As everyone is trying to build their own cinematic universe, the company that did it first is coming at us with another one. After their immensely successful MCU, Marvel is teaming up with Netflix to extend this universe to television. While this is old news, as the plans were made three years ago and two series have already seen the light of day, yesterday at SDCC we got a look at what’s up ahead and how the expansion will continue.
On the first day of San Diego Comic Con, Marvel and Netflix held a joint panel where they made some announcements and released quite a few trailers.
The series that started it all. Daredevil was the first of four series and a miniseries to be released. These plans have already changed thanks to the success of Daredevil‘s first season, released on April 10, 2015. Only eleven days after its release, the series got renewed for a second season. The dark and realistic feel of the series is what drew most people in and is what got Marvel and Netflix to announce a third season. The two companies released their first teaser trailer for this third season.
The series stars Charlie Cox as the titular character, alongside Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, and Elden Henson with John Bernthal and Élodie Yung being introduced in the second series as The Punisher and Elektra.
It’s not easy having to follow a very popular series like Daredevil, but Jessica Jones managed to do just that with its first season released on November 20, 2015. With an even darker tone and dealing with more delicate topics, this series became a hit with fans and quickly got renewed for a second season as well. There’s not much known about this second season other than that it will be filmed back-to-back with the Defenders miniseries.
Krysten Ritter is starring as the main character opposite David Tennant who takes up the role as the villain Killgrave. Additional cast members are Rachael Taylor, Mike Colter and Carrie-Ann Moss.
This character already got introduced in Jessica Jones and is now getting his own series. Luke Cage, portrayed by Mike Colter, will get his first season at the end of September this year. We already got a glimpse of this series at the end of Daredevil’s second season in the form of a teaser and now we are getting a full trailer.
The series also stars Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick and Theo Rossi.
Danny Rand, a martial arts expert, is the fourth member of The Defenders where he’s known as Iron Fist. Finn Jones, who many know from his role in Game of Thrones, will be portraying the titular character. The cast also includes Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup and Tom Pelphrey. At SDCC, we finally got our first look at this new series
The series is set to be released somewhere in 2017.
This is where everything has been leading to. The Defenders is a miniseries that sees all the main characters of the series mentioned above together as a team trying to save New York. The question, however, is if they are really capable of doing that. That’s what we’ll find out in this miniseries starring Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones. The series is set to premiere probably somewhere in the second half of 2017.
Marvel and Netflix already showed a teaser at SDCC.
Even before the release of Daredevil‘s second season, which saw the debut of John Bernthal’s character, Marvel and Netflix announced that they were in early development on a spin-off series about The Punisher. It is seen as a stand-alone series and is not part of the lead-up to The Defenders. While there’s not a lot known about the series so far, we do know that it has been officially ordered as a series by the two companies in April of this year.
Netflix and Marvel have released a sizzle reel with footage from the past seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones in anticipation of the upcoming Luke Cage series.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
While this isn’t one of the Netflix shows, it still is a noteworthy announcement about another Marvel show.
Ghost Rider has now officially been confirmed for the fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which will premiere September 20th. The latest incarnation of the character will see Gabriel Luna take up the role of Robbie Reyes. Along with this announcement, the main cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. came together at the Marvel booth at SDCC to reveal the car that the character will be driving in. A teaser has been released that probably shows what the series’ title card will look like in the next season.
Those are all the teasers and trailers that have been released at SDCC by Marvel and Netflix to get you excited for what’s coming next. If you haven’t yet gotten a subscription to the streaming service, these trailers might give you a good reason to do so.
Which series are you most excited for?
I’ll see you later!