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Old November 13 2013, 01:41 AM   #211
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Re: Marvel Studios may be planning more MCU for the small screen

I'm surprised people don't the answers to this. I concede that the contracts aren't public records, but these are giant corporations. You would expect the number of people who know these things to be reasonably large and I struggle to see why they would care about keeping it a secret.

That being said, I wonder how wide the gray area is. Crossovers are fairly common in the Marvel Universe, so it can't be that wide. Practically everyone has been an Avenger at some point, so it can't be that wide either (I seriously doubt Wolverine can appear in Avengers). Kingpin prominently straddles two worlds, though, so he's probably one of the most likely characters to be in the gray area.

ETA: Regarding Goddard: I know him from LOST. Even then, it's hard to tell just how much individual input a writer gets in that show - particularly by Fourth Season (he seems to have started in the Third and had his best work in the later years). I like quite a few of his episodes, but, to me, they're more for the trademarked LOST "Oh Shit" moments that aren't necessarily tied to a particular writer (Desmond seeing the future, while written well in the episode, is more memorable because "oh shit, Desmond can see the future?").

However, I'm still optimistic. I wonder how Netflix has handled their shows in the past. In theory, they could have one writer write all 13 episodes since they don't necessarily have deadlines (they have to finish writing and filming before they release it). My guess is that won't be the case, though. However, I could see several teams of writers writing for their respective character at the same time.
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Old November 13 2013, 02:21 AM   #212
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Re: Marvel Studios may be planning more MCU for the small screen

Willimon has his name on all but 4 episodes of the first season of House of Cards, but due to the more compressed second season pre-production schedule I don't think he will have done as much writing for it. The episodes are an hour long, so even a few episodes is a pretty big job for anyone but the most prolific of writers, especially if they're also helping run the show.
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Old November 13 2013, 02:26 AM   #213
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While this may not mean anything as far as the movies nare concerned, The Wolverine used "Viper" and the tie-in video game for the first Captain America movie used "Madame Hydra", essentially the same character.
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Old November 13 2013, 02:49 AM   #214
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ETA: Regarding Goddard: I know him from LOST. Even then, it's hard to tell just how much individual input a writer gets in that show - particularly by Fourth Season (he seems to have started in the Third and had his best work in the later years).
If you want a better indicator of what Goddard can do, rent The Cabin in the Woods. In fact, just rent it anyway. It's a hell of a movie.
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Old November 13 2013, 03:11 AM   #215
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Well, that's a very different genre. I realize LOST isn't quite the same genre, but it's a little closer. Sci-fi action/adventure is closer to superhero action/adventure with some fantasy/sci-fi/crime drama likely mixed in.
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Old November 13 2013, 04:54 AM   #216
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Melissa Rosenberg, who was previously attached to the character for a project for ABC that the studio passed on, will be helming the Jessica Jones series.

Carol Danvers was a part of her original pitch to ABC, which gives me hope that we will see her here.
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Old November 13 2013, 05:22 AM   #217
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Well, that's a very different genre. I realize LOST isn't quite the same genre, but it's a little closer. Sci-fi action/adventure is closer to superhero action/adventure with some fantasy/sci-fi/crime drama likely mixed in.
Goddard also worked on Buffy and Angel, which were pretty much superhero shows. And on Alias, which was a fantasy action-adventure spy show. He's definitely qualified.


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Melissa Rosenberg, who was previously attached to the character for a project for ABC that the studio passed on, will be helming the Jessica Jones series.

Carol Danvers was a part of her original pitch to ABC, which gives me hope that we will see her here.
Hmm, her credits are a mixed bag. Producer of Dexter, which I never watched and didn't like the idea of. Producer of The O.C. Consulting producer and writer on Birds of Prey, which was a female-led superhero series, but not a particularly good one. Writer of the Twilight movies, though I guess she can't be blamed for the content of the books, and I've seen reviews saying the films improved on or subtly satirized elements of the books.
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Old November 13 2013, 05:48 AM   #218
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Yeah, it's odd. Dexter is good and there's at least a superhero connection with Birds of Prey (quality aside).
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Old November 13 2013, 05:55 AM   #219
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Pretty excited about Goddard working on Daredevil. He's done a lot of stuff that I've liked over the years.
I wonder if they're using Rosenberg's material from the ABC Family version of AKA Jessica Jones, or if they're having her start from scratch?
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Old November 27 2013, 12:46 AM   #220
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If you read between the lines of what Neal McDonough says here, it would seem that the 'Agent Carter' project is still a going concern.

He seems excited by the prospect. A Carter/Dugan/Stark-centric SHIELD show with a 40's setting would rock! I have no idea if Dominic Cooper would be available or willing, but it would rock.
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Old December 7 2013, 01:24 AM   #221
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In a confirmation of what we already know, Marvel officially announced Drew Goddard as Daredevil show-runner today.

There is a little new info, as they reveal that Goddard will write and direct the pilot.
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Old January 3 2014, 03:00 AM   #222
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Agent Carter would seem to be confirmed. Haley Atwell is on board and "thrilled" to be a part of it.
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Old January 3 2014, 03:27 AM   #223
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I can't tell if Marvel has a genius plan, they're blinded by ambition, or their goal is to just spam movies and TV shows until the bubble bursts. Either way, it'll be fun to watch and an interesting experiment in crossing between TV and movies (I remember the plan for Dark Tower that fell through that would have tried the same thing).

I couldn't find anything about a network, though. Is this cable, regular television, Netflix? My guess is anything's possible at this point.
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Old January 3 2014, 03:52 AM   #224
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That was a weird statement in the article that this was the first US starring role for a British actor since Michelle Ryan's Bionic Woman. There have been plenty of British actors on US TV since then, notably Jonny Lee Miller in Elementary and Tom Mison in Sleepy Hollow. Not to mention Hugh Laurie in House, Lena Headey in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Anna Friel in Pushing Daisies, Parminder Nagra in Alcatraz, Marsha Thomason on White Collar, etc. 2009's FlashForward had three UK actors -- Joseph Fiennes, Sonya Walger, and Jack Davenport -- as well as Irish actor Brían F. O'Byrne.
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Old January 3 2014, 04:28 AM   #225
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And there's also Once Upon A Time in Wonderland where 4 of 6 lead actors are English.
There are a ton of English actors on US TV series right now, not to mention all of the shows that have come and gone since The Bionic Woman.
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