I've learned to stop doubting Marvel.
Even before the almighty-Disney was behind them, Marvel was already an entertainment juggernaut. The properties they own star in their own comic books, cartoons, feature films television shows... heck, they have their own theme park, Marvel Super Hero Island, as part of Universal Islands of Adventure. Ever since 'Marvel's The Avengers' hit cinema screens, there has been no looking back for Marvel Studios. This season, 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' a television series tied into the same cinematic universe as the seven Marvel movies to date, debuted on ABC. 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' just earned a full-season pick-up despite middling ratings, proving that both ABC and Marvel are committed to playing out their television plan throughout the long-haul.
Now, Marvel is shopping an 'Agent Carter' series to be spun out of the feature film 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' as well as reportedly shopping a package deal that would include four brand new television series and a mini-series for good measure. It's possible that 'Agent Carter' could be a part of this four-series, sixty-episode package but--in characteristic, secretive Marvel Studios fashion--no one is offering any details.
Marvel Studios is shopping the massive package deal in the video-on-demand and cable markets, branching away from ABC (which is also owned by parent-company Disney). Netflix, Amazon and WGN America have each been rumored as potential buyers for the landmark package deal.
Which characters do you think could make a successful leap to the small screen? So far with 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and 'Agent Carter,' the small screen offerings have centered on human characters without any super powers; could this change? Could powered characters work on the small-scale?