Disney Has Three Marvel TV Series in Development

Disney CEO Robert Iger sat down for a lengthy interview with the Wall Street Journal, and among the subjects covered -- albeit briefly -- was Disney's efforts with recent acquisition Marvel Comics.

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By EdGross - 11/7/2010
What follows is the relative portion of the interview:

WSJ: In the past year-plus you've made two splashy acquisitions: Marvel and Playdom. How are the integrations of those two companies progressing?

Mr. 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.

Not much there, but it will be interesting to see what the other two series beyond the Hulk will be.

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RorMachine - 11/7/2010, 6:12 PM
Its Cloak And Dagger for sure. Not certain on the other but Punisher was mentioned.
Ultron8872 - 11/7/2010, 6:16 PM
Heroes for Hire would be perfect for live-action TV.
jazzman - 11/7/2010, 6:18 PM
Punisher, Power Pack, Cloak And Dagger
GuineaPirate - 11/7/2010, 6:19 PM
Tomb of Dracula. Vampires are all the rage.
vermillion - 11/7/2010, 6:19 PM
If it's three I would imagine it's Heroes for Hire, Hulk, and Punisher.
SHAZAM171 - 11/7/2010, 6:25 PM
Cloak and Dagger, Heroes for Hire and Moon Knight I hope.
HULK2099 - 11/7/2010, 6:26 PM
would love to see the inhumans
Ibz - 11/7/2010, 6:32 PM
@Intruder i think your right thats probably the one they want the most because fantastic 4 is just made for disney
GUNSMITH - 11/7/2010, 6:49 PM
WATCH EM DO POWER PACK, IF DONE RIGHT IT COULD BE COOL...PLUS ITS KID FRIENDLY..WHAT GETS KIDS IN GETS PARENTS TO BUY INTO IT TOO..BIGGER AUDIENCE BIGGER RATINGS

POWER PACK SCREAMS...SCREAMS DISNEY......
LEEE777 - 11/7/2010, 6:50 PM
THE PUNISHER and CLOAK & DAGGER!!!


Probably end up with POWER PACK lol! : P

But I'll believe it when I see it, shame on MARVEL, a decade and made just = MUTANT X and BLADE!

Thank [frick] for DISNEY and their boots up MARVEL's a$$e$!
LEEE777 - 11/7/2010, 6:51 PM
GUN @ Lmao, just said POWER PACK! : D

God hope not! : p
GUNSMITH - 11/7/2010, 6:53 PM
LEEE WHO WOULD U CAST IN A POWERPACK LIVE ACTION TV SERIES?
LEEE777 - 11/7/2010, 6:56 PM
GUN @ Lmao, I just said POWER PACK too! : D

: p

Dude IF they did, I'd say any young actors that have NO DISNEY connections for a start lol!
GUNSMITH - 11/7/2010, 7:06 PM
ALEX POWER

JULIE POWER

BOTH FROM RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN...
GUNSMITH - 11/7/2010, 7:08 PM
LEEE GOOD LUCK WITH NOT PULLING FROM DISNEY ACTORS...
EdGross - 11/7/2010, 7:08 PM
Intruder, I haven't heard anything about them dropping it. I don't imagine Fox letting both of those properties slip away from them. That being said, there is some sort of deadline on when they have to get started on them, so we'll see how it plays out.
EdGross - 11/7/2010, 7:18 PM
I really don't know, but I can't imagine it can be much longer before they have to be in production -- especially on Daredevil.
tazmaniak - 11/7/2010, 7:19 PM
He says they're developing those series for ABC and ABC Family, so it's not Punisher.

This is good news though, because we really only knew they were trying to make Hulk, with the possibility of Cloak and Dagger.Now we know they are actually developing 3.One is most likely Cloak and Dagger and a mysterious third one.
InSpace - 11/7/2010, 7:34 PM
Uh guys one is Incredible Hulk,which has been mentioned before, another is probably Cloak and Dagger (for ABC family),since it's been mentioned before and Heroes for Hire is not gonna happen since they are planning a Iron Fist short film and a possible Luke Cage project, and I have to rule out Moon Knight sadly (since NBC has The Cape which is similar to Moon Knight and CBS had a series called Moonlight, so to not confuse the viewers they probably wont go forward with it) and the Punisher wont work for their channel.

So I'm either guessing Power Pack, which would work for their ABC family group if they age the characters a little more) but might not garner many viewers since no one knows about them and arnt that intresting and to tell you the truth quite lame.


But what i'm hoping for is Young Avengers, which would be a really smart move by Marvel since it will sell alot of merch and will deff garner alot of viewers since it has Avengers in the title. but might have some problems since it requires the Avengers to be around for awhile and has a Skrull/Kree charachte which would require some rights and alot of explanation and the kree/skrull war to happen and also needs the scarlet witch.


But what I am also hoping for is for Marvel to cancel their Runaways film and make it to a series.It would be a smart move and could also garner a crossover with cloak and dagger. It would also require some problems with a mutant character and a skrull trannie but it could also be resolved.



.......Wow I wrote alot.



Oh and question: would you guys be intresed in me casting either: A Marvel tv series
(any of the ones you guys mentioned already)

The rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Or a DC Cinematic Universe
California - 11/7/2010, 7:41 PM
I hope they DON'T go forward with a Hulk TV series. I'd much rather keep seeing cinematic adaptations with a sequel to TIH after The Avengers!
RockNRollCC - 11/7/2010, 7:54 PM
If they get the FF rights back, and make a TV show out of it, they'd have to boot No Ordinary Family off the air :P
Knightstalker - 11/7/2010, 7:55 PM
But Grif is right most of the time, so......
ClarkKentSuperman - 11/7/2010, 8:04 PM
guys someone posted the tv shows they are making and the channels they will be released on in the article that let you know Marvel was doin a Hulk show. Thats when everyone started speculating about Ruffalo playing on show or not! Look it up I cant remember off the top of my head what they were. found one of the articles


• Heroes for Hire (focusing on ex-con Luke Cage offering to take on bad guys for a price)
• The Eternals (a race of super-powered beings live amid humanity in secret, inspiring legends)
• Agents of Atlas, Alter Ego (private investigator Jessica Jones takes on cases involving superhumans)
• Moon Knight, the Red Hood (a low-rent criminal discovers a cloak that gives him superpowers)
• Ka-Zar (a Tarzan-type and his saber-toothed tiger must journey to the concrete jungle to seek justice)
• Daughters of the Dragon (a dynamic female duo, one with a bionic arm and the other a granddaughter of a samurai, open a private-detective agency)
• The Punisher (one man wages a war on crime; already adapted as three feature films).

thats the shows and here is the link but I think there was another that said the channels!!

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=23968
vermillion - 11/7/2010, 8:11 PM
They could also look into doing TV Movies for some characters, I think.
Luigi - 11/7/2010, 8:24 PM
Punisher
partyhands - 11/7/2010, 8:26 PM
WHERE IS THE LINK?
Ryguy88 - 11/7/2010, 9:25 PM
I'd like to see a Punisher series that incorporates other characters from the marvel universe. Heroes for hire would be cool too!
Christuffer - 11/7/2010, 10:21 PM
It's Heroes for Hire. ftw
dellamorte1872 - 11/7/2010, 10:44 PM
ABC FAMILY = POWER PACK

DUH? THAT ONE'S ALMOST A GIVEN
SHAZAM171 - 11/8/2010, 12:02 AM
It's on, It's sooo freakin on. LMAO!!!
ReverendHess - 11/8/2010, 3:05 AM
Does anyone remember Damage Control? I always thought that would make a cool TV show.

LEEE777 - 11/8/2010, 3:21 AM
ReverendHess @ Yes and it was up for a series, but MARVEL didn't do anything with it... much like MOON KNIGHT, X-FACTOR, SKRULL KILL CREW etc!!!

All empty promises! : (

GUN @ Your ALEX POWER is awesome ... so's the other one, dunno if you can use her tho, as both starred in Witch moutain,,,? Never saw the end of that lol, only got half way through!
Bigbywolf - 11/8/2010, 3:25 AM
It feels like ages since Daredevil came out. Surely those rights should be back in Disney/Marvel hands soon. I'd love to see Fantastic Four back in the hands of Disney. Not because I like them that much but because they have a really good gallery of rogues. I'm not sure if I'm really keen on the live action stuff on TV. I'm not sure how they are going do the Hulk. Heroes For Hire would work really well.
LEEE777 - 11/8/2010, 3:28 AM
Anyways.........

PUNISHER HBO!!!



and...


LEEE777 - 11/8/2010, 3:30 AM
BIG @ We ain't got a chance with DAREDEVIL. damn or X-FACTOR for that matter too! : (

Not till we stop putting $$$$$$$$ in FOX's pockets for anything MARVEL connected!

[frick]ing X-MEN: FIST A$$ lol.
marvel72 - 11/8/2010, 4:07 AM
marvel tv shows

1.the punisher(hbo winner)
2.cloak & dagger(could be quite intresting show)
3.the hulk (it'll be cool,but i'd rather see movies)

all better than smallville you wait & see.
DeadpoolMania345 - 11/8/2010, 4:11 AM
i think the shows should be cloak and dagger,
moon knight and heroes for hire. I mean the Hulk will have movies. All though it would be cool to see Punisher on tv as well
DeadpoolMania345 - 11/8/2010, 4:12 AM
This way marvel can expand their characters
josebonifacio - 11/8/2010, 4:15 AM
As long as they stay true to the spirit of the Marvel characters, I'm ok with this.


JoshWilding - 11/8/2010, 4:15 AM
Great news! I hope they decide to go for three very different characters so we have plenty of variation. Hulk still seems like a bad idea to me, but Punisher has a lot of potential if done well. Ka-Zar, Moon Knight and Heroes For Hire (even though I'm still hoping Luke Cage and Iron Fist make their way to the big screen) would all be excellent as well.
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