Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Daredevil, AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. That’s a lot of Marvel TV shows, but we still want more! Since we know everybody at Marvel is desperate to hear which shows we want to see, the Third Act writing team have got together to pick the properties they most want to see turned into TV shows next.
Todd James’ Suggestion: The Warriors Three
The Warriors Three are one of the best parts of the first Thor film. They’re also criminally underused in Thor: The Dark World, but they’re great in the few scenes they’re actually a part of. The upsides to having a Warriors Three show is that they already have a cast, sets and props, and it’s a world many fans of the Marvel films want to see more of. Yes, the Thor films are probably the least popular franchise in the Marvel cinematic universe, but everybody I know thinks the world it’s set in is interesting and has more to offer. Also, potential cameos from Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Odin (Anthony Hopkins), Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander), Heimdall (Idris Elba) and even Loki (Tom Hiddleston)!
James Forbes’ Suggestion: Ghost Rider, Blade, Moon Knight and The Punisher
Okay, I’m gonna cheat. I was told only to pick one, but I’m gonna pick four. I want Ghost Rider, Blade, Moon Knight and Punisher to all be forced to team up in a suicide squad fashion. Have it planned out similarly to how the Netflix Marvel Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage shows are.
Each character having their own series and storyline, ending with them running into each others paths and being forced to tackle some bigger threat together. I believe there is something similar to my idea in the form of the comic book Nightstalkers.
Ideal casting for me would be Joel Edgerton as Ghost Rider, Michael Jai White as Blade, Karl Urban as Moon Knight and Gerald Butler as the Punisher.
Chris Elliott’s Suggestion: Cloak and Dagger
The show I always wanted to see was Cloak and Dagger. Two runaways, kidnapped off the streets by a crazy chemist, have experimental narcotics trialled on them and end up with superpowers. Tandy Bowen becomes Dagger, who can throw psionic light daggers that travel by mind control and can heal or suck the life force from you. Tyrone Johnson becomes Cloak, with the ability to use his cloak as a portal to the Dark Dimension, as well as intangibility and teleportation. Cloak also has a gnawing hunger, that can only be sated by energy from Tandy’s light daggers or by stripping the life force from people as he envelops them and sends them to the Dark dimension.
What follows is a two person war on crime, particularly drug dealers, and were not talking the wishy-washy Spider-Man type, where everyone gets stickied up and left for the police with a witty thank you note. No, Cloak and Dagger are killers, vigilantes who move from place to place, squatting in abandoned churches and taking out entire criminal rings. Fighting drug dealers with addiction. Dark, gritty and full of drama. As a bonus, cool powers means cool, blood free, cgi murder (much easier to get away with on a network), they’re not strictly mutants (so Marvel should still have the rights) and it hits that liberal demographic sweet spot (no white men here – except as villains).
Amy Biss’ Suggestion: Mystique
I would like to see a show with Mystique involved. I know she has been getting bigger parts in the movies as of late, but she has had to compete with a whole bunch of different characters. I would like to see her character developed more, as I see her as more of an anti-hero than as a villain. Also with the introduction of Agent Carter, I think there is is greater potential for a female lead series.
What is not to like about Mystique? Not only can she shape shift, she has superhuman agility, is skilled in combat and a master of strategy. This could work in a TV series as you can see her fighting or helping the government/law enforcement using her skills. Also there could be cameos from other members of the X Men!
Matt Dennis’ Suggestion: Hawkeye
Hawkeye may be a major player in this year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, but up till now, he’s been criminally underused in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is disappointing, considering he’s one of the more popular characters in the comics. So why not take a leaf out of Matt Fraction and David Aja’s excellent Hawkeye Comic-Book series and give Clint Barton his own solo show?! Fraction and Aja’s comic book is genius – following Hawkeye not just as a SHIELD Agent, but also on his down time, dealing with dodgy landlords, rooftop barbecues and his adopted dog, as well as Hydra, super-villains and street crime with an array of cool bow and arrow gadgets.
Of course, it would all depend on Jeremy Renner, who’s a mite busy with a movie career right now. But just imagine the potential for a show about a superhero/spy trying to enjoy some free-time in-between battles to save the universe. Throw in some guest stars like Falcon, Black Widow, Maria Hill and even Captain America, and you’ve got a recipe for a very cool, but also very unorthodox superhero TV Show.
That’s our suggestions for possible new Marvel TV shows, what are some Marvel properties you’d love to see turned into a TV series?
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