Following the blockbuster success of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, Disney and Marvel Studios are set to embark on Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe this year with the release of Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, with Captain America: The Winter Solider and Guardians of the Galaxy both arriving next year as we build towards The Avengers 2 in 2015. However, despite having their hands full with Phase Two, plans all already afoot for the third stage of the MCU; Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man has been announced as the first Marvel release post-Avengers 2, and now Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb has revealed that a Heroes for Hire movie could also be on the cards.
“Just like we just announced Guardians of the Galaxy, we are certainly looking at the Heroes for Hire franchise which is Luke Cage and Iron Fist,” said Loeb during an interview with Buzzfeed about the latest season of the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, which features both Luke Cage and Iron Fist as part of Spidey’s S.H.I.E.L.D. team. While Loeb’s comments shouldn’t be taken as an official announcement on a Heroes for Hire movie, it won’t come as a surprise to learn that Marvel are discussing the possibility of bringing the duo to the screen, with both characters previously mentioned as potential candidates for the feature film treatment alongside other Marvel Studios properties such as Black Panther and Doctor Strange.
Would you like to see a Heroes for Hire movie, and if so who would you cast as Luke Cage and Iron Fist?