If there’s one thing I’m really good at it’s burying the lead, so don’t look at the art in the title because it means nothing. With that being said, let’s go ahead and take a look at Netflix and what Marvel shows they have. Daredevil was a huge success and rumors for season two are all pretty much true. We still have Luke Cage, Ironfist and A.K.A. Jessica Jones rounding out phase 1 of the Marvel shows on Netflix. It’s now being reported that The Defenders will be a phase 2 show and there may also be more shows coming along.
The buzz from the internet has been that people want Blade, Punisher and Ghost Rider shows and the funny things is, that these are the three that are being thought about for phase 2 on Netflix. There are a few hangups concerning if these shows could work due to two of them deal with extreme violent situations and one is heavy with the CGI. If you cut down the language in Punisher and kept the violence to right above where Daredevil took it, I think a Frank Castle story would fit nicely. The darkness of a man with nothing but an urge to punish criminals in the most brutal way, I say get Thomas Jane and use the character from Dirty Laundry. As far as Blade and Ghost Rider go, have them do the phase 1 shows are doing now. Phase two could be individual shows and then have them connect at the end for a phase three Midnight Sons show. I’m sure that if enough money comes in enough buzz is generated, Netflix will rethink the CGI issue.
If everything went according to plan and all these shows went to Netflix, I would love to see a Morbius show appear in the future. Morbius is a forgotten character, but it was one of my favorites growing up and I’d like to see him get the toned down Underworld treatment.