It looks like Disney and ABC are going to try and parlay the success of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. into another Marvel TV series. Check out all the skinny on this below and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
The Walt Disney Company had their quarterly Earnings Call yesterday, which explains the multitude of announcements ranging from Star Wars: Episode VII’s release date to the giant Netflix/Marvel deal, and In the conference call, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger further elaborated on the Netflix deal and another TV project.
When asked about Marvel’s deal with Netflix and why that particular route was chosen, Iger said the company realized there were only so many shows they could fit on their platforms, which includes the animated shows on Disney XD and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on the ABC network. He then went on to say that ABC has another Marvel series in development, and though he wouldn’t say what character or series it is based on, we think it might be the Agent Carter TV series talked about a few months ago.
The conversation continued on the Netflix deal when Iger said that due to the overwhelming amount of characters in Marvel’s wheelhouse, it’s simply not possible to put them all on the big screen. He then confirmed that the characters announced yesterday as having their own series on Netflix, including Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones, are “not among the most popular” and were likely never going to be in a feature film anyway. Iger then added that should their respective series be well received on the Netflix platform, however, feature films for the individual characters aren’t out of the question.