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

5. Moon Knight

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Moon Knight? But, Nick, I thought you said you wanted big franchises to rival Watchmen!

It’s no secret that Moon Knight (who?) isn’t the most popular character, but his stories are perfectly suited for TV. He’s a card-carrying Avenger who just happens to be schizophrenic. He and Batman are pretty similar but he doesn’t wear dark clothes to hide in the shadows. On an expedition in Egypt, Marc Spector is found by tribesmen and brought to an ancient temple. He strikes a deal with an ancient god that he will serve as the force’s avatar on Earth to defend the innocent. It’s a nice twist for a character who had spent most of his life working as a hit man only to find himself thrown into the world of spirits and heroics.

The best part is each season can follow a different creative take on the character. In the last few years Brian Michael Bendis, Warren Ellis and Jeff Lemire all integrated their unique vision into the character. He has gone from a TV producer trying to develop a story about his life, to someone envisioning Captain America, Wolverine and Spider-Man on the battlefield besides him. My favorite run featured him waking as a patient stuck in a mental ward convinced his whole past life was a lie. No matter how desperate his situation becomes, Marc Spector knows how to find (or stumble upon) a solution to get him back on the streets.

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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.

  • Swansea Till I Die!

    WTF? Daredevil and Cage have far more general public recognition than Watchmen ever will.

    • dx323

      But Watchmen has far more critical appreciation. Sure, more people know about Daredevil, but Daredevil’s considered an ordinary, good superhero story, the people who know Watchmen know it as a revolutionary subversion of the genre