Marvel’s Jeph Loeb teases a Heroes for Hire movie

Luke Cage and Iron Fist

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?

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  • LeightonJones

    This could be a great Phase 3 film, especially if Marvel are planning more than two films a year in Phase 3. I would like to see it as a cross between the Blaxploitation and Kung Fu genres but modern and set in the MCU. Luke Cage and Iron Fist could then fight real criminals at street level. The Heroes could then be hired by SHIELD at a later date….

  • I was thinking the same thing!! It would be pretty dope if they gave it the old-school kung fu flick treatment. I think Jason David Frank would be pretty badass as Iron Fist. Anybody who's familiar with the Power Rangers already knows he can kick ass in green tights. Lol

  • LeightonJones

    The MCU needs to keep adding new genres to avoid repetitive Superhero films. So far we have WW2 adventure (Cap), Fantasy (Thor), and Anti-Hero/Fugitive (Hulk). Films like this and GotG would be great.

  • I like that idea! Agree about adding new genres too, Marvel seems to be doing a good job so far, 'techno thriller' for Iron Man 3, sci fi for GoTG, spy thriller for Captain America: The Winter Solider, and presumably Edgar Wright's Ant-Man will be edging more towards comedy.

  • LeightonJones

    I think Cap2 will be the IM2 of this Phase eg the film that links them all together the most. I hope they go Masters of Evil for Avengers2 to make it different from the first.

  • rhys

    Dwayne Johnson. I'm hoping avengers 3 is along the theme of world war hulk and the next (if) hulk movie is planet hulk. this could have cameo with Dr strange. but I'm biased because these two are my favourite storylines