Disney CEO Bob Iger Says Newly Announced Netflix Shows Could Become Movies; ABC Developing another Marvel Series

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Yesterday, during the Walt Disney Company’s quarterly Earnings Call, Chairman and CEO Bob Iger commented on the exciting news about Marvel teaming up with Netflix to release four superhero series that will culminate in a mini-series.  Iger explained that they chose to put these heroes—Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones—for the small screen because they were “not among the most popular”, but added that if the series’ were a major hit on Netflix, then a feature film for the individual character could be possible.

But these four Netflix series and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. aren’t the only Marvel TV programs in development.  Hit the jump for more.

Despite the underwhelming response to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ratings have continued to decline, although the show is slowly starting to find its footing), Marvel and Disney are developing another series for ABC.  CS reports that  Iger wouldn’t give any more details, but a couple months ago we reported that Marvel was developing an Agent Carter TV series.  There are no details as to what the plot would be, but the Agent Carter “One-Shot” on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray [SPOILER] shows that Carter would be the first acting director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

If that’s Marvel’s decision, it’s an odd one since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t met the rave response the studio was hoping for.  Taking the premise and putting it in the late 1940s provides a unique setting, but the real challenge will be creating worthwhile characters, which Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is still struggling to do.  If Agent Carter goes forward, I hope ABC and Marvel will have better luck.

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  • Devin Reed

    I would still prefer Agent Carter as a miniseries, if anything. I love the character, but I just don’t think there’s enough there to base an entire series on.

    • http://www.theskinsfactory.com/ The Skins Factory

      Just because she’s been in one movie doesn’t mean they can’t create a series based on her. How many TV shows are based on nothing until they create something? That’s why they hire writers.

      Mad Men. X-Files. Star Trek. Burn Notice. Were all created from an idea.

      • anders

        So was the hit tv spinoff Joey.

      • anders

        So was the hit tv spinoff Joey.

    • The Flobbit

      I really like Agent Carter. She’s charismatic, funny, an ass-kicker, attractive, but not a damsel in distress, and played to perfection by Hayley Atwell. It was her and the campy, fun tone that made Captain America: The First Avenger, my favouirte Marvel movie.

      I will take all I can of her.

      That sounded weird…

  • gar216

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that Daredevil was every bit as popular if not more popular than Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye were before the phase 1 movies.

    • Kota Lancaster

      True, but they just got the rights to him this year, when they already had years worth of movies planned. Plus producing a Daredevil TV show is probably INCREDIBLY cheaper than producing an Iron Man, or Thor TV would be.

    • http://www.theskinsfactory.com/ The Skins Factory

      There was no Iron Man movie before Phase 1 and if you’re basing your comment on the comics, Iron Man was always more popular than Daredevil imho.

      • gar216

        Who ever said there was an Iron Man movie before phase 1? Try keeping up with the big kids.

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  • Leo Spaceman

    ABC is a terrible channel for Marvel Series.

  • Jamesy

    Daredevil certainly has the potential to be a feature film if the story is handled correctly. Michael C. Hall for Matt Murdock!

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  • alk

    i think it’s become apparent. marvel has the movies, dc has the tv box. why must disney and marvel continue to oversaturate their brand? people are already complaining they’re getting sick of it…too much of something is TERRIBLE for a brand

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