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Joe Quesada talks Marvel's Netflix series and street level superheroes

04.28.2014

While I am excited for all of Marvel's upcoming films, I'm very interested in their planned series for Netflix involving Defenders characters Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. In a conversation on Kevin Smith's Fat Man on Batman Podcast, Joe Quesada (comic book artist and writer, Marvel Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer) talked a little about Marvel and Netflix's new series.

Many of us assumed Netflix's series will be a part of the MCU, and during the podcast Joe Quesada confirmed they will take place in Marvel's Cinematic Universe.

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.

However, Quesada also says the series won't be the same as Marvel's films.

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.

Joe Quesada goes on to talk about where they are with the scripts and casting for the series.

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.

Production on the Drew Goddard's Daredevil series should begin this summer in New York City, and Quesada says it will take place in Hell's Kitchen.

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.

Joe Quesada also described the set for Daredevil, saying it "smells of dark alley, vomit, and piss."

With filming scheduled to start soon, we should be hearing more on the Daredevil and other new series for Netflix in the near future, including casting announcements. It sounds like the series will be a little darker than Marvel's films, which makes me one very happy Daredevil fan.

Extra Tidbit: Which other Marvel characters do you think might appear in Netflix's new series?

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