By: Adam Basciano
This post is essentially a Marvel on TV update. First up is Marvel on ABC. “Despite putting a halt on the “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” spinoff, which was proposed earlier this year, ABC is closing in on a deal to order a pilot for a project centered around Mockingbird, Variety has learned exclusively. Titled “Marvel’s Most Wanted,” the drama will focus on popular “SHIELD” characters Adrianne Palicki‘s Bobbi Morse (also known as Mockingbird) and Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter. The two actors will topline the pilot and prospective series.” Agents of SHIELD was a vastly better show in Season 2. That is partly due to these characters and the actors chemistry with each other. It will be interesting to see who else is involved, and what characters they bring in. But I am definitely looking forward to it.
Meanwhile on Netflix, Luke Cage will be introduced on AKA Jessica Jones, before getting his own 13 episode series. The solo series has found its villain. “I’ve learned that Alfre Woodard is finalizing a deal to star opposite Mike Colter in Luke Cage, the third series in Marvel’s four-series package at Netflix. Woodard will play a lead character listed on the breakdown as Minetta, a powerful woman in local politics who will have an impact on Luke Cage’s life. No one is commenting, but I hear she may actually be playing a version of Marvel villain Black Mariah, a nemesis to Luke Cage as well as Iron Fist. In the comics, she is a professional criminal and a drug dealer.” I know nothing of Luke Cage or his world, so I’ll give my good will to Marvel and Netflix, based on my enjoyment of Daredevil for now.
(Sources: Variety, Deadline)