Not only is Marvel setting up its phase three movies, which will reportedly include Doctor Strange and Avengers 3, but it also has a series of more obscure characters set up to debut on Netflix in 2015, including Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. Production will soon be rolling in New York.
As Bob Iger, the President of Disney, who own Marvel, said in Variety, it’s important that these series are “authentic,” which is why they’re filming in New York. These heroes will be based out of Hell’s Kitchen, which should add extra grit and toughness. (In fact, the series is being called “The Flawed Heroes of Hell’s Kitchen.”)
While superhero stories are reaching the point of critical mass, we’re definitely looking forward to this series. Daredevil definitely deserves another shot, and I’m especially excited about Luke Cage, who was considered the Blaxploitation superhero of the seventies.