We live in a golden age of Superhero media, and it’s going to get even more golden-ier soon. Three new Marvel properties have been announced as Netflix series (though it’s technically just a rumor): Ghost Rider, Blade, and Moon Knight.
You’re likely familiar with Blade, the half-human, half-vampire (also known as a “dhampir”) vampire hunter who had a series of movies in the late nineties and early 2000’s. While not universally loved, they did well at the box office and currently possess a cult following. High action and fantasy danger would be a welcome addition to the Marvel oeuvre, running alongside the supernatural elements of the Daredevil series, and could do very well in a Netflix lineup.
When Johnny Blaze, a stuntman, sold his soul to the devil he was transformed into the spirit of vengeance, a man with a flaming skull who rides a hellfire-powered motorcycle. Previous played by Nicholas Cage in two movies (released in 2007 and 2011 to…mixed reviews), the rights for the franchise reverted to Marvel in 2013.
You may remember Moon Knight from the Character Corner we did some time ago, but if not, now is a great time to become acquainted to this little-known character. With the spirit of an Egyptian deity residing inside him, Marc Spector gains incredible speed, strength, and durability as the moon grows brighter. However, the deity—Khonshu—residing in Moon Knight gives him what many would call dissociative identity disorder, making him hear voices, see things not there, and have entire conversations with figments of his imagination.
Again, so far Marvel and Netflix have made no official announcement; these are just rumors, though we hope them to be true. There is no information about release dates, actors, or even project leads, so we must be patient. We do know the Luke Cage series will debut September 30th, but no other dates have been mentioned.
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