Marvel has a pretty good thing going on with its Netflix television lineup. Daredevil is fantastic, building a world of characters and concepts around Hell’s Kitchen that is fitting of it’s rich source material. Jessica Jones was another standout, anchored particularly by it’s main antagonist, which provided us with one of Marvel’s best villainous turns in either film or TV. Luke Cage was the weakest of the bunch, with a stagnating narrative and a second half of the season which wasn’t as compelling as the first. Still, it did have some good things going for it.
As a whole, the Marvel Netflix landscape is in good health leading into Iron Fist and The Defenders; the culmination of a first ‘phase’, if you will. Marvel Studios is known to have their slate planned out far in advance, and though the television division is a completely different entity, it wouldn’t surprise me if they had some ideas ready to go post-Defenders. A second season of Jessica Jones has been confirmed, another Luke Cage season is more likely to happen than not given its popularity, and a third season of Daredevil will almost definitely happen at some point too. Oh yeah, and there’s a show about this dude named The Punisher coming out in 2017.
So, after these shows give us the TV-Avengers, what else is next? Surely the people running Marvel’s TV branch are thinking of new characters to build shows off of. And it’s not like there is a shortage of them. There are still plenty of street-level characters left that Marvel can utilize in this Netflix storytelling format, characters that can continue to grow this grimy TV playground they have built.
Which ones? Well, that’s why we put together this list. Here are the top 5 Marvel characters that we think should be next on the block to get their own Netflix series.