Marvel and Netflix Join Forces for The Defenders

Marvel and Netflix Join Forces for The Defenders

Marvel signs deal to bring four Marvel properties in for Netflix series.

Marvel and Netflix. Is that a match made in heaven? I suppose we’ll find out since Marvel has given Netflix the “go” command to make a total of four live action series from some of its properties. Yes, that’s right, we’ll soon be seeing lesser-known characters like Luke Cage, Jessica Jones (a woman, FINALLY!), Daredevil and Iron Fist on our small screens via Netflix. And at the end of these series’ run, everything will be tied together for an episode of The Defenders.

It seems Marvel is starting to embrace television (much like DC already has). With The Agents of SHIELD finally finding its footing (seriously, that last episode was beautifully Whedonesque), it’s time we see more superheroes on the small screen. I’m also delighted, if you can’t tell, that one of these is a woman. No, Jessica Jones isn’t Wonder Woman, but if Netflix has success with her story, that’s a push for DC to stop making excuses and get Wonder Woman on our televisions. It will also be nice to see Daredevil done right.

No plot details have been released yet, but if these series have the same quality as previous Netflix outings like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, that’s just one more nail in the coffin of traditional cable TV. The only question to be asked at this point, though, is who should be cast in the key roles?

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