By now, I might guess you have caught up to the finale episode of Daredevil Season Two. Now is where you stand wanting for more, after the notorious Netflix binging. This might draw in the viewers for another viewing of Season One, or better still, go back and revisit the psychological goodness of Jessica Jones. And it is going to be another span of six months until you get your expectant hands on the next series by Marvel Television. The upcoming show titled, Luke Cage, is supposed to be released on Sep’ 30, 2016.
Now, if you are hyped with the short teaser for Luke Cage after the release of Daredevil Season Two, you as a fellow fan ought to have been excited about the upcoming “Iron Fist” and then the ensemble show, Marvel’s “The Defenders”. But while observing the ritual of a comic book fan to oversee further developments in the long run, we can certainly say that there are many street-level heroes who can spearhead their own shows, following “The Defenders”. Now, these ones would fit just right in between the ranks of Matt Murdock, Jessica, Luke and Danny.
Now, besides the titular characters of the Marvel shows, there have been several other characters that have been featured. This includes the likes of Trish Walker (who might assume the role of Hellcat much later), Elektra and the Punisher. Now, other names can be put up on the list too that can partake their heroic actions in the noir world. Ever since Daredevil had released its first season on Netflix, Marvel has gone leaps and bounds to establish another gritty, bloody side to the heroic tale. They have managed to combine the famous troupes of martial arts close-combat cinema and the grim reality of a noir graphic novel, while inserting in into the world of the Avengers. Following is a list of five potential heroes that can spearhead their own shows in Marvel television:
1. Moon Knight
Mark Spector is featured as one of the mercenaries who had sustained serious injuries on the battlefield. While awaiting his last breath, he had gained audience with one of the Egyptian Gods. As he attempted to make a deal with Khonshu, the Egyptian God of vengeance, he had eventually assumed the role of that God’s divine spokesperson of justice. Here was a man who had traipsed into the mortal realm and the spiritual world alike. As he had gone on to adopt more and more personalities over the course of his adventures, he had gradually become one of the most mentally unstable superheroes ever seen in the Marvel universe. Marvel television had already brought that aspect to light through the inclusion of guilt factor into Matt Murdock’s psyche, and especially in Jessica Jones’ mental torture by Kilgrave. This troupe could easily be carried over to the Moon Knight himself. Now, this tale can easily encompass the respective genres of horror, crime noir and the usual hero stuff. Even the writers can have enough breathing room with the numerous antagonists and story arcs featuring in the Moon Knight’s universe. Be it fighting mystical creatures, such as werewolves, or just bashing up crime lords or thugs alike, this warrior is someone that stands out at night. This would be an almost perfect platform to work on following the Defenders.
Now, with the release of Blade in 1998 featuring Blade The Vampire Hunter, it had technically kick-started the present modern affluence of superhero movies. And even as the rights to the character have reverted back to Marvel, we could easily deduce that the character cannot be placed on the big screen, since it involves gory slaying of the undead. Now, even if the Marvel executives manage to bring back Wesley Snipe on board to portray the titular character as the Daywalker, or cast some other character to depict his tragic tale of a man conflicted between the living and the undead. Now, this could easily make for some action, fast-paced television. Even though there was a short series on Blade during the year of 2006, the Marvel Cinematic Universe ought to explore more of the character by rebooting it from the get go. This one character can easily feel at home amongst the gritty noir atmosphere of the Marvel-Netflix shows.