To the idiots that watch that shiat?  By all means, enjoy taking their money networks; the fools deserve it.
 
2013-11-07 03:27:22 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: InmanRoshi: They've probably poured a lot of money into these development deals, and at least want to get something out of it before they completely die on the vine.

More like Netflix is pouring a shiat ton of money into this and was likely the impetus for even thinking these projects could get off the ground. They are sitting on a metric fark ton of cash and have literally doubled their original content budget for this coming year, that doesn't even count what they've already spent on development of current new shows, the deal with Dreamworks made back in June, the Arrested Development movie which is apparently got the greenlight to go into pre-production., and now this.

Damn Netflix is positioning themselves to take over TV as we know it


And this...will not be a bad thing at all.
 
2013-11-07 03:29:04 PM  

Rwa2play: IdBeCrazyIf: InmanRoshi: They've probably poured a lot of money into these development deals, and at least want to get something out of it before they completely die on the vine.

More like Netflix is pouring a shiat ton of money into this and was likely the impetus for even thinking these projects could get off the ground. They are sitting on a metric fark ton of cash and have literally doubled their original content budget for this coming year, that doesn't even count what they've already spent on development of current new shows, the deal with Dreamworks made back in June, the Arrested Development movie which is apparently got the greenlight to go into pre-production., and now this.

Damn Netflix is positioning themselves to take over TV as we know it

And this...will not be a bad thing at all.


Oh, and imagine if Google gets involved with Netflix by letting them use Fiber.  That's one unstoppable beast of an alliance there.
 
2013-11-07 03:34:36 PM  

Rwa2play: InmanRoshi: Rwa2play: InmanRoshi: So basically Netflix gave a home to the  TV projects that Marvel had been developing that the major networks had passed on.


/NTTAWWT
//Network execs are staggeringly risk averse and dumb.

Yet they'll jump on anything that's part of "reality TV" in a heartbeat.

That's because, unlike live action comic adaptations, Reality TV is ridiculously cheap to make and almost assured to bring in a profit.

Profit, to farking who?  To the idiots that watch that shiat?  By all means, enjoy taking their money networks; the fools deserve it.


Um, the various networks and their risk averse execs that view everything in terms of profit margin and nothing else maybe? I agree reality TV sucks donkey schlong and is about as much "reality" as my love life with Jennifer Lawrence, but reality stars are cheap compared to regular actors/actresses, and there's no effects budget needed.
 
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