Recently, Deadline broke news about a possible ABC primetime show featuring the same Marvel universe as "The Avengers." Other sites and comic book fans have been running rampant ever since with speculation about the possible format or scope of the show. Since Marvel and ABC are not going to be open to talking about shows in the very first steps of development, all fans are left with it speculation. Speculation, though, could hurt the potentiality of the project.
Common speculationImmediately after Deadline broke the news, other sites began to post theories about where ABC and Marvel might go with this new show. Some common ideas fans have been reading about have been about the new show featuring Nick Fury's S.H.I.E.L.D. team or following the exploits of human characters in a world of superheroes, such as in the pages of Marvel's "Front Line" and "Homefront" titles. It has also been suggested that the new show could follow Luke Cage and his crew and be based on the "Heroes for Hire" line, or it could be a live-action version of "Avengers Academy" where budding heroes learn how to master their skills.
Too early for speculationThe Deadline report states that this potential program is in the early stages of development. Thousands of potential shows never see the light of day as they never make it past the development stage. Since Marvel and ABC do not appear to have something ironed out, the sky is the limit for the type of speculation already being discussed by fans. With work being done on the new "The Incredible Hulk," the plans for a Marvel Universe show could be put on the back burner just like the proposed show entitled "AKA Jessica Jones."
The damage of speculationMarvel Comics has a strong history of listening to the fans through various "Letters" sections in their comics to surveys on the company website. If people begin to inundate the comic book company with various ideas for a potential show, the company might find itself overwhelmed and pulled in too many directions. If plans are ever finalized for a show, fans who wanted a different type of show could easily become discouraged. Too many ideas could kill the entire project if ABC gets tired of Marvel bringing up idea after idea as suggested by the fans. With the infinite number of possibilities in the Marvel Universe, and variant Marvel universes, it will be nearly impossible for the company to please all the fans. Speculation should be kept to a minimum until something official is announced.
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