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Subj: Re: from Newsarama: Which ELSE could Joss Whedon bring to TV from Marvel?
Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 at 03:58:41 pm EDT (Viewed 168 times)
Reply Subj: from Newsarama: Which ELSE could Joss Whedon bring to TV from Marvel?
Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 at 09:28:32 am EDT (Viewed 224 times)





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    I personally think these ideas have merit:


Lots of great ideas. The Marvel movie line up is sort of packed right now with the announced movies, and there are several others already in development like Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Ant-Man, etc. I think the qualifactions to be a great tv show is that you have to have little special effects, a wide lineup of supporting characters and villains, some name recognition, and a premise that appeals to a wide audience.


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    Doctor Strange


Movie's in development, but magic is a tough sell on television. Chances are that it just comes off as nichey instead of cool.


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    Heroes for Hire


Great potential. With Cage and First you would't need a lot in terms of special effects. Already have a built in supporting cast. And the premise allows them to draw from a wide range of villains.

Ideally, many fans seem to be asking for solo films for Cage and Fist, and then a Heroes for Hire movie.


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    Avengers Academy


Depends on the cast, but there are really just more interesting teenage shows they can do. The cast of AA always had the disadvantage of being the least popular of Marvel's various teen heroes.


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    S.W.O.R.D.


Sci-Fi alien shows just aren't popular.


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    I also think they left out a major possibility, one which Newsarama has noted before, just not in this article:


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    Daredevil


Daredevil is a great pick for a television show. If they were able to plan long term, I would love to have each season focus on a specific villain/threat, so that season 1 would be the Fixer, Season 2 the Owl, Season 3 Tombstone, etc. Very few shows have the foresight to develop season long arcs that way, but it's worked great when it's done, like the Wire.

The Punisher is a natural show for HBO.