5 Potential Marvel TV Shows To Rival HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

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Marvel TV Moon Knight Illuminati The SentryWith news breaking that Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of both Lost and The Leftovers, is in talks to develop a Watchmen show for HBO, Marvel needs a new TV hit. Don’t get me wrong, I know Agents of Shield still has a huge following, but I stopped watching the Netflix shows during the second season of Daredevil. And FX’s Legion was just… okay for me. It’s not that I don’t love Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, but it’s not fair to put lower-tier characters like them in competition with a juggernaut like Watchmen.

HBO was clearly taking notes when Netflix started releasing their shows, so this seems like a great moment for Marvel to take some notes on their competition. If DC is going to churn out a Watchmen series, then Marvel needs to dig deep into their libraries to find stories worthy of being brought to the silver screen.

So hit Next to find out about five properties Marvel should consider adapting if they want to match HBO’s Watchmen.

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  • bingeit 45

    certainly not the inhumans

  • Derek Wiles

    I stopped watching Legion too. I couldnt make it past episode 2

  • McFlywalker

    I would love for Netflix to do an R rated, animated show based on Exiles. As for hits, Cloak and Dagger looks decent.

  • Axxell

    “Watchmen” a “juggernaut”? Did we forget how the movie did already?

    • Nando

      LOL, your little mind of being Fagxxell, the worst juggernaut is from Marvel LOL!
      I know you will be p¡ssed! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7d609973bea50d7844b9a58982305eeb66275cb6d403111547fad2392a106078.gif

      • Axxell

        MCU: $11.7B in 9 years

        DC: $8.8B in 40 years

        UMAD, BRAH?

        • Nando

          i knew you would p¡ssed lol

          • Axxell

            Yeh…Marvel taking DC’s lunch money does that…HaHa!

          • Nando

            lunch money? wat r u talikng a buot? stop beeing p¡ssed

          • Axxell

            MCU: $11.7B in 9 years

            DC: $8.8B in 40 years

            http://i.imgur.com/E0HGiMb.gif

            Don’t be mad bro!

            😉

          • Nando

            so you are that prince of clowns user? y the multiaccount? y so p¡ssed?

          • Axxell

            LOL! Your paranoia is starting to kick in…LOLZ!

          • Nando

            what is paranoia?

          • Slim Shazy

            If you’re gonna count every DC flick, do yourself a favor and count every Marvel flick outside the MCU too.

            But when it comes to cinematic universes… 16 against 4? Amazing you’re a mathematical genius.
            Yet the DCEU so far completely annihilated MCU’s first 4 movies when it comes to box office.
            “But but DC’s heroes are more famous hurr durr” that excuse won’t work.

            When DCEU’s first female-led’s domestic run is about to beat Captain America’s entire worldwide run, and it’s been out for only a month. It’s funny because according to some pro MCU bloggers, WW had no marketing. For a movie without marketing, amazing numbers.

            The fact that it’ll take them 20 movies for a female-led cbm says a lot about how much trust they have… and I can’t wait for the sequel… in 2030.

          • Axxell

            If you’re gonna count every DC flick, do yourself a favor and count every Marvel flick outside the MCU too.

            Well I figured counting only the MCU films was enough to show how Marvel is kicking @ss…Plus, it’d be multiple studios against a single one. But you want me to include ALL Marvel movies? That’s a bloodbath…

            DC: $8.8B in 40 years

            Marvel: $23.5B in 30 years

            But if that’s what you wanted to show, then there it is…

            But when it comes to cinematic universes… 16 against 4? Amazing you’re a mathematical genius.

            Wait…I hope you’re not complaining about lopsided comparisons after you just told me to compare EVERY Marvel flick outside the MCU against DC’s movies, right?

            Yet the DCEU so far completely annihilated MCU’s first 4 movies when it comes to box office.
            “But but DC’s heroes are more famous hurr durr” that excuse won’t work.

            LOL! If this is about which studio knows what they’re doing, why the he11 would I compare what WB did in 2012 to what Marvel Studios did in 2008? You don’t see every new car manufacturer’s first model being compared to the first Ford car, or the first Toyota car ever made, do you?

            When DCEU’s first female-led’s domestic run is about to beat Captain America’s entire worldwide run, and it’s been out for only a month.

            It’s still a looooong way from CA:CW’s global take. Good luck.

            It’s funny because according to some pro MCU bloggers, WW had no marketing. For a movie without marketing, amazing numbers.

            LMFAO! Right…”no marketing”…

            https://i.redd.it/siv6aypnigwy.jpg

            I have NO idea how people found out this movie was playing…

            Seriously though, you must be confusing the DC fanboys trying to push the amount of marketing because they had so much riding on the breakout success of this movie, after all the disappointments of the previous 3 DCEU films.

            The fact that it’ll take them 20 movies for a female-led cbm says a lot about how much trust they have…

            They have enough trust on a female-led film, that they don’t need to wait past 28 movies before making one that isn’t riding on the coattails of a male-led franchise…

          • Holloway K.

            Adjust for inflation.

  • JMMagwood

    Wow, what a terrible list. Marvel doesn’t really have anything that rivals many of DC’s better stories. I could also see Moore’s “Anatomy Lesson” or Ellis’ “Transmetropolitan” Morrison’s “Animal Man” or “The Filth” as great adult TV on HBO. Not to mention “Sandman” or “Starman;” Done right, these could all be classic TV. I’m not sure what Marvel could produce on this level. DD is about the best you’ll get. Maybe a few of the better Wolverine stories could be great.