According to Latino Review, Marvel is rumored to be considering properties like “Doctor Strange,” “Black Panther” and “Luke Cage” for 10-minute short films that would introduce the characters to moviegoers without taking the financial risk of a full-length feature.
Although the anonymous rumor is unconfirmed and entirely unofficial at this point, it does seem like a logical step for the company. Various other unconfirmed reports have circulated this year indicating that Marvel Studios was potentially planning smaller budget films based on “Ka-Zar,” “Dazzler” and “Power Pack” as well as the previously mentioned “Dr. Strange” and “Luke Cage.”
“Luke Cage” in particular, has had a difficult time making it to the big screen, despite the interest of actors like Tyrese Gibson. The long-gestating “Deathlok” film has also been stuck in development and could potentially be a candidate as well.
What do you think about the possibility of Marvel making short films based on their secondary characters? Would you rather see a short Marvel film or a feature length Marvel film with a smaller budget? Which characters would you want to see featured? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section or on Twitter!