8 Shows We Want to See if Marvel and Star Wars Get Their Own TV Channels
Ever since Disney purchased the rights to both Marvel and Star Wars in recent years, the House of Mouse has been marketing both lucrative sci-fi properties like there's no tomorrow. Now, with the news that Disney may be planning future streaming TV channels for both Marvel and Star Wars, we figured we should get a head start in pitching shows that we would like to see head into production.
The Bachelor, starring Jabba the Hutt
Since Disney also owns ABC, we assume that any properties from the alphabet network are on the table for adaptation. The first we'd like to see is a romantic reality show starring everyone's favorite giant alien slug crime boss. We know Jabba likes girls in gold bikinis, but who would he choose out of 25 girls in gold bikinis? The premise sounds just about as appealing as the original show.
Dancing with the Star... Wars
Another ABC reality show: who wouldn't want to see some D-listers from the Star Wars universe we had forgotten about dance like monkeys for our enjoyment? We, for one, are dying to see Chewbacca's father Itchy, from the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, dance a merengue with a little macarena mixed in for irony.
A Galaxy Far, Far Away's Funniest Home Videos
Basically, people would just send in their DVD and Blu-Ray copies of Episodes I-III to be played on a loop, because they're as painful to watch as a dad getting hit in the crotch with a baseball bat.
Droid Meets World
We've had Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World, but where's the representation for droids? Follow R2-D2 Matthews on his life's journey as he grows from a super-smart and capable robot to- a super-smart and capable robot. Whatever, he's got the adorable factor down pat.
Timon & Pumbaa & The Punisher
Hakuna Matata! Can you think of a more mismatched crew than the lovable duo from The Lion King mixing it up with Marvel's most violent antihero? Neither can we! Watch out, racist hyenas, you're about to go extinct!
Netflix's Daredevil was a smash hit that drew rave reviews, so you can bet that Disney is kicking themselves that they have to share in the profits with the streaming service. But if they remake Daredevil and air it on their own channel, then they get all the moolah and everybody's happy! Well, except for Netflix.
Not to be confused with the ABC drama of the same name whose finale broke all of our hearts, this documentary series follows one comic book fan as he tries to follow the convoluted backstory of Wonder Man. He's dead, he's alive, he's dead, he's alive, his brain's in the Vision, he's made of energy now... try to keep up.
Howard the Duck Dynasty
Disney also owns half of A&E, so there's nothing stopping them from remaking one of their most controversial reality shows with a version starring an anthropomorphic duck. It would be terrible, par for the course, but a bearded duck saying homophobic things would definitely draw some attention.