A lot of Marvel fans have been wondering if the four upcoming Netflix series consisting of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders, will take place in their cinematic universe. I just assumed that would be the case because Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. does. If you're looking for confirmation though, then you've got it thanks to Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. In a recent interview on the Fat Man On Batman podcast he discusses that aspect of the show, and also talks about the tone of the series saying,
“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.”
He also talked about introducing these street-level comic characters and how unique and different they are to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“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.”
I really liked his explanation of how these characters are going to be portrayed. It's going to be so fun to see Marvel develop these characters in their universe. He goes on to give an update on where the development currently stands.
“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.”
Quesada also says that they will be shooting the series' in New York City, and that the stories will take place in Hell's Kitchen, which makes sense, and should make fans happy.
“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.”
He then briefly described the Daredevil set saying that it "smells of dark alley, vomit, and piss." He was also asked about the villain and if it was going to be the Kingpin, but he wouldn't say. I think it's pretty obvious though that Kingpin would be one of the main villains.
I really excited to see Marvel's vision realized for these characters, and to see how exactly they will fit in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Via: Comic Book