The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most successful movie franchise of all time, having grossed around $8.5 billion worldwide to date with its eleven instalments (with a further eleven set for release between now and 2019). It has expanded in an unprecedented manner – an expansion that has also seen it spin-off onto television with a number of series.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter and Daredevil will soon be followed by A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders, allowing for the introduction of countless new characters and plots based on Marvel's comic books.
But which other characters and concepts could be turned into MCU television shows? This article will list some ideas for you to ponder.
After the success of Agent Carter, if Marvel wanted to do another period series they could do a lot worse than an episodic adventure involving the Howling Commandos.
They are an elite group of World War II soldiers who are often sent on dangerous missions. They have already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first in Captain America: The First Avenger – when they were led by Steve Rogers himself (Chris Evans) and included the likes of Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Dum Dum Dugan (Neal McDonough), Gabe Jones (Derek Luke), Montgomery Falsworth (J. J. Feild), Jim Morita (Kenneth Choi) and Jacques Dernier (Bruno Ricci) – and then in both Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter – when they also included Happy Sam Sawyer (Leonard Roberts), Junior Juniper (James Austin Kerr) and Pinky Pinkerton (Richard Short).
A series following their missions after the war ended could be extremely interesting and could incorporate the creation of S.H.I.E.L.D. from a different perspective to that shown in Agent Carter. It also would provide another opportunity to introduce a number of additional World War II characters from the comic books.