Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Series Will Take Place in the Same Cinematic Universe as ‘The Avengers’
We’ve heard precious little since Marvel’s announcement of an epic Netflix ‘Defenders‘ package to begin with ‘Daredevil‘ in 2015, along with the decision that all five series would shoot in New York, but with casting in limbo, at least some news have emerged. What does Marvel honcho Joe Quesada have to say of the “street-level noir” approach to the series and possible inter-connectivity to the films?
We’d expect Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ proved an effective trial run for how to manage an ongoing series against the larger films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while Quesada opened up over a recent Kevin Smith podcast to explain the relation of the ‘Defenders’ series to the continuity at large:
There will be some interconnectivity, much like the movies. They will exist within the cinematic universe again, so this is all the same world as S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers…Although these are superhero stories, this is different now. This is the street level…this is the street-level noir side of the Marvel Universe. Something that you haven’t really, really seen in any of our Marvel movies. And probably more ground level, than I think you’ve seen. This is not like us doing Batman, Dark Knight or any of that stuff. This is very Marvel doing street-level superheroes.
The scripts are coming in. They are pretty fantastic. They’re really emotional. They’re very, very original. But at the same time, it is Daredevil. It is Matt Murdock. We will eventually, hopefully start casting really, really soon, but I’m very, very excited about it…We’re shooting in New York. That’s the fantastic thing about it is that we’re shooting at home. We’re shooting where these characters belong.
So far, we know that each series will shoot 13 episodes, culminating in an eight-episode team-up with ‘The Defenders’ miniseries and bringing the total to 60 episodes (to start). Thus far confirmed is that ‘The Cabin in the Woods‘ director Drew Goddard will helm ‘Daredevil,’ while Melissa Rosenberg remains attached to ‘Jessica Jones,’ leaving ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘Luke Cage’ without any major names confirmed, for the moment.
Casting for ‘Daredevil’ is expected to emerge any day, but what do you think? Does it sound like Marvel has the right ideas in mind for its Hell’s Kitchen heroes?