It’s no secret that in the past few years, Marvel has been king of the box office. Between box office sales, home movie sales, and product sales, there might not be enough spaces on an average calculator to add their gross sales, and the boom keeps dropping for the studio.
The mania isn’t likely to fade anytime soon, so it’s not surprising that the Marvel shows and Netflix exclusives are getting a ton of buzz, both for the ones that are showing and the ones that are yet to come.
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Clark Gregg reprises his role as Agent Coulson from The Avengers to assemble a select group of agents as part of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.) organization. Seasons 1 and 2 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. are available on Netflix and season 3 premiers on ABC on Tuesday September 29th.
There was a reported spinoff, but it seems that ABC has decided to keep that under wraps for now.
Admittedly, there was apprehension about this series because of the bang-up movie version (yikes, Ben Affleck), but it’s turned out to be an amazing series so far. The story behind Daredevil is one of any classic superhero or villain; he was abandoned by his mother and raised by his father. Early in life, Matt Murdoch decided to study law, but lost his vision when he saved a man from an oncoming truck due to – you guessed it – radioactive cargo that spilled. Of course, his other senses heightened and he trained to be a kick-ass fighter.
It’s been reported that Daredevil is Netflix’s most watched original shows.
Imagine a boy you have a crush on and right before you tell him, he’s bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes Spider-Man. Dang, of all the luck. Then, on the way home from a family vacation, their car collided with a military convoy carrying radioactive chemicals – duh, what else? Her family was killed, she was exposed to the chemicals, and spent several months in a coma. Once she recovered, Jessica discovered that she had developed superhuman powers such as strength, durability and flight.
There was no chemical spill here; Luke Cage, the alias for Carl Lucas, is sent to prison because of his best friend’s betrayal. While there, he is recruited as a volunteer for experimental cell regeneration based on a variant of the Super-Soldier process, but Lucas’ treatment is accelerated past its intended limits, inducing body-wide enhancements that give him superhuman strength and durability. He uses his new powers to escape prison and becomes a hero for hire.
There’s no premier date set for Luke Cage, but we know it will be in 2016.
A member of The Defenders (a Marvel series that will be developed for Netflix) Danny Rand – The Iron Fist – is a practitioner of martial arts and the wielder of a mystical force known as the Iron Fist, which allows him to summon and focus his chi. It’s rumored that Ryan Phillippe is in talks for the role, which is said to debut later this year, but it’s more likely that we won’t see it until early 2016.