With Marvel Studios moving ahead with multiple television series projects for Disney+, the future Marvel Television’s current live-action output may be in jeopardy.
Earlier this week, Hulu announced that they would not be moving forward with the planned Ghost Rider series starring Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes. This announcement comes after Marvel Studios’ new television slate for Disney+ was announced, which includes new live-action series such as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk.
According to Variety, there is a perception within the industry that most, if not all upcoming live-action projects with Marvel will primarily be produced under Marvel Studios, of which Kevin Feige remains as President. This signifies that the time is ticking in regards to Marvel Television, which is headed by Jeph Loeb.
Under Jeph Loeb, live-action series released include Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter for ABC, Legion on FX, The Gifted on Fox, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher for Netflix, Runaways for Hulu and Cloak & Dagger for Freeform.
ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to end after seven seasons this spring, while Netflix has since ended its partnership with Marvel Television, canceling all six of its series. Hulu’s Runaways is set to return this December with its third season, and Freeform’s Cloak & Dagger just completed its second season in April, with renewal uncertain at the moment.
At this time, the only live-action series in development at Marvel Television is Helstrom, which was announced to be in development alongside the now-cancelled Ghost Rider series. Meanwhile, Marvel Studios is preparing to begin production on their upcoming series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and WandaVision.
What do you make of these Marvel Studios developments? Are you disappointed to hear that Marvel Studios may take control of most, if not all upcoming live-action television projects? Where do you see the future of the Marvel Television unit? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding the future of Marvel Studios.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe