Netflix has joined with Marvel/Disney and the Governor Cuomo of New York for a new series. The series will start filming in New York this summer and Governor Cuomo is hoping that it will welcome addition by adding more jobs and revenue to the city. The series will focus on the four defender characters; Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist since all four of them are the heroes of Hells Kitchen.
How it will work is each character will get 13 hour-long episode just about them. These will eventually lead into a Defenders series, it should equal out to about 60 episodes in total exclusively with Netflix. The first part of the series will star Daredevil, I guess they are trying make people forget about that horrible Ben Affleck one.
“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” – Alan Fine the President of Marvel Entertainment
I have to say I am kind of excited for this, it will be a live action and since they are filming in New York they are at least trying to keep the location authentic. I am hoping that by doing that they will keep the stories authentic as well.
“This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.” – Alan Fine
It will be nice to have a superhero series that can be watch on our own time instead making sure we tune in every Tuesday or Wednesday. Granted DVR makes that possible but it is different with Netflix, Netflix can go anywhere with you, you can watch episode on the commute to work or school. It is nice to be able to binge watch an entire season instead on having to deal with hiatus and wait for a new episode every week.
The new series is set to air on Netflix on 2015.
Have you heard the latest Spiderman rumor? Sony is planning to release a new Spiderman movie every year. I know there were already talks of possibly doing four Spiderman movies with Andrew Garfield. Is that what they are talking about?
No, Sony Co-Chairman Amy Pascal has confirmed that they are working on releasing spin-off movies about Venom and the Sinister Six.
I don’t know about the rest of you but I remember Venom from Spiderman 3 (yes, I know we would all like to forget that movie ever existed), well Venom was not well written. Maybe with a new writing team Venom might be done in a better way but I just don’t know how a Venom movie on its own is going to do. Venom is an interesting character since it can exist on anyone, mainly Eddie Brock. I am not sure if it would be a Venom origin story or if it will Venom life after Spiderman kind of thing.
They are also working on developing a Sinister Six movie, which is teased to in the Amazing Spiderman 2 trailers. The Sinister Six consists of; Doctor Octopus, Sandman (another failed character from Spiderman 3), Electro, the Vulture, Mysterio, and Kraven. A movie done from the point of view of the villains would actually be fascinating since that has never been done before. I am not sure how this movie would not include Spiderman in some way because these are known Spiderman villains.
It has already been announced that Alex Katzman who wrote Star Trek will direct Venom. The Cabin in the Wood’s writer/director Drew Goddard will write the Sinister Six movie, he might also direct it.
I am not sure how I feel about this; it really feels like they are trying to compete with Disney. Disney has, been doing a great job of releasing a new Marvel movie every year. I am not sure how well that is going to work, I am just not sure Sony is going to be able to achieve the same success that Disney has had with it. Disney is special; they can do things most other normal pictures houses cannot do. Sony would probably just be better off doing the Spiderman movies and leaving it there.
What do you think, will a Venom and Sinister Six movies succeed or will they fail?