Pop Topix: Hulu plans on producing more Marvel based series which may include Daredevil!
As if the previously mentioned animated Marvel programs wasn't enough, HULU is considering a deal with Marvel to (possibly) resurrect canceled series such as Iron Fist, Luke Cage and of course Daredevil!
In the say it ain't so column, according to /Film, one of Netflix’s rivals, Hulu, is hinting at possibly reviving Daredevil and its fellow live-action Marvel shows like Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and in the meantime Daredevil actor Charlie Cox is out signing petitions as a means to bring back the venerable Superhero series since Netflix unexpectedly dropped the show.
Craig Erwich, the senior vice president of originals at Hulu, was asked if he was interested in bringing any of the live-action Marvel series back to life for his streaming service and his response was
“Marvel has a ton of titles we’d be interested in. It kind of just depends on when they’re ready, [and] who, most importantly, is going to be behind these things.. We’ve had a relationship with Marvel since Runaways, we’re getting into business on these animated shows. I’m sure it will lead to — you know, business gets you business — we have a good creative relationship with them. That’s where opportunities tend to arise.”Logistically speaking, it would make sense for Hulu to pick up the gauntlet that Netflix dropped and since Disney may not be too comfortable airing an R-rated series for their family friendly streaming service, I could cosign on that. While this may seem like good news for fans of the Netflix shows that were abruptly canned last year, a few concerns remain if the deal goes through:
1. Will the original cast return?
2. Are each series a continuation of the past episodes, or does HULU plan on reworking the storyline from the ground up?
3. How much production financing will be allocated for each series especially when you factor in how the Hulu streaming service is nowhere as wealthy as its competitors i.e. Netflix, Amazon Video or even DC Universe which is backed by Time Warner?
Personally, I would love to see fresh faces as far as Marvel characters are concerned. Daredevil had its successful trilogy and despite both Luke Cage and Iron Fist's series finales ending on a minor cliffhanger, both characters can be merged into a Powerman and Iron Fist miniseries leading to Heroes for Hire. The latter being used a a tentpole for introducing new or overlooked characters within the Marvel Universe.
Of course, both Moon Knight and Taskmaster are deserving of their own series. Now make that shit happen Hulu! Aside from the popular Netflix series, other networks have dipped their toes into the Marvel pool ending with mixed to poor results. Primary examples are Agents of SHIELD (ABC) Legion, (FXX) Cloak and Dagger (Freeform) and Runaways ( Hulu.)
Any suggestions on who should have their very own Hulu series and should Daredevil return for a fourth?