With the recent announcement that Netflix will be producing a Punisher series, it’s been looking like the partnership between Marvel and Netflix will only continue to expand. Right now, there are a total of six Netflix series that tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe that are either out or in development: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher. If new rumors are to be believed, that list could be expanding quite a bit.
According to MovieCreedLive, who claim that they have sources close to the team in charge of the Marvel/Netflix initiative, there are plans to develop shows around three more characters: Blade, Ghost Rider, and Moon Knight. However, even if this rumor turns out to be true, it’s going to be quite some time before we see any of them pan out.
With all the projects Marvel and Netflix currently have on the go, none of these shows would be able to go into production until 2020 at the earliest. There’s also a problem with crowding, as the entire Netflix subset of the MCU has taken place in New York City.
Now, Moon Knight has been known to operate out of New York, so it’s not much of a stretch to see him joining the current vigilante roster, but Ghost Rider and Blade’s stories tend to lean more towards the supernatural, so it might be a tough fit to tie them into the more grounded nature of shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Still, the MCU is nothing if not ambitious, so if anyone could pull this juggling act off, it would be Marvel.
Marvel’s next Netflix series, Luke Cage, launches on the streaming service Sept. 30.