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Surprises of 2013: Marvel on Netflix

With the success of the Marvel cinematic universe and Marvel's Agent of Shield, Marvel's next move surprised everyone, street level heroes on Netflix.

IsoRod, Published on Dec 25, 2013
Marvel has been on a roll every since the release of Iron-Man in 2008. The movies have created a cinematic universe that has DC/Warner Bros. playing catch up. So in November when Marvel announced that they would be releasing four superhero shows with a mini series to follow on Netflix, I think everyone was caught by surprise.

From left to right: Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones. Also known as the Defenders.

The series being developed are Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones. With a Defenders mini series to follow featuring all of the title characters of the four planned series. The fact that Marvel is bringing all these show to an on demand streaming service is amazing. The format in which Netflix release its series is also very compelling(for more on how Netflix offers the seasons of original show content check out this post). I for one am very excited by the prospect and hope Marvel hits it out of the park.

DC has been doing very well as of late with the Arrow TV show and had a very long run with Smallville. They have a new show that will feature The Flash, so it looks like comic superheroes are definitely resonating with viewers. Agents of SHIELD has also been well received but some die-hard Marvel fans don't like the fact that the Marvel universe is not referenced as much as say a show like Arrow. In Arrow, many villains places or characters are from the DC universe or Green Arrow comics. I'm not sure if this is because Marvel has multiple studios working on the superhero properties like the X-Men and Spider-Man, while DC has keep all their major comic properties in house. But Agents of SHIELD should really look into feeding the fan-boys with comic references which won't really effect the causal or movie franchise fans. This would help the show appeal to disgruntled comic fans and may get more causal fans to check out the comics.

So in 2015 "Daredevil" will be the first of series to debut exclusively on Netflix. "Drew Goddard will serve as showrunner and executive producer of the Netflix's "Daredevil" series, along writing and directing the first episode", as quote from this CBR article. More details to come next year. A surprise of 2013, indeed.

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