Well, I don’t think anyone had this on their Bingo card. While the relationship between Netflix and Marvel — and by extension, Disney — may be souring, keep in mind that Disney owns a huge share in Hulu. That share will grow even larger once the Fox acquisition is completed. In the meantime, Marvel and Hulu are set to created animated programs around characters such as MODOK, Hit-Monkey, and Howard the Duck.
Yes, I said animated programs, as these will be more adult-themed programs of the Marvel variety in the same way that Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist (I guess), Luke Cage, and The Punisher were more adult themed compared to the likes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. Based on a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Hulu has greenlit the four animated programs for MODOK, Howard the Duck, Hit-Monkey, and Tigra & Dazzler.
Sticking with the Marvel Netflix comparisons for a moment, these four series will ultimately culminate in a crossover show called The Offenders. Real subtle, guys. Anyway, the series will all be handled by Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb and add to Marvel and Hulu’s programming which, currently, includes The Runaways. Talent such as Patton Oswalt, Kevin Smith, and Chelsea Handler are attached to the projects.
Well, if we aren’t going to get that FX Deadpool series, we can contend with this in the meantime. What do you think about seeing the likes of MODOK and Howard the Duck get the adult animated treatment? Also, what do you hope to see when the four separate series are brought together for The Offenders? Would you want to see any teases or nods to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”