Joe Quesada Says Netflix Shows Will Showcase Marvel's Street-Level Noir Side
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.28.2014
Daredevil, Luke Cage and the rest are a new side of the MCU...
Marvel COO Joe Quesada has given fans of Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist a lot of hope in new comments about the upcoming Marvel TV shows that will air on Netflix. Quesada appeared on Kevin Smith's "Fat Man on Batman" podcast and talked about the Marvel shows, which will consist of a show each for the aforementioned characters and one for Jessica Jones. Check out the highlights (via ComicBook.com):
On the film's status within the Marvel 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."
On the differences with those projects: "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."
On where they're at so far in development: "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."
On 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."
On the Daredevil set: "[It] smells of dark alley, vomit, and piss."