Disney, Marvel & Netflix Unite For Multi-Series The Defenders TV Show

Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist & Jessica Jones unite

Disney, Marvel and Netflix are coming together for one of TV's most intriguing and ambitious projects.

The three media giants have announced plans to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters to the small screen from 2015, with the aim of them all combining in one mega mini-series soon after.

In short, imagine a Netflix-exclusive, TV version of Marvel's 'Phase 1' movies (solo adventures followed by a mega team-up) and you're not far off.

Even more exciting is the news of the characters they'll be highlighting, with each series focused on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron First and Luke Cage respectively. Each thirteen episode series will delve into the gritty world of Marvel's 'street-level' heroes and villains situated in Hell's Kitchen, New York.

The final series will re-imagine the company's 'The Defenders' superhero team, as the four characters come together to unite against a greater evil.

While Marvel's current Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series is coming under critical fire for its lack of superheroics, this could be the project to address the balance.

Not only that, but it's an optimistic flag in the sand to support minority and female superhero characters that have felt so under-represented (Luke Cage is one of Marvel's most popular black characters, and Jessica Jones starred in her own morally-complex, gripping and adult private eye comic series, Alias).
 

What do you think? Are you behind a TV version of The Avengers? Let us know below!

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    • tomp1000

      Nov 7th 2013, 15:14

      It's a shame they haven't announced anything for the Punisher, but it gives me a tad more hope they'll introduce him in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, or a post credit scene in 2 dealing with the aftermath of the highly likely death of Gwen Stacey.

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    • barneystinson

      Nov 7th 2013, 16:15

      tomp1000 you do know that Marvel doesn't own the rights to Spiderman don't you? Punisher is more likely to turn up in Captain America 3 or a guest appearance in one of these TV shows

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    • tomp1000

      Nov 7th 2013, 16:26

      @barneystinson I am fully aware that Marvel doesn't own the rights to Spider-Man, but considering the Punisher's origins in the comics it's the perfect place for him to appear in a possible cross studio collaboration.

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    • barneystinson

      Nov 7th 2013, 17:02

      Considering they couldn't even agree on getting Oscorp Tower into the Avengers the chances of The Punisher appearing in an Amazing Spiderman movie are pretty much zero

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    • trist808

      Nov 7th 2013, 17:12

      The rights for The Punisher have only just reverted back to Marvel from Sony ... they're not about to allow the character to go back to Sony, not even as you suggest, a cameo with Spider-Man. It's very unlikely. Feige has already said that The Punisher will appear at some point in their Marvel Universe, but they don't want to rush him ... I think he could easily fit into Agents of SHIELD or this new Defenders idea, which is great IMO.

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    • barneystinson

      Nov 7th 2013, 17:28

      @trist808 - totally agree. Agents Of SHIELD is going to crossover with Captain America I should imagine and The Punisher can easily slip into that universe. PLUS he'd easily fit into these new TV shows. Personally still hoping they give HBO a stab at a Punisher series which can be a bit more brutal than the other TV shows or the cinematic universe.

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    • tomp1000

      Nov 7th 2013, 20:20

      @barneystinson I was under the impression that the Oscorp Tower thing only failed because they didn't have the design ready before the Avengers skyline had to be finished

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    • chibik

      Nov 7th 2013, 22:42

      It's not the lack of superheroics that bothers me in Agents. It's the writing in general, imo, that's so far been less than gripping.

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    • iamloki0492

      Nov 8th 2013, 10:48

      Not everyone uses netflix....

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