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Netflix has discussed their Marvel series crossing over with The Avengers

08.26.2014

With Netflix's first Marvel series DAREDEVIL in production, it looks like the next project on tap will be JESSICA JONES which will then be followed by LUKE CAGE and IRON FIST. But, what will happen then? When the Netflix partnership was first announced, a mini-series based on THE DEFENDERS would unite the four characters, following the same pattern as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a recent interview with Empire, Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos reiterated that plan and some more details.

"It was really based on the theatrical model of The Avengers. Could you take another group of characters, The Defenders, and go about it the same way? Normally they do the big movie and then eventually they get to the group origin story. Having 13 hours to tell each of these stories, you can go right to the origin story and the action at the same time."

Sarandos also said that there have been discussions about crossing over between THE DEFENDERS and the Marvel Cinematic characters. He did not reveal many details, just that discussions have been had. It seems obvious that Marvel is exploring all options and testing the waters for the potential in these other comic book characters. Sarandos did indicate that there will be a tonal difference between the MCU films and these series.

"The series will not be afraid to go darker than the film did. What we love about this particular set of heroes is that they're a little more down to Earth. Costume wise and also in that these are gritty crime stories, more in the streets than in the clouds."

While the series format will allow a deeper exploration of the characters and their development, I would assume these shows, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., AGENT CARTER, and the MCU films will all exist in the same fictional universe. Hopefully we do get a crossover at some point or even the introduction of more Marvel heroes on the small screen.

Sarandos said the writer's room for JESSICA JONES is open and they are looking for a lead. DAREDEVIL will premiere May 2015 on Netflix.

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5:40PM on 08/27/2014
They need to get Scar Jo in the Daredevil series at some point. Black Widow always had a part in the DD mythos.
They need to get Scar Jo in the Daredevil series at some point. Black Widow always had a part in the DD mythos.
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4:52AM on 08/27/2014
As a Defenders fan, I gotta say this really pisses me of...

I mean they have the Hulk in the cinematic universe and they'll soon have Dr. Strange as well. Yet they'll keep these two connected to the Avengers (does not make sense for the characters, but whatever...).and then do do The Defenders without either of them. Really? Or did I miss something here? Are they gonna do it with those four or those four join in after they've established the group with Strange, Hulk and hopefully Namor (did
As a Defenders fan, I gotta say this really pisses me of...

I mean they have the Hulk in the cinematic universe and they'll soon have Dr. Strange as well. Yet they'll keep these two connected to the Avengers (does not make sense for the characters, but whatever...).and then do do The Defenders without either of them. Really? Or did I miss something here? Are they gonna do it with those four or those four join in after they've established the group with Strange, Hulk and hopefully Namor (did Universal own that?)... 'Cos that would be the way to go. And not this B-team on Netflix crap. And what kinda lineup is that anyway? Really pissed off if this is true...

They had the chance to spin-off The Avengers into something great, but no, let's do this shit instead...
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9:44AM on 08/27/2014
I'm pretty sure they just co-opted the name. Sounds better than Heroes for Hire, losing the implication that they are charging people money to be saved.

Why does The Hulk not make sense on the Avengers, he was one of the earliest members.
I'm pretty sure they just co-opted the name. Sounds better than Heroes for Hire, losing the implication that they are charging people money to be saved.

Why does The Hulk not make sense on the Avengers, he was one of the earliest members.
6:57PM on 08/28/2014
And he was the first one to leave the team.

You should just read some of early Avengers/Defenders stuff. The first two Marvel Essential reprints of The Defenders get a very high recomendation from me. *thumbs up*
And he was the first one to leave the team.

You should just read some of early Avengers/Defenders stuff. The first two Marvel Essential reprints of The Defenders get a very high recomendation from me. *thumbs up*
10:32PM on 08/26/2014

Give us a Punisher series!!!!!

I'm REALLY looking forward to the Daredevil series, but I can't believe they left out The Punisher from this Netflix deal. The character fits better in a series than a feature film. And IMO, Power Man and Iron Fist should be in one show instead of two separate ones.
I'm REALLY looking forward to the Daredevil series, but I can't believe they left out The Punisher from this Netflix deal. The character fits better in a series than a feature film. And IMO, Power Man and Iron Fist should be in one show instead of two separate ones.
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10:15PM on 08/26/2014
Who else should get the small screen treatment? Black Panther? Elektra? Misty Knight? Colleen Wing? Moonknight?
Who else should get the small screen treatment? Black Panther? Elektra? Misty Knight? Colleen Wing? Moonknight?
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10:32PM on 08/26/2014
THE PUNISHER. No doubt.
THE PUNISHER. No doubt.
10:34PM on 08/26/2014
Hear Hear for The Punisher.
Hear Hear for The Punisher.
9:00AM on 08/27/2014
The Punisher and Daughters of the Dragon (Misty Knight, Colleen Wing).
The Punisher and Daughters of the Dragon (Misty Knight, Colleen Wing).
9:44PM on 08/26/2014
If done right, this will be an epic milestone in comic book live action features.
If done right, this will be an epic milestone in comic book live action features.
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5:53AM on 08/27/2014
Agreed. It's an exciting direction especially if it exists in the MCU. It can only add more depth PROVIDED the story telling is tighter than Sheild which I think it will be due to the shorter seasons.
Agreed. It's an exciting direction especially if it exists in the MCU. It can only add more depth PROVIDED the story telling is tighter than Sheild which I think it will be due to the shorter seasons.
7:08AM on 08/27/2014
I agree. Sometimes I think Agents of SHIELD got lost in terms of story telling from time to time.
I agree. Sometimes I think Agents of SHIELD got lost in terms of story telling from time to time.
8:46PM on 08/26/2014
As a DC fan, I'm now crying a little inside. As someone who has enjoyed pretty much all the Marvel Studios films (albeit to varying degrees), I can't wait to see where this leads.
As a DC fan, I'm now crying a little inside. As someone who has enjoyed pretty much all the Marvel Studios films (albeit to varying degrees), I can't wait to see where this leads.
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9:47PM on 08/26/2014
Marvel and DC are good at different things though. Marvel is good at feature length live action movies. However, prior to Iron Man in 2007, Marvel's animated movies were quite mediocre but DC animated movies have been consistently good. I haven't checked out Justice League: War yet but Batman: Under The Red Hood and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox blew me away. DC animated shorts like Green Arrow, The Spectre and Jonah Hex are exceptionally good too.
Marvel and DC are good at different things though. Marvel is good at feature length live action movies. However, prior to Iron Man in 2007, Marvel's animated movies were quite mediocre but DC animated movies have been consistently good. I haven't checked out Justice League: War yet but Batman: Under The Red Hood and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox blew me away. DC animated shorts like Green Arrow, The Spectre and Jonah Hex are exceptionally good too.
10:17PM on 08/26/2014
Definitely agree about the animated movie output, though that certainly has more of a niche audience than the live-action movies and TV shows.
Definitely agree about the animated movie output, though that certainly has more of a niche audience than the live-action movies and TV shows.
10:35PM on 08/26/2014
Yeah, hopefully the tide will turn into DC favor with Batman V Superman. Fingers crossed.
Yeah, hopefully the tide will turn into DC favor with Batman V Superman. Fingers crossed.
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8:18PM on 08/26/2014

this could be the future for "comic book movies"

the netflix format is perfect for comic book translations. it even allows the shared story lines among different titles like thy do in the comic books.
the netflix format is perfect for comic book translations. it even allows the shared story lines among different titles like thy do in the comic books.
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4:26AM on 08/27/2014
That would be cool. The used to do that in Buffy and Angel back in the day. I used to like that. Would be awesome for this!
That would be cool. The used to do that in Buffy and Angel back in the day. I used to like that. Would be awesome for this!
6:30PM on 08/26/2014
I'm guessing if this did happen, it wouldn't happen until phase 4. I wonder if the stars from the films would be more likely to cameo in these shows on Netflix, opposed to Agents of Shield.
I'm guessing if this did happen, it wouldn't happen until phase 4. I wonder if the stars from the films would be more likely to cameo in these shows on Netflix, opposed to Agents of Shield.
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7:56PM on 08/26/2014
I suspect they'll be in both. Agents of SHIELD has been renewed, and it's clearly linking into the movies - which always gives them an edge during ratings sweeps. I suspect the same thing will happen here.

I'm just wondering when/if they bring the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY gang around.
I suspect they'll be in both. Agents of SHIELD has been renewed, and it's clearly linking into the movies - which always gives them an edge during ratings sweeps. I suspect the same thing will happen here.

I'm just wondering when/if they bring the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY gang around.
4:07PM on 08/26/2014
The show is going to kick ass. I have all the faith in the world that Marvel is going to deliver us a great show. Sooner he joins the Avenger Universe, the better.

I think it would be kind of interesting if Matt Murdock became Tony Stark's lawyer or had to represent him in some manner. Would be a nice little tie in for Daredevil to join the Avengers or at least the MCU.
The show is going to kick ass. I have all the faith in the world that Marvel is going to deliver us a great show. Sooner he joins the Avenger Universe, the better.

I think it would be kind of interesting if Matt Murdock became Tony Stark's lawyer or had to represent him in some manner. Would be a nice little tie in for Daredevil to join the Avengers or at least the MCU.
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4:39PM on 08/26/2014
Considering he's more of a blue-collars protector, Murdock would more probably be AGAINST Stark
Considering he's more of a blue-collars protector, Murdock would more probably be AGAINST Stark
3:57PM on 08/26/2014
Even if they don't do a real crossover, at least, some acknowledgement during the shows that they ARE in the same Universe... That's a minimum !
Even if they don't do a real crossover, at least, some acknowledgement during the shows that they ARE in the same Universe... That's a minimum !
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5:13PM on 08/26/2014
I read an online theory that maybe the destruction from the alien invasion from Avengers could be what sends New York into an economic crisis. It could explain why Hell's Kitchen is suddenly crime ridden again.
I read an online theory that maybe the destruction from the alien invasion from Avengers could be what sends New York into an economic crisis. It could explain why Hell's Kitchen is suddenly crime ridden again.
3:53PM on 08/26/2014
good answers
good answers
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3:50PM on 08/26/2014
Would love to see Danny Rand shit-talk Tony Stark a bit. Plus any way to get Daredevil more involved is a great thing.
Would love to see Danny Rand shit-talk Tony Stark a bit. Plus any way to get Daredevil more involved is a great thing.
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