Joe Quesada On Interconnectivity And Tone Of The MARVEL Netflix Shows
It seems like news on the four new Marvel Netflix shows comes in waves. One week we hear a few little tidbits about how production on Marvel‘s latest venture will go, then we go two or three weeks with no news. With filming for Daredevil getting underway in late June or July, news will probably start flowing in on a more regular schedule. Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada recently appeared on Kevin Smith‘s Fatman on Batman podcast. While Batman was obviously the topic of conversation, Quesada also offered up some new info on the highly-anticipated shows.
Speaking with Smith on the podcast, Quesada offered up a bit of an update on the status of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders. More than anything else, Quesada was just thrilled that they would all be filming in and around the New York City area:
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. 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 said that Daredevil has a setting and a tone that “smells of dark alley, vomit, and piss.” While that’s about as appealing a description as you could have hoped for, the writer and artist went on to indicate that the series will be released all at once. Netflix is notorious for releasing shows at once, causing fans to binge watch, and it appears that Marvel‘s shows will stay in line with that format. Quesada stated”You’re going to get all these episodes, and you can binge watch them however you want, and then binge watch them again.“
One question fans have been asking since the Netflix announcement is just how connected are the shows going to be to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Quesada started to give us an idea about the answer when he teased, “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 being worked on now and casting is said to be beginning very soon. Daredevil will be the first series released, so folks are eager to see who the Man Without Fear will be taking on. Bullseye and Kingpin seem like good bets, but Quesada won’t say whether Wilson Fisk is the first baddie up to bat. He shot Smith down on that question, coyly saying “I’m not going to say who the villain is in our story.” What do you think about Quesada‘s comments?
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