Marvel/Disney/Netflix Deal = Good News For You!
I first saw this story over at Marketwatch, and have subsequently seen it on Reddit, Io9, Comicbook Movie, among other places, so now that you are reading it here, you know its legit and not some elaborate prank that the big wigs of Marvel/Disney/Netflix are playing on us, the lowly masses. These three companies have agreed to a MASSIVE deal that will bring four marvel superheros to Netflix for their own serials starting in 2015, those four being Daredevil (!), Iron Fist, the long awaited Luke Cage story, and Jessica Jones. The series will cover Hell’s Kitchen NY, and follow our heroes in their adventures and misadventures, and presumably, their cross overs and collaborations (conflicts?) between the four and the main line Marvel Movie world (phase 3 maybe?). In addition there will be a miniseries event exclusive to Netflix based on the Defenders. I’m speculating here, but one could guess that these four will form this iteration of the Defenders, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see old school Defenders Dr. Strange and the Submariner make an appearance at some point.
Alright, I kept it together through that paragraph, but seriously, Im freaking out! Not only do we get MORE original content to Netflix, most of which has been AMAZING, but we get more Marvel story arcs and what amounts to a whole new mini-Marvel phase introducing 4 new characters and a team up! The only way I can adequately describe my excitement is in Gif format (one of which has a bad word so children beware)… so HERE WE GO!
Keep posted here for more updates, but all signs point to amazing!
UPDATE: This is from Movies.com
"…the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, 13-episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s The Defenders miniseries event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.”