Because comic books are books too, right? Here are the superhero and comic book adaptations coming soon, too soon, and not soon enough (depending on the movie).
I’m going to start with the shows, and then dive into some of the movies:
Powerless on NBC
DC Universe. It’s still all a bit vague and wishy-washy. But the rumor says this show may or may not follow the non-superpowered workers at an insurance company set in a DC superheroes-and-villains-exist universe.
Update: Right after writing this, I found myself the leaked trailer. Check it out:
Premiere: Late 2017? In the meantime, go read Trick of Light for pretty much the same premise, except also a ridiculous romance between a hunky supervillain and a geeky insurance man.
But you know which comic adaptation I’m super looking forward to?
Legion on FX
Part of Marvel’s X-Men universe, it follows the schizophrenic son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier. Except, you know, maybe he’s not schizophrenic at all. Maybe he has psychic powers.
Well, okay, we all know he totally does have powers. But the trick will probably be in seeing how long it takes him to figure that out.
Premiere: 2017. Probably late 2017. AKA not soon enough.
Iron Fist on Netflix
With the success of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and now Luke Cage, Netflix is on a roll. And it’s continuing to pull lesser known superpowered characters from the back-shelf of the superhero universe. In March 2017, we’ll get to see Marvel’s martial arts master Iron Fist adapted to the screen.
Premiere: March 17, 2017
Here’s the kicker (and you might already know this). There’s method to this fun Netflix madness. The channel is setting up a major crossover. All these characters, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, make up The Defenders. You know, New York’s version of Avengers, so to speak.
It’s gonna be good. Even better, we’ll be seeing Jessica Jones return for a second season in 2017 as well. Continue reading