‘Marvel's The Avengers’ May Be Developed as a TV Series for ABC

The show would be set in the Marvel universe, but may not feature any characters from Joss Whedon's summer blockbuster.
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‘Marvel's The Avengers’ May Be Developed as a TV Series for ABC

Marvel's The Avengers may assemble for the small screenMarvel's The Avengers has truly conquered the box office this summer, amassing a whopping $615 million at the domestic box office so far. Marvel Studios is also looking to possibly take this superhero team to the small screen, with an Avengers-themed TV show for ABC.

The project is in very early stages at this point, with only, "a kernel of an idea" so far. It is said that there wouldn't be a direct connection between the show and director Joss Whedon's blockbuster. While the series would be set in the same Marvel universe, and feature some of the same themes, it may not feature these superhero characters.

The Avengers can also be seen in animated form on Disney XD's The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and the upcoming Avengers Assemble.

Marvel Studios is also planning on making The Avengers 2 in 2015, after they make the stand-alone sequels Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Marvel's The Avengers was released May 4th, 2012.

Sources:Deadline

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  • shuabert • 3 years ago

    @thesymbiote I bet that's what they're doing. Another site ran a similar story to this one today, but said the plan was to do essentially a crime procedural in the universe of The Avengers. They could easily have lower-level SHIELD operatives solving cases in a similar vein as Fringe. And cameos or references to the characters in the Avengers A-list (even references to Nick Fury being their boss) would be an easy way to tie this to that world. Hell, Cobie Smulders could easily make an appearance here and there. She's pretty much working solely in TV already.

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    • thesymbiote • 3 years ago

      What I would like to see is a SHIELD tv series with the main characters being shield agents, with the less popular heroes guest starring like Luke Cage, and maybe they could slowly build up to the creation of Vision so he could be in Avengers 3.

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      • DarkShadow-13 • 3 years ago

        but if they f*ck this up, i'm going to blame on disney for that

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        • DarkShadow-13 • 3 years ago

          this is disney idea right why in the hell would they put a great success franchise to the small screen and even though, it made a huge hit at the box office but hey it might be good if they do it right then i'm o k with it

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          • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

            I still don't like the Hulk series either... they should do another Hulk movie and get it done 100% right!

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            • David-garcia-67788063 • 3 years ago

              I think Disney is getting over its head over the whole marvel shows, i'm not saying it's bad and with the success of the Avengers movie destroyed the box office in the entire month of may and june. Just saying that we should see how the Hulk tv series will play, and how good it'll be.

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              • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                @ Stop posting that crap on here... moron...

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                • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                  @redcameraman agreed... very dumb!

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                  • redcameraman • 3 years ago

                    Stupid idea.

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                    • skywise • 3 years ago

                      @shuabert And your point is well taken. They could even bring in members of my favorite Avengers, the Great Lakes Avengers...or whatever they call themselves now.

                      It would make for a comical episode at any rate.

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                      • shuabert • 3 years ago

                        @skywise Yes, but they could easily have Renner in the pilot to set up the team and then not have him in the rest of the show. My point was that it would be an easy way to bring in a team of minor characters whom they would probably not use in an Avengers movie.

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                        • jprocks • 3 years ago

                          no something this amazing does not need to be in the TV with crappy special effects IT belongs in the big screen only and on blu ray dvd

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                          • escapist • 3 years ago

                            I won't watch it if it won't have Iron Man, Thor, Hulk or Captain America.

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                            • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                              to soon

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                              • skywise • 3 years ago

                                @shuabert Isnt the West Coast Avegers led by Hawkeye?

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                                • summit10 • 3 years ago

                                  dont push it!

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                                  • jimthar • 3 years ago

                                    another stupid idea.

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                                    • artkid04 • 3 years ago

                                      frankly, this sounds really stupid

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                                      • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                                        @buriblazing It won't happen.

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                                        • buriblazing • 3 years ago

                                          Do it now

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