Could we finally get a Luke Cage and Iron Fist movie? A fresh take on Blade? Or one centered on a popular female hero?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Marvel has a writing program it uses as a concept generator and has scripts for Blade and Ms. Marvel features, for example. Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Black Panther and The Runaways are other projects on the horizon. The company slowly has been reacquiring licenses to characters it lost during the 1990s, snapping up Blade, Ghost Rider, Power Man and Daredevil in the past year alone.”
The studio’s development of Doctor Strange and Black Panther movies is well known, but the real revelations in this news is that Marvel has even developed scripts for a Ms. Marvel feature and a Blade reboot, and that they’ve also reclaimed the screen rights to Power Man. For a long time, the screen rights to Power Man (Luke Cage) and his partner Iron Fist were held by different studios, but with them now back in the Marvel fold there’s a better chance than ever that we could see the Heroes for Hire together onscreen.
And stay tuned!