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After The Punisher, What Should Marvel's Next Netflix Drama Be?

Blade

You probably expected this one in particular, but Blade should definitely be revived on the small screen. Long-rumored to receive his own Netflix series, Eric Brooks would literally be a perfect fit with Marvel's established dark, gritty universe on the streaming service.

It's arguable that Blade, the movie series starring Wesley Snipes, kick-started the comic book adaptation craze, and the actor has been incredibly vocal about his potential return to the role. Bring in a young female actor to play Fallon Grey - Blade's daughter - and you've instantly got an interesting narrative. Blade mentoring his daughter to fight hordes of vampires with no limits on gore and action? We're in!

Hawkeye

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Despite Jeremy Renner confirming a Hawkeye series isn't on the table earlier this year, it doesn't mean it'll never happen. A member of the core Avengers team, Clint Barton has been seriously underutilized in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; a Netflix series of his own could fix this.

Marvel taking Hawkeye to Netflix could lead the way for an interesting twist on the character: Kate Bishop. A hit in Marvel Comics, Bishop takes over from Barton during Civil War II, and has a winning personality that would carry a series perfectly. In Matt Fraction's 2012 run on Hawkeye, it's revealed that Barton mentors Bishop during his time off from avenging, which would be a lot of fun to explore in live-action.

She-Hulk

Jessica Jones is the only female hero who has her own series, so it's only right that Marvel and Netflix introduce more strong women characters who can carry their own show. A perfect candidate for this position would be She-Hulk, otherwise known as Jennifer Walters.

There's a lot to the character that would suit Netflix perfectly. Focusing on Walters' career as a lawyer, and her relationship with her cousin Bruce Banner, could become Marvel's own Better Call Saul with deep ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A courtroom drama series would also open the door for Matt Murdock to step in at any time, too. Remember, "it's all connected".

Kingpin

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There's no denying that Vincent D'Onofrio's take on Wilson Fisk, otherwise known as Kingpin, is something special. The veteran actor brings gravitas and conviction to the character that fans could only have dreamt of - that's why he deserves his own Netflix series. Fisk controls a lot of the criminal underground in New York, and with the character returning for Daredevil Season 3, he'll be back in a big way.

The original showrunner for Marvel's Daredevil, Steven S. DeKnight, recently took to Twitter to reveal he'd "be down for a six ep Return of the King mini series" with D'Onofrio. Return of the King is a storyline from Marvel Comics that sees Fisk team up with Daredevil to get revenge on The Hand, who have killed the woman he loves.

Available to stream now on Netflix, The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Daniel Webber as Lewis Walcott, Shohreh Aghdashloo as Farah Madani, and Paul Schulze as Rawlins.

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