Marvel At Our TV Powers! - The UpStream

Marvel At Our TV Powers!

posted Sunday Oct 17, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Marvel At Our TV Powers!

The new Disney/Marvel family has decided to take the media world by force. The best way to do that is to create Marvel Studios TV, which is exactly what they did. The new division will be responsible for developing television programming based on Marvel properties.

Which properties are in the works now? Well, it would appear that right now there are projects in the works for Hulk, The Punisher and even Cloak and Dagger.

To read more about Marvel TV, hit the break.

Jeph Loeb has been chosen to head up the new division. Loeb has had producing credits on Heroes, Smallville, Lost and several others, so this guy knows what he is doing when it comes to television.

As of now, we know nothing about the Hulk series or how it may or may not tie into the movies or if it will be entirely standalone. Also, nothing is really known about The Punisher and whether it will have the same cross-market issues having also released 2 films in the past few years.

Cloak and Dagger, however, does seem to have details. Apparently it will be an ABC Family series. The ABC side makes sense, being part of the Disney family as well, but Family? Really? A series about runaways who discover they have mutant powers after drug experiments? I suppose they could be used as an example of the negative impact of drugs, but I think it will come across more like, "If I take drugs I can gain superpowers." The general populace is a lot like Mayor West after all.

So, are you excited about the possibility of Marvel TV shows again? Have you ever seen the Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno Hulk series? Let us know in the comments section!

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