ABC Passes On ‘Marvel’s Most Wanted’

Most Wanted

It appears that Agent Carter isn’t the only Marvel drama to be canned by ABC as they also revealed today that they have passed on Marvel’s Most Wanted. The show would have featured the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters Bobbi Morse a.k.a. Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) that exited the mother series in the third season in recent months.

“Centers on Bobbi Morse (a.k.a. Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two ex-spies and ex-spouses who are on the run with no friends, no S.H.I.E.L.D. and a long list of enemies looking to claim a bounty on their heads. Able to trust no one but each other, Bobbi and Hunter form an uneasy alliance with Dominic Fortune, a rogue adventurer with a wealth of resources and even more adversaries, who agrees to protect them so long as they help him with his own agenda. These two heroes will help anyone in need, all while trying to uncover the conspiracy that put their own lives in jeopardy.”

More updates to come…

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • SAMURAI36

    OMG, LMFAO!!! I knew that was gonna be a fail. Now Agent Carter is next….

    • Marquis de Sade

      By this time next week, CA:CW will have surpassed bvs Box Office, both domestically and globally in the span of 3 weeks.

      • Darthmanwe

        And that relates to the tv issues how?

        • AlphaBlu

          It doesn’t. He’s replying to SAMURAI, who from what little I’ve seen of him, is a RAGING DC fanboy who celebrates every little thing Marvel gets wrong.

          • Chris Johnson

            I really love AOS. I enjoyed it from the start. The only problem I have is how very little the “it’s all connected” slogan that Marvel made such a big deal about, actually means very little at all. The fact that none of the Avengers are even aware that Phil is still alive after all this time is implausible. They more or less use the TV show to promote the films and that’s it. It’s really not connected, not truly. When Coulson turns up in another film, I’ll buy into the “it’s all connected.”

            I never thought Agent Carter or MOW would work as stand alone series, which is a shame because all of the main actors are great in their roles.

          • SAMURAI36

            At least you can be honest about the state of the “MCU”, and the fact that the TV shows are not apart of it. In fact, Marvel’s multimedia content is just as separated (if not more so) than DC’s is. But at least DC told us from the start that it was gonna be separate.

            What Marvel does/did is like a guy telling a girl anything she wants to hear, just to get her in the sack.

          • Chris Johnson

            What’s happening with TV and film I suspect is due to the behind the scenes battles that took place between Feige and Perlmutter. They really didn’t care for each other and completely disagree on the direction of Marvel, so the powers that be promoted Feige and muzzled Perlmutter. TV was Perlmutter’s baby.

          • SAMURAI36

            Agreed on all points. It’s funny that the real “Civil War” takes place behind the scenes. The sad part, is that Feige’s impact doesn’t expand to any other aspect of Marvel either. Perlmutter controls the comics, animation, merchandising, & video game aspect of Marvel as well. Which is why some of those aspects of Marvel are sub-par, and/non-existent.
            If it wasn’t for Feige, we probably wouldn’t be having any of these discussions right now.

          • Axxell

            How is Marvel TV “more separated”?

            Is Marvel TV not affected by the events in the movies? Does Marvel Studios recast TV characters like the DCCU recasted the Flash and will recast everyone else?

            Oh wait…I forgot they’re selling you that dream about “the multiverse”, despite not showing any evidence of happening at all….yeah, that’s definitely as separated as the MCU is…

          • SAMURAI36

            How is Marvel TV “more separated”?

            Is Marvel TV not affected by the events in the movies? Does Marvel Studios recast TV characters like the DCCU recasted the Flash and will recast everyone else?

            You already know the answer to all of that. NOBODY thinks these Marvel shows are connected to the movies. And YOU know they’re not either.

            uOh wait…I forgot they’re selling you that dream about “the multiverse”, despite not showing any evidence of happening at all….yeah, that’s definitely as separated as the MCU is…

            So, speaking from ignorance as usual. Clearly you don’t know what the Multiverse is, especially as it pertains to DC.

          • Axxell

            You already know the answer to all of that. NOBODY thinks these Marvel shows are connected to the movies. And YOU know they’re not either.

            Even if you wanted to argue that, DC movies and shows are not even acknowledging each other. So the Marvel situation is infinitely better than the one at DC.

            So, speaking from ignorance as usual. Clearly you don’t know what the Multiverse is, especially as it pertains to DC.

            I don’t see you proving me wrong…LOL!

          • SAMURAI36

            How does DC’s Multiverse work, Axxell?

          • Axxell

            See? You don’t even know yourself.

          • SAMURAI36

            Can you tell me how DC’s Multiverse works, Axxell? Yes or no?

          • Axxell

            How it works is inconsequential to my point, so I won’t waste my time. Nice try. LOL!

          • SAMURAI36

            If you don’t know how it works, then you don’t have a point. Now answer the question.

            How does it feel to know that I know more about your precious cult, than you know about DC?

          • Axxell

            I wouldn’t know how it feels, since you don’t.

          • SAMURAI36

            Did your fingers fall off? Still waiting for an answer.

          • Axxell

            …and since you’re not familiar with what it is to have a life, it means I don’t live on this board waiting to respond to your inane comments on the spot.

          • SAMURAI36

            Soooo…. You don’t know how it works? It’s really a simple question.

          • Axxell

            How about you explain to me how I’m wrong, then I’ll tell you how the Multiverse works, huh?

          • SAMURAI36

            C’mon Axey. Prove your worth here, just this once. Tell me how the Multiverse works, and stop deflecting.

          • SAMURAI36

            You can even use a lifeline, if you need to. I’m even willing to give you a few hints, if that will help.

          • Fenix

            Yeah, he also loves nickleback and/or the black eyed peas.

          • SAMURAI36

            You sound really stupid.

    • AlphaBlu

      You seem to really enjoy Marvel TV series’ not working.

      I mean, I didn’t want this show to happen either – Bobbi and Hunter need to go back to AoS ASAP – but I’m not laughing at the failure.

      • SAMURAI36

        Oh, I find it quite hilarious, that Marvel thought these Z-list characters were going to have a chance on TV, when AoShit was barely making it.

        Marvel seems to think that because the movies are successful, that the TV shows are gonna share that same success, just because they told the audience “it’s all connected”.

        • AlphaBlu

          Meanwhile, the rest of it find it quite hilarious that DC thought the two biggest and most well known comic book characters of all time were going to be box-office gold and a virtual license to print money… except it wasn’t.

          How’s the shoe feel on the other foot?

          • SAMURAI36

            It doesn’t. Not only because none of the nonsense you said had anything to do with what I said, but also because the DCEU is doing quite fine.

            Now, back to these failed TV shows.

          • Axxell

            A show can only have “failed” if they manage to push out content and get cancelled…Most Wanted was a canned idea, but they didn’t fail because they didn’t try.

          • SAMURAI36

            You’re being your usual disingenuous self. The show FAILED to get past the development stage.

          • Marquis de Sade

            I was wrong. CA:CW surpassed bvs overseas box office gross by $20 million yesterday. Don’t be surprised if CA:CW overtakes bvs by Monday night, (if not sooner).

          • SAMURAI36

            And so by that logic, you’re admitting that Agent Carter failed?

          • Axxell

            At least Agent Carter got twice as many seasons as Constantine ever did.

          • SAMURAI36

            At least Constantine got absorbed into the DCTVU, & will be in the DCEU. What do you think will happen to Agent Carter after this failed show?

          • Axxell

            Agent Carter will continue to be referenced in the MCU as it was before the show existed. But that’s beside the point that the Constantine show sucked balls. the MCU’s first cancellation had to happen on a show for a character that doesn’t even have any powers, yet even that was more interesting than Constantine…

          • SAMURAI36

            Riiiiight. If the show was that interesting, it wouldn’t have gotten cancelled. Especially when it was on a primetime slot. Unlike Constantine, who was on the worst slot of all primetime TV, and still made better ratings than Carter did.

            And nobody is referencing Carter in the MCU.

            Oh, and the next show to get “cacelled” will be Damage Control. Since DC beat Marvel to the punch, there’s no need for a derivative like that on ABC. That show will never see the light of day, mark my words.

          • Axxell

            I guess that explains why the “derivative” DCCU is getting poor reception…

          • Chris Schroeder

            They mention Carter all the time in the MCU, literally her funeral and things said had it played a huge part in the plot to Civil War.

          • SAMURAI36

            The Carter character is a tertiary plot point character at best. Minor references don’t make the character interesting, which was my original point.

          • Chris Schroeder

            “Minor references” isn’t what you said.
            You tend to have a bad habit of going back and changing “your original point” whenever anyone calls you on something you said. She’s been in CA:TFA, CA:WS, Avengers AoU, CA:CW, the Marvel One Shot and her own TV show. She’s a Captain America character so it stands to reason she shows up in his movies.
            Alfred isn’t any less a DC character just because he serves the Wayne family.

          • Chris Schroeder

            Ugh, I promised myself I wouldn’t feed the troll -_-

          • Marquis de Sade

            Oh by all means, please feed it! Sammy deserves to be clowned on the regular.

          • SAMURAI36

            I love how you Zombies always wanna try to evade the point. Since you wanna talk about “my original point”, which was the fact that this boring &$$ show got cancelled, why don’t you discuss why that happened?
            And LMAO at comparing this Z-list character to Alfred. The show that Alfred appears on (& is a major character in) isn’t getting cancelled.

          • Chris Schroeder

            hahahaha If you’re talking about Gotham they better introduce time travel on there soon… otherwise when Bruce finally does become the Batman the only people left will be geriatric versions of all his rogues gallery lol.
            I love how its an immediate insult… Because I called out out on an incorrect statement you made? You do realize someone can be a fan of BOTH Marvel AND DC yet still call someone out on an incorrect statement.

          • SAMURAI36

            Look man, I get it. Everyone wants a shot at the champ. You’re not gonna get your 15 minutes of fame off of me. I’ve given too much time to you & your nonsense as it is.
            Anyways, so now it’s about “time travel” & whatever other nonsense you said. But you wanna “call me out” about my “original points”.
            Bottom line, your precious show is gone, & another one won’t see the light of day. AoShit is barely hanging on by a thread. These are the only points that are germane to this thread. Not Alfred, Gotham, time travel, Constantine, BVS, or any other lame, reflective point you Zombies keep trying to throw at the wall, hoping it will stick. Deal with it.

          • Chris Schroeder

            Crap, it’s after midnight. Is this the point where you change from a mogwai to a gremlin?

          • Chris Schroeder

            But by all means, continue trolling the posts of Heroic Hollywood with your “us vs them” mentality.

          • SAMURAI36

            Thanx, I will!! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be putting you on my ignore list. Buh-Bye now.

          • Fenix

            Except it’s not, WB is really worried.

          • Chris Johnson

            Well, as a matter of fact, when you consider the extraordinary amount of hate and negativity thrown unfairly towards both films, they are indeed quite successful.

            Whether you enjoyed the film or not, being able to make $860+ million dollars in the face of all of THIS? That in and of itself is quite the achievement! I couldn’t imagine another film doing the same level of business under similar circumstances.

          • SAMURAI36

            This is my sentiment as well.

          • Fenix

            It did that well in a large part because of its opening weekend which was mostly advanced ticket sales which had to be purchased before all the bad reviews came out or else you’d be sold out that first weekend. Once reviews came out it plummeted.

          • SAMURAI36

            Reviews for BVS came out in a manner of days after release of the film. It only made about $400M the first week, and every week thereafter it continued to climb in the box office.

            Granted, the negative reviews did hurt it, but not enough for it to bomb, which, despite what you and others try to paint it as, it far from did that.

    • Fenix

      Lol, calm down. I know you don’t have much else going on in your life, but try to breath.

  • Jax Maxton

    This doesn’t come as a huge surprise since Marvel on ABC has not met its high expectations.. I also expect only 1 final season of Agents of SHIELD to get to the magic syndication number and then it will get the boot.

  • Steve Steve

    What is ABC planning to put on air this year?

    • More Dancing with Washed Up B-Level Celebrities.

      • Joseph Chaisson

        Sounds like fun.

  • Glad this one isn’t getting picked up. Those two are some of the only likable characters on a show that is only mediocre on its best days. I’d love it if AOS bowed out of the NBC lineup too. I think the SHIELD brand could get serious traction as a Netflix show. Maybe set in the 70’s with a young Nick Fury. Too bad about Agent Carter though. There was a lot of charm there, and Haley Atwell is a great lead.

  • Chris W

    The show nobody asked for.

  • Joseph Chaisson

    Wasn’t their going to be a 30 min sit com based on those cleaning up after the super heroes? Or was it to close to Powerless on NBC?

    • SAMURAI36

      I doubt that’s gonna happen now.