With the Television Critics Association press tour, there’s been a lot of news about various TV shows. ABC had quite a bit to say about it’s commitment to Marvel properties. According to IGN.com and ABC network president Channing Dungey, there’s quite a bit of love for the Marvel name, and ABC has several Marvel ideas in the works, notable projects moving forward.
This might come as a shock to some fans, as Marvel cancelled Agent Carter in Season 2 and passed on Marvel’s Most Wanted despite it’s awesome cast of actors and it’s premise. The great thing about Marvel is that there seems to be a lot more room for “connected” storylines (which means we could very easily see Bobbi and Hunter come back and most likely will, and we could see Delroy Lindo pop up somewhere else) and The fans are committed to Agent Carter. What remains is to talk to ABC about projects, and Dugey seems to be committed to the role.
“Since I’ve been in this role, we’ve been in a number of really terrific conversations with the Marvel Team.”
She added that they were “Actually sitting down with Marvel in 2 weeks to discuss our next steps.”
“We have a lot of enthusiasm, and we’re very, very excited for the plans they have for Agents of Shield season 4.”
When asked why they passed on the Most Wanted pilot that would have featured Bobbi Morse and her Husband Lance Hunter, Dugey replied:
“Marvel’s Most Wanted, at the end of the day did not feel as strong as some of the other pilots that we shot. We talked about it with Marvel and we all came to an agreement that we wanted to figure out what the next show we do is together and what we all feel is creatively strong as it can be.”
When asked about the Netflix/Marvel properties that have felt unified and strong with street level characters and diverse themes, Dugey mentioned that it was an interesting question, “And we have talked about it, yes.”
In the past couple of years we’ve heard mention of other projects, from Damage Control to John Ridley’s mystery project. With Cloak and Dagger in development at Freeform, the time seems right for ABC to make theirs Marvel. Dugey said:
“We’re looking at a number of different things. Some of them are projects we were working on before, and some of them are totally brand new ideas and IP.”
Marvel, ABC, and Disney’s commitment to bringing strong creative content remains strong, and it appears as if ABC hasn’t forgotten it’s Marvel properties! What do you think guys? Excited for the potential new Marvel projects? Ready for Ghost Rider to ride into Season 4? Comment below.
Agents of SHIELD season 4 premieres September 20th in it’s new timeslot at 10 pm.