- AVENGERS AT THE NEW YORK COMIC CON
While promoting next summer's The Avengers at New York Comic-Con, the film's producer and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed to IGN that -- just as it has in 50-plus years of comic book continuity -- the superhero team's lineup would most likely change for a big screen sequel.
"Absolutely. That's the fun of it -- introducing new characters," said Feige when asked point blank whether fans should expect a change-up to the roster. "Seeing: 'How will things change after Iron Man goes through his next adventure? After Thor goes through his next adventure? If we do another Cap adventure, how will things change? The dynamic between them? Their own worlds? So that the dynamic in Avengers 2 is actually quite different than it is in the first one."
Fiege has also stated that Iron Man 3 will be the first film to kind of start building up the Avengers sequel in the same manner that the first Iron Man started the development of the Avengers.
It has also been confirmed that there are currently three live-action Marvel TV shows in the works.
One of these projects is the new Hulk TV show that we reported on last month, the second is likely a live-action Cloak & Dagger TV show (which was rumored along with the new Hulk show) and the final show has yet to be confirmed, but names like The Punisher and even the more obscure Daughters of the Dragon are being thrown around the rumor mill.
The confirmation that we’ll be getting more Marvel TV came from an interview that the Wall Street Journal conducted with Disney CEO Robert Iger.
“[With Marvel] we’ve taken back distribution, or bought back distribution from [Viacom Inc.'s] Paramount, for some critical franchises. Notably, “Iron Man 3” will be distributed by us, and “Avengers.” We’re developing three live-action series for ABC and ABC Family. You can buy Marvel products at Disney stores. And we’re working on Marvel games.”
The fact that the shows seem to be headed for ABC and ABC Family is definitely a pivotal factor in all this. We think we could all see a Punisher TV series working well on say HBO or AMC, but ABC and ABC family (which Disney owns) don’t seem like the venues for a character mired in such gritty, bloody violence like Frank Castle is.
Cloak and Dagger on the other hand, would be prime candidates for a TV Adaption, while also being appropriate for the ABC/ABC Family crowd. For those who don’t know, Cloak was a young boy with a stutter who was wandering the streets of New York, while Dagger was a privileged young girl from the Midwest who fled to NYC to escape her neglectful stepmother. After a chance encounter, the two became friends and all was well until they were kidnapped and experimented on with a synthetic drug, which awakened their latent mutant powers.
Cloak has the ability to teleport himself and others through the dark void, which is his body, while Dagger can take out foes via solid light projectiles. The pair ultimately decided to use their abilities to help other runaways, as well as fight against drug dealers and other criminals preying on the streets.
|Clark Gregg is Agent Coulson|
We on the other Hand think that Agent Coulson should get his own TV series as this could easily continue on Marvels ever expanding universe. It could also lead to bringing special guest stars Such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Nick Fury to the show while also introducing Marvels lesser-known characters to this universe.
Agent Coulson also is easily becoming one of thee most Beloved characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Seeing the Short Film A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer . . . It’s easy to see that Coulson could have some pretty cool stories of his own.
Check out the Marvel Short Film…