Marvel Studios was very ambitious when they released Iron Man, and revealed their intentions of starting a shared universe for their superheroes. More movies followed broadening the scope, and ultimately led to The Avengers.
Normally, you’d think The Avengers would be the endgame; multiple superheroes who had their own movies were gathered together for an ensemble. Nah. It was only “Phase 1”. It was simply groundwork. “Phase 2” is bringing a lot more to the table.
More Marvel movies are hitting theaters, and now there’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on TV, which takes place in the same universe. Seeing as how Marvel is a Disney property, and Disney has a deal with Netflix, it was only a matter of time before Marvel utilized their platform.
Marvel is bringing Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage onto their own shows on Netflix. Each show will have 13 episodes, which will lead up to the four teaming up in the miniseries, The Defenders. They’re slated for streaming on Netflix in 2015.
Marvel keeps setting the bar higher. Their shared universe will span film, television, and in the upcoming years, streaming content. And to think, it all started with Phil Coulson.