Mon 28 Jun, 2010 04:52 pm
While the world waits in quiet terror to see if 2011′s Captain America and Thor will be good/bad/worse than Punisher: War Zone, Marvel is launching a surprise attack on the small screen. Today, Marvel Entertainment created a new Television division, to be headed by Jeph Loeb, an iconic comic book writer with a lengthy TV resume. (That resume includes Lost and Heroes, so this could go either way.) There’s more information at Marvel’s website. This thing is still in the early stages, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start writing up a wish list: What Marvel characters need get their own TV show?
My sense is that Loeb will be sifting through Marvel’s huge catalogue of second-string heroes. For one thing, the franchise players are probably worth more as movie fodder. More to the point, Marvel sold off rights to most of their best-known characters long ago (Sony owns Spider-Man, while 20th Century Fox has X-Men locked down). That’s not a bad thing, though. If you ask me, a TV series is perfect for some of the less-powerful characters in Marvel lore, who don’t require epic special effects.
What do you think, PopWatchers? What unknown-but-wonderful Marvel characters would you like to see in TV form? Should Iron Fist get the Smallville treatment?
I think the X-Men would make a great series on television if its done dark and bleak.
Or perhaps Nightcrawler.
20th Fox bought the X-Men rights. They are out.
Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD, it's basically 24 with an eye patch
Iron Fist might be cool
None, sir, I am a DC person.