2017 was an embarrassment of riches where superhero adaptations were concerned, and 2018 looks set to top even those dizzying heights. Just looking at Marvel, we’ve got Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp. And that’s not even counting their Netflix shows!
This year, we’ll be reacquainted with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Daredevil in their second and third seasons respectively. Moreover, it’s going to be very interesting to see how these heroes deal with the aftermath of The Defenders.
But whilst we eagerly await these series – and their mature take on caped crusaders – we can’t help but admit that 2017 was something of a stumbling block for the superheroes of Netflix. For all the grit and timeliness of The Punisher, several factors ensured that neither The Defenders or Iron Fist managed to inspire that much enthusiasm in fans.
How can Marvel and Netflix get their mojo back, then? What can they do to get their superhero shows on track once more? Well, let’s take a look, shall we?