Disney CEO Bob Iger Says Newly Announced Netflix Shows Could Become Movies; ABC Developing another Marvel Series

     November 8, 2013


Yesterday, during the Walt Disney Company’s quarterly Earnings Call, Chairman and CEO Bob Iger commented on the exciting news about Marvel teaming up with Netflix to release four superhero series that will culminate in a mini-series.  Iger explained that they chose to put these heroes—Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones—for the small screen because they were “not among the most popular”, but added that if the series’ were a major hit on Netflix, then a feature film for the individual character could be possible.

But these four Netflix series and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. aren’t the only Marvel TV programs in development.  Hit the jump for more.

Despite the underwhelming response to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ratings have continued to decline, although the show is slowly starting to find its footing), Marvel and Disney are developing another series for ABC.  CS reports that  Iger wouldn’t give any more details, but a couple months ago we reported that Marvel was developing an Agent Carter TV series.  There are no details as to what the plot would be, but the Agent Carter “One-Shot” on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray [SPOILER] shows that Carter would be the first acting director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

If that’s Marvel’s decision, it’s an odd one since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t met the rave response the studio was hoping for.  Taking the premise and putting it in the late 1940s provides a unique setting, but the real challenge will be creating worthwhile characters, which Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is still struggling to do.  If Agent Carter goes forward, I hope ABC and Marvel will have better luck.