ABC Looking To Make More MARVEL TV Shows
ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee took part in a special session at the Television Critics Associate press tour earlier today. Lee talked about the state of ABC today and what’s in store for the network, but one section of his talk is particularly interesting for people like us. Lee talked about the new relationship with Marvel and Disney kicking off this fall with the premiere of the highly anticipated Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and what it means for the future.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has become one of the most successful series to have never aired a single episode. With it being a spinoff of The Avengers and writer/director Joss Whedon attached, it’s easy to see why people are excited. Lee makes it sound like there could be more Marvel shows in the works. He also says ABC is interested in working on a Star Wars project of some sort. Disney, as you well know, bought Lucasfilm for a whole lot of money. With Marvel/Disney now working with ABC, Lee hopes that can open the door for a Star Wars show as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter:
Lee is keen to exploit Disney’s partnerships with Marvel and Star Wars creator George Lucas’ Lucasfilm; Disney acquired Marvel and Lucasfilm last year for $4 billion each. Agents of SHIELD will be the first Marvel property to get the primetime series treatment at ABC. “We are loving this relationship [with Marvel],” gushed Lee. “The relationship with Marvel and with other Disney [intellectual property] across the company is something we are ambitious to build. We have lots of little schemes in mind.” But Lee was mum on details. And he added that development with Lucasfilm may take more time considering the company’s full plate, with a new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which is due in 2015. “We have started conversations with them,” said Lee. “I’d love to go there. I’m a particular fan of Lucasfilm. It’s an amazing world.”
If Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is half the hit people are claiming it will be, then it’s a real possibility we could see more Marvel properties making the jump to television. Marvel is launching a TV show out of a movie, so it’s entirely possible they launch a movie from a TV show. What do you think about more Marvel characters potentially getting their own shows? Anybody you’d like to see get the TV treatment first?
Source : THR