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Remember the Blade, Ghost Rider and Moon Knight Netflix rumours? Yeah, well they’re back…

May 21st, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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The following is a rumour and should be taken with a huge pinch of salt (rumours we certainly hope are proven true though, it should be added)

Marvel and Netflix are enjoying a very productive working relationship. Together, they have brought us Daredevil and Jessica Jones since the beginning of 2015 and both have been well-received.

On the back of that success, it was announced that The Punisher, who debuted in Daredevil season two, would be getting his own solo adventure too on the streaming platform, returning Jon Bernthal to the role.

Now, a resurfaced rumour suggests that Marvel is planning to bring a few more iconic characters to the small screen as it continues to build its television universe (with Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders all on the way).

Yes, according to MovieCreedLive (via Comic Book Resources), Blade, Moon Knight and Ghost Rider may well be getting their own shows. Now, it must be said that this report offers very little further insight and only cites “sources.” Take it with a huge pinch of salt for now.

However, are keen to report that even if their report isn’t true, it was reported last year that Marvel and Netflix were looking beyond The Defenders for TV shows, with Blade and Ghost Rider getting a mention in CinemaBlend’s report, which cited Heroic Hollywood and the self-proclaimed Scoop King Umberto Gonzalez as their source. It would only be logical for Marvel and Netflix to delve deeper into the character catalogue available to them. Blade was both a movie trilogy and a short-lived TV series, which is why we’re thinking Ghost Rider might be the most likely of the three.

We know that at least the Punisher element to that story was on the money and it’s possible that the studios are indeed considering projects for Blade and Ghost Rider, just putting them on the back-burners until they work their way through their current slate of releases.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.