Monday, April 28, 2014

Marvel and Netflix's DAREDEVIL Series Will Start Casting Soon and Will be Connected to the MCU

There's nothing to hate about Marvel and Netflix's deal to bring Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist to the streaming service and then combine them all into the ensemble series The Defenders. It's the type of announcement that binge viewers dream of!

While speaking with writer/director Kevin Smith, on his latest Fat Man on Batman Podcast, Marvel CCO Joe Quesada spoke about the Daredevil Netflix series.

“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,” said Quesada. “These stories take place in Hell’s Kitchen. 
“It thrills me to no end to have these things happening in New York. That alone is going to give it an incredible vibe. It’s just once again…it’s like Marvel taking ownership of New York, saying this is where we’re from, this is our universe, this is where it started.”

Quesada then teased the setting of Hell's Kitchen saying, "It smells of dark alley, vomit, and piss."

“Although these are super hero 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.”

Quesada spoke about how the development of the TV series is going at this moment and that casting will begin soon for Daredevil.

“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. I’m not going to say who the villain is in our story."

Finally, Quesada confirmed that all the Netflix series will be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“There will be some inter-connectivity, much like the movies,” revealed Quesada. “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.”

Filming will take place in and around New York City starting this summer with Daredevil.

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