Latest Movie News Headlines

Joe Quesada says Daredevil planned as one large movie on Netflix

May. 12, 2014by:

There was an overwhelming amount of positive responses back when it was announced that Disney and Marvel would be brining several properties to Netflix, and why not? The fact of the matter is that it's hard enough to get the popular comic book characters up and running in the cinematic universe, let alone some of the "second or third teir" characters. The studio involved wants their movie to reach as many people as possible (understandably) and sometimes that results in tempering the original material. While I don't think many are singing praises about the R-rated version of Ben Affleck's DAREDEVIL, I'm sure we can agree it was the superior film. Joe Carnahan also had some nifty ideas, but as we know, that fell through and the rights to Daredevil reverted back to Marvel. So what kind of direction is the straight-to-Netflix show headed? Joe Quesada recently dropped some more information that may please fans.

In regards to what they're aiming for with Daredevil on Netflix:

Let me be clear, we're not going into this show with the idea of trying to erase the memory of anything that came before or really any preconceived notions whatsoever. We're going into the show trying to create something that's incredibly exciting, incredibly engaging, and will give our fans something that they love, something that's unexpected, something that's going to keep them coming back for more. That's really, ultimately, the goal of this: How do we produce a "Daredevil" TV show on Netflix, that's going to be viewed the way that people view content on Netflix, in a way that's going to be compelling, feels unique, while bringing something that is not only true to the character, but providing something unexpected as well.

From the sound of it, Quesada is well-aware that while there is a budget limitation, this also frees up the property so they can deliver something they couldn't get away with in a big-budget affair. That sounds great to me, as one could imagine a gripping courtroom drama mixed with gritty film-noir aspects.

In regards to how they're planning on writing/creating the story on Neflix:

One of the advantages is really from the planning stage -- obviously it's much easier to work with a smaller number of episodes than it is with a larger number of episodes. 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. It's going to happen. The Netflix model offers us the advantage of being able to construct the show in a manner that is very different than a weekly network TV show. 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. It's a different kind of construction. The simplest way to put it in comic book terms is that it's the difference between writing a monthly comic series as opposed to writing a graphic novel. You can tell the same story within the same page count in both formats, but you may parse out that information or construct your story differently because of how it's going to be delivered and consumed.

With the popularity of Arrested Development (Season 4), Orange is the New Black, and House of Cards, Quesada is well aware that viewers are binge-watching shows, and how that should affect the formula of how they're developing the show. With writer/executive producer Drew Goddard (THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, THE SINISTER SIX) in tow, it sounds like they're approaching this series from exactly the right angle. There's plenty of TV shows based on comic properties in the works, but I have a feeling Marvel will pull off something special here to have the man without fear stand out.

Daredevil, along with Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist, are looking to hit Netflix sometime in 2015

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

6:04PM on 05/12/2014
Dear Joe,
Watch Arrow.

That is all.
Steve
Dear Joe,
Watch Arrow.

That is all.
Steve
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:08AM on 05/13/2014
Good God, please don't!!
Good God, please don't!!
3:01AM on 05/13/2014
I likes me some Arrow, but that formula would be all wrong for this. It needs a slow build connecting everything; this should be more like Murder One from a few years back, balancing the superhero stuff with courtroom drama.
I likes me some Arrow, but that formula would be all wrong for this. It needs a slow build connecting everything; this should be more like Murder One from a few years back, balancing the superhero stuff with courtroom drama.
3:55PM on 05/12/2014
It's obvious they are going to make a series of Marvel Netflix shows. Then they will bring all the characters together for a finale. That way they got people in theaters and at home online. Even kids cartoon shows on television. They are getting it all covered.
Anyways, this will be bad ass. I hope Michael Hall gets in. I want some good drama and action dammit!
It's obvious they are going to make a series of Marvel Netflix shows. Then they will bring all the characters together for a finale. That way they got people in theaters and at home online. Even kids cartoon shows on television. They are getting it all covered.
Anyways, this will be bad ass. I hope Michael Hall gets in. I want some good drama and action dammit!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:50PM on 05/12/2014
Glad to see people understanding how today's viewing audience approaches television. I wish we viewed more TV shows from the perspective of how it will be perceived in the future when they are released on Blu Ray. I've been known to let good TV shows go 2-3 seasons before I start watching, so that I can binge it, and also so I can make sure it isn't a failed project. I seem to always enjoy it more that way.
Glad to see people understanding how today's viewing audience approaches television. I wish we viewed more TV shows from the perspective of how it will be perceived in the future when they are released on Blu Ray. I've been known to let good TV shows go 2-3 seasons before I start watching, so that I can binge it, and also so I can make sure it isn't a failed project. I seem to always enjoy it more that way.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:59PM on 05/12/2014

Cannot wait!

Sounds good to me.
Sounds good to me.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:00PM on 05/12/2014
Oh, and good job Netflix.
Oh, and good job Netflix.
+2
12:59PM on 05/12/2014
DD is in my top 5 favorite Marvel characters, so I hope this is amazing.
I remember the days when Iron Man and Wolverine where second tier characters - and now they seem like they are first. That is mostly due to Marvel's cinematic universe, which is great!
Marvel seems to be taking chances that are paying off - I mean Guardians of the Galaxy? that's a BIG risk, but I have a feeling it will pay off. Hopefully this will too.
DD is in my top 5 favorite Marvel characters, so I hope this is amazing.
I remember the days when Iron Man and Wolverine where second tier characters - and now they seem like they are first. That is mostly due to Marvel's cinematic universe, which is great!
Marvel seems to be taking chances that are paying off - I mean Guardians of the Galaxy? that's a BIG risk, but I have a feeling it will pay off. Hopefully this will too.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
12:06PM on 05/12/2014
Hopefully this buries the horrible Affleck film. That movie was so bad, from Affleck's hilariously bad performance, to the mediocre directing, to the bad script, to the awkwardly choreographed action sequences, to the over the top soundtrack. Everything about this film was just a shit pile covered in diarrhea sauce.
Hopefully this buries the horrible Affleck film. That movie was so bad, from Affleck's hilariously bad performance, to the mediocre directing, to the bad script, to the awkwardly choreographed action sequences, to the over the top soundtrack. Everything about this film was just a shit pile covered in diarrhea sauce.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:02PM on 05/12/2014

So far, so good

It sounds like Joe Quesada's going about this series the right way. As long as the cast and scripts are on par with this concept, I'm willing to check this series out.
It sounds like Joe Quesada's going about this series the right way. As long as the cast and scripts are on par with this concept, I'm willing to check this series out.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:39AM on 05/12/2014
Let me be clear, nobody would give a shit if Affleck's Daredevil was erased from our memories.
Let me be clear, nobody would give a shit if Affleck's Daredevil was erased from our memories.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:23AM on 05/12/2014
I hope this Netflix series does the character justice. He's one comic book character/superhero who is being 'resurrected' that I really want to see done right and with success.

Looking forward to this.
I hope this Netflix series does the character justice. He's one comic book character/superhero who is being 'resurrected' that I really want to see done right and with success.

Looking forward to this.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:20AM on 05/12/2014
So many prospect on this series. I hope it turns out well. And that artwork at the bottom of the column is very impressive.
So many prospect on this series. I hope it turns out well. And that artwork at the bottom of the column is very impressive.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:01PM on 05/12/2014
Agreed!
Agreed!
1:01PM on 05/12/2014
Are you a fan of Alex Maleev?
Are you a fan of Alex Maleev?
7:38PM on 05/12/2014
Sorry for asking but who is he? I don't know who he is. Is he the artist who drew that last picture?
Sorry for asking but who is he? I don't know who he is. Is he the artist who drew that last picture?
11:15AM on 05/12/2014
They're going about the expansion of the MCU in just the right way. Many still have a beef with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I think it's getting the job done as a "lower decks" series and as of late, it's gotten pretty darn interesting. The Netflix series are a step in the right direction for sure.
They're going about the expansion of the MCU in just the right way. Many still have a beef with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I think it's getting the job done as a "lower decks" series and as of late, it's gotten pretty darn interesting. The Netflix series are a step in the right direction for sure.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!