Debate of the Day: What Exactly Will a Marvel TV Show Look Like?

In case you haven’t heard the news, this week Joss Whedon was wooed to not only come back to direct The Avengers 2 (whenever the hell that may be), but also develop a live-action Marvel TV show for NBC.

While I’m sure The Avengers 2 will be worthwhile under his direction, I’m a little confused as to how exactly he’ll make a live-action superhero show work set in the Marvel universe. Sure, TV is his bread and butter, but which heroes could be featured that wouldn’t be budget busting? The vast majority require a fair amount of special effects, including Iron Man, The Hulk and even Thor. I suppose Black Widow and Captain America could get their own spin-off, but I can’t see Jeremy Renner or Scarlett Johnasson committing to a TV project.

In fact, I doubt this will be Avengers-centricĀ at all. Marvel has hundreds of heroes to choose from, and I’m sure there are a few out there who would work in a week network show. But who? I thought The Punisher could work, and even Tom Jane would definitely come back for that, but that’s going to be too gritty for NBC. I don’t think Disney has the X-Men or Spider-Man licenses back yet. So that’s the question, which hero(es) will be picked for this show, and what will it be like? Debate below.


  1. Iain August 10, 2012
  2. Nick D Pags August 10, 2012
  3. Rob J August 10, 2012
  4. XenoIrish August 10, 2012
  5. David Forck August 10, 2012
  6. DocDoom August 10, 2012
  7. Colby August 10, 2012
  8. trashcanman August 10, 2012
  9. Caleb K August 10, 2012
  10. Jonathan August 10, 2012
  11. lazybasterd August 10, 2012
  12. ponder August 10, 2012
  13. Lord Cyrinx August 10, 2012
  14. Austin August 10, 2012
  15. DocDoom August 10, 2012
  16. callum August 10, 2012
  17. Piratey August 10, 2012
  18. Jason August 10, 2012
  19. Adder August 10, 2012
  20. Dalton Kates August 11, 2012
  21. Adder August 11, 2012
  22. Bud the Chud August 11, 2012
  23. Ruffkey August 13, 2012
  24. Bud the Chud August 13, 2012

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