/marvel-teams-with-netflix-for-daredevil-luke-cage-iron-fist-and-jessica-jones-series/Yesterday, Marvel and Netflix announced their partnership, which will see four new series, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, coming to the digital streaming service starting in 2015. These four 13 episode season one shows will culminate in a /tv/the-defenders/Marvel's The Defenders mini-series event, which repurposes the team known from the comic books to include Netflix's four new small screen heroes.
During a conference call yesterday, after the announcement, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed further details about the Marvel and Netflix team up, saying that a 5th series, which will air on ABC as a companion piece to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is also in the works. Though, he would not give away the title to this mystery Marvel one-hour drama. Many believe that this new series will revolve around Agent Carter, as played by Hayley Atwell in Captain America: The First Avenger and the Marvel One-Shot that revolves solely around her character.
Many fans were quick to express their disappointment that Daredevil and Luke Cage wouldn't be getting their own big screen movies. Senior Executive VP and CFO of The Walt Disney Company Jay Rasulo explained why the studio was moving forward on TV series based on these character, teasing that if they prove to be popular enough on the small screen, they might still get a movie of their own.
"Marvel has thousands of characters...and it is not possible to mine them all with filmed entertainment. While these characters are attractive characters they are not among the most popular...It's not likely we would have made feature films about them...though if they are popular on Netflix, they could become feature films."
His quote isn't very reaffirming for fans, as its highly unlikely that a feature film revolving around any four of these characters will hit the big screen any time soon. Anyone else hoping for a House of Cards/Daredevil cross-over?