Breaking news: Marvel has signed a deal with Netflix where Marvel will produce four new series with a minimum of 13 each and the four characters of those series will team up for a Defenders miniseries. The characters that will each have their own TV series are Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones.
Okay wow, just wow, this news is unbelieveable! Even though I heard rumors about it, I never believed it would actually happen. First off, I am angry that the series will be reserved to Netflix, which I do not have. However, I suppose I will have to find the money to buy the service when these series come out. Other than that, I am excited for several reasons. First off, the series appear to be taking a more serious and darker route since they will be set on the streets of New York in Hell's Kitchen, a place where many Marvel heroes are known for inhabiting. Basically, all of the characters are street level heroes that deal with smaller crime opposed to world threatening things. Something slightly odd is that the Defenders team in the comics originally consisted of The Hulk, Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange, and Namor, and the team is brought together when the Earth is in danger, however this version of the Defenders is obviously smaller scale, more along the lines of Heroes for Hire. When these series will be released is unknown and any other details will most likely be released later on. Here is a quick rundown of the characters.
Daredevil: Played by Ben Affleck in a barely serviceable movie about ten years ago, Matt Murdock is a blind lawyer by day and a dark bringer of justice by night. Blinded when he was a young man, Matt developed incredibly enhanced sense including radar hearing and almost a sixth sense. He is also trained in martial arts. Think Batman if he was a dark hero that occasionally killed people when necessary.
Luke Cage: He is a former criminal who turned vigilante when he gained bulletproof skin and super strength. Cage has been part of the New Avengers and is the founding member of Heroes for Hire.
Iron Fist: Iron Fist is a martial arts expert who uses his ability to channel his chi to give him enhanced strength, powerful fist attacks, and other special powers. He is the other founding member of Heroes for Hire with Luke Cage.
Jessica Jones: An "Alias: Jessica Jones" TV has been in the works for years and now it has finally been greenlit. Due to a chemical spill, Jessica gained superhuman strength, flight, and durability, however what makes her unique is that she is a private detective and solves cases that often involve other superhumans. She also married Luke Cage later on in the comics.
If anyone is interested in knowing more about the characters and the comics, and my dream cast, please let me know.
What are your thoughts on this development? Please comment below.
Note: I did not get to see Thor: The Dark World last night unfortunately, however I do plan to see it later this week or the next.
|Left to right: Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist|
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