Recently, Robert Iger
( Chief Executive of Walt Disney Co.) told The Wall Street Journal
they were "developing three live-action (Marvel) series"
. Unofficial announcements already fit a Hulk live-action TV series
with the help of future Haunted Mansion director Guillermo del Toro
) for ABC
and a Cloak and Dagger TV interpretation
for ABC Family
into two of the three slots. Disagreeing with the Heroes for Hire
TV series speculation that has been going around, Variety
announced that Melissa Rosenberg
-screenwriter behind the "sparkly vampire" franchise that is Twilight
- is working on bringing one of Marvel's edgiest female superheroes to the small screen: Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones is best know for her MAX series Alias
in which Brian Michael Bendis
and Michael Gaydos
introduced her to the Marvel Universe starting her own private detective agency. Although her present status as wife and mother might not be the most exciting source for the show, her past contains potential stories that can be expanded greatly for an enjoyable television experience. Also, this could be the perfect setting to introduce other well known Marvel characters like Luke Cage
According to Variety
, Rosenberg will be working with the series' executive producers Jeph Loeb
, Joe Quesada
, Alan Fine
and Howard Klein.
Bendis will also be working as a consultant for the show.
"Insiders said Rosenberg was drawn to Jessica Jones because the character is unlike most female leading roles on network TV: deeply flawed but with a biting sense of humor."
It seems as though the Marvel and Disney partnership is bringing great things for the company especially since Marvel's animation division is behind the Super Hero Squad
, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
and will soon be releasing Ultimate Spider-Man animated series. Also, according to the same article by Variety
AKA Jessica Jones
"Disney Channel execs recently said they hope to create a Marvel-branded programming block on Disney go by 2012."
, which will be the title for the series, is still in it's planning stage which means that until there is an official word from either Marvel
themselves everything is subjected to change at any moment.
Hulk, Cloak and Dagger and Jessica Jones, what do you think of the future live-action Marvel TV series line-up?
-- Geo (sora_thekey
), long time user, blogger, wiki editor of the Whiskey Media Sites, and 24/7geek!