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Joe Quesada: “Daredevil TV series will essentially be a 13-hour movie”

May 12th, 2014 by Marc Comments

After Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quasada saying recently that Netflix’s upcoming Defenders TV shows will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (here) and they will probably be available to ‘binge’ watch, more information has now come out and Quesada has expanded on what he said earlier.

Chatting to CBR, Quesada said that the “dark and gritty noir” will hit Netflix in 2015 and Drew Goddard is working very hard to develop the story before production commences before the summer and on the idea of binge watching he said: “We can sit there and look at 13 episodes and plan it out as a very large movie. It makes seeing the bigger picture a little bit easier. You can’t deny that there will be binge-viewing. You know that there are going to be some Marvel fans that when this show premieres, they are going to go on to Netflix, and they are going to sit there for 12 to 13-plus hours, and watch the entire thing all the way through.

“Even the way that you parse out information and reveals within the show can be different than you would on weekly TV. With weekly TV, you sit there and go, ‘The audience may not want to wait two or three weeks to get this particular bit of information.’ Whereas with Netflix, we might be able to hold onto a particular piece of information, because they may just watch it two hours later.”

So, essentially, Daredevil – and probably the others – will be a 13-hour movie? Well, that sounds all sorts of awesome! Roll on 2015…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….