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Joe Quesada confirms Marvel Netflix shows are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and more!

April 28th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

In a recent chat with Kevin Smith on the Fat Man On Batman podcast, Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada revealed some scoops on the upcoming Marvel Netflix shows, which will initially include four separate shows for Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones. Quesada not only praised praised the New York setting for the shows, but also confirmed that the shows are definitely a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and indicated that viewers would be able to binge watch the shows all at once!

Quesada on New York:

“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. These stories take place in Hell’s Kitchen. It thrills me to no end to have these things happening in New York. That alone is going to give it an incredible vibe,” said Quesada. “It’s just once again…it’s like Marvel taking ownership of New York, saying this is where we’re from, this is our universe, this is where it started.”

Quesada went on to describe the setting for Daredevil:

“It smells of dark alley, vomit, and piss.”

While there’s been no word whether the Marvel Netflix shows would be released in serialized format like traditional network shows or all at once as Netflix has done in the past, Quesada seemed to suggest that it would be the latter:

“You’re going to get all these episodes, and you can binge watch them however you want, and then binge watch them again.”

Quesada also confirmed interconnectivity between all the Netflix series and the the other Marvel movies and TV shows:

“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.”

Quesada also stressed that the Marvel Netflix series would be different from anything Marvel (or anyone else for that matter) has done before:

“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.”

Quesada on tone and casting:

 “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.”

So who’s the big bad, is it Kingpin like I think it is? Quesada wouldn’t say:

“I’m not going to say who the villain is in our story.”

Source: ComicBook

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