Marvel Studios may be planning more MCU for the small screen

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Chris3123, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Christopher

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    I have no objections to Netflix going a more adult route, but that doesn't seem appropriate for Marvel-universe shows. Granted, characters like Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have been featured in Marvel's adult-oriented line, but I think the film and TV franchise are geared toward a more general audience, including younger viewers, and I see no reason to change that. If anything, comics today have become too adult-oriented for their own good. It was fine when they were trying to prove that comics could be accessible to adults and weren't just the kid stuff they were stereotyped as, but I think they ended up going too far in the opposite direction. If comics and superhero shows/films aren't accessible to children, where does the next generation of fans come from?
     
  2. Professor Zoom

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    I agree with 100% of this post. I don't mind seeing some variation in between the different shows--some more gritty than others... but. Yeah.

    But, I especially want to +1 to this post in regards to comics. I have a son now. And the idea of him reading Batman... no way. Not until he's like 15. Seriously, BATMAN. There was some stuff recently, I'm think of the Joker and what he did to his face... that I thought was a little over the top.
     
  3. 777

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    I share the same concern as kirk55555.

    Coming from a country with no Netflix, this has effectively killed any chance of me seeing it.

    An I am not too convinced either that DVD will happen. Sure, House of Cards is coming out, but searching their other original programing titles indicate that this release was really the exception; they don't normally release DVDs of their programs as far as I can see.
     
  4. Darth Duck

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    It's Marvel and it will sell. Of course it will be on DVD. They want to make all the money.
     
  5. cylkoth

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    TV series season box sets are typically released in proximity to their next season's launch date. Tvshowsondvd.com has Lillyhammer-Netflix' actual first series, having it's first season released on disc next month. Just in time for it's second season on Dec 15. So the others should follow House of Cards (which is a few months earlier than this pattern) in the coming months.

    And since you're in a country where Netflix hasn't entered, chances are high that it will be sold to a network or channel there, airing in the same timeframe as the streaming release, so again, no worries.
     
  6. theenglish

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    I agree too. I downloaded Comixology's free titles for young readers from DC as I do not want my son reading Batman or Detective. I like that Marvel has gone the more "general audience" route--the plots are serious but the violence is pretty lightweight. I have watched the Avengers, Thor, and Iron Man with my son and aside from a few moments of fright it was basically a cartoon for him. I will not let him watch Man of Steel or the Nolan's Batman because those are too intense. It's my judgment call, of course.
     
  7. dansigal

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    For accessibility purposes, please explain to me the difference between Netflix and Cable? Both are pay services. One involves getting someone to come in and install internet cables, the other involves getting someone to come in and install cable cables. Both you have to pay for, either with a credit card or a debit card or linking it to a bank account. You can watch Netflix on your tv with most DVD players or a $5 HDMI cable hooked up to a computer. I don't get the problems here?

    As for DVDs, I'd be willing to wager pretty up anything in the world, that every single one of these shows will become available on DVD. It's where most of these types of shows actually make most of their money. Saying it won't be released on DVD (with absolutely no basis for hte claim) is essentially creating a problem out of thin air.
     
  8. Turtletrekker

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    Nobody needs to install anything for Netflix streaming. You can watch it right on your computer or, with a HDMI cable, hook your computer to your TV and watch it there.
     
  9. Christopher

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    Not to mention that Netflix streaming is only 8 bucks a month, which is probably competitive with the cost of a premium-channels package on your cable service (I wouldn't know since I've never subscribed to things like HBO or Showtime).
     
  10. cylkoth

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    Cable pay channels range in price from $15-$20 bucks a month, depending on the cable system you're on and region. The cable co gets a cut of that fee since they're doing the sales, distributing and paperwork.
     
  11. kirk55555

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    You can pay for cable with money orders, which you can get with cash at almost any grocery store of sufficient size or places like wal-mart. Once cable is set up, any TV in your house can access it easily (assuming its not a log cabin or isn't a decades old house that hasn't been updated since the 60s). You can have a 30 year old TV that you bought for $5 at a garage sale and it will almost certainly be able to use cable. You don't even need a remote control, you can manually switch between channels. Its very different from netflix, and is much more convenient and cheaper when it comes to equipment you need.

    As for DVDs, its like I said. Why should I assume that shows distributed digitally first are made by people that don't hate physical media? People who really like digital stuff do tend to dislike/dismiss physical media.
     
  12. Fist McStrongpunch

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    Major media companies shouldn't have to cater to bizarre luddites who refuse to have technology less than 30 years old, or to build up credit.
     
  13. Pavonis

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    But people who like to make money will do whatever it takes to make the most amount of money. That means DVD/BD sales.
     
  14. kirk55555

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    The 30 years was an example. There are still millions of people like my family. People who aren't rich or tech savvy shouldn't get screwed over by the kind of people who spend there time talking about everything from books to video games will all be digital in a few years and people that hate reading books on a screen or who like actually physically owning stuff they buy are cavemen resistant to change. Luckily they make more than enough money from people like my family that the "digital only" people won't be getting their digital utopia anytime soon. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Kestrel

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    Primarily because they have been doing so.

    And you'll have to give some evidence that they hate physical media.
     
  16. kirk55555

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    Well, putting a show that you can only see through a digital service is a big warning sign to me. I'm not saying we definitely will not see the shows on DVD. I'm just saying that I can easily see them never coming on DVD. Until they expressly say that they will, I just think its safer to assume they won't. The mind set that would put shows on netflix exclusively just seem like the kind of mind set that hates physical media.
     
  17. Alidar Jarok

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    Cable television consists of shows you can only see through a digital service, so I really fail to see your point.
     
  18. Scroogourner

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    "Hating" physical media at this point would remove a revenue stream. Something that most companies try to avoid. If it makes financial sense, they'll put it out on DVD.
     
  19. Pavonis

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    But that is completely irrational of you. You have no reason to think that these new MCU shows won't get to you eventually, and no reason to single out Netflix at all. The idea that you'd rather have them fail because you can't see them immediately boggles the mind!
     
  20. CaptainCanada

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    Even though Netflix shows are released on DVD? Assuming the contrary is irrational in the extreme.