Is ABC Having Doubts About Marvel's Most Wanted?

Monday, 02 May 2016 - 1:23PM
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Marvel’s Most Wanted
Monday, 02 May 2016 - 1:23PM
Is ABC Having Doubts About Marvel's Most Wanted?
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off, Most Wanted, has been in the works for quite a while. And the powers-that-be seem to be operating under the assumption that the pilot will be picked up, considering that the characters have now been officially written out of the show. But according to a new report, the Marvel name might not be as much of a guarantee as we all thought, and Most Wanted might be in danger of being left off of ABC's schedule. 

The rumors were included as part of THR's full status update for the pilots of next season, and while other comic book shows like DC's Powerless and The CW's Riverdale seem to be in good shape, according to the report, "Agents of SHIELD spinoff Marvel's Most Wanted has been cooling and some say it's not considered the lock it once was."

It's certainly possible that Most Wanted is running into some trouble, but honestly, I would be incredibly surprised if it weren't picked up. There's a lot of love for Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter, and while it would probably be pretty easy to bring them back to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., there's already been a ton of hype surrounding this show. Whether it's the right choice creatively or not is up for debate, but there's no denying that another Marvel show surrounding fan favorite characters would be financially successful (just look at how the dull and disappointing Fear the Walking Dead has been sputtering along based solely on its connection to a popular franchise). 

So this might just be a rumor, but if it is true, then there are probably some serious problems with the script (since we know casting can't really be the issue). Hopefully if there are any problems, they will be solved posthaste, because we're at least excited to give this show a chance.

Here's the official synopsis for Marvel's Most Wanted:

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Centers on Bobbi Morse (a.k.a. Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two ex-spies and ex-spouses who are on the run with no friends, no S.H.I.E.L.D. and a long list of enemies looking to claim a bounty on their heads. Able to trust no one but each other, Bobbi and Hunter form an uneasy alliance with Dominic Fortune, a rogue adventurer with a wealth of resources and even more adversaries, who agrees to protect them so long as they help him with his own agenda. These two heroes will help anyone in need, all while trying to uncover the conspiracy that put their own lives in jeopardy.
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