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Joe Quesada Talks Marvel's Groundbreaking Netflix Series

– by Philip Sticco

Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada was a guest on filmmaker Kevin Smith's Fatman on Batman podcast and spoke a good bit about Marvel's upcoming Netflix series Daredevil, Power Man, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones.

So, Mr Quesada, where will the series shoot?

“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."

“It thrills me to no end to have these things happening in New York. That alone is going to give it an incredible vibe,” said Quesada. “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.”

What will Daredevil, who has always been one of Marvel's darker characters, be like?

“It smells of dark alley, vomit, and piss.”

Hopefully those odors won't permeate through our TV screens. 

How will the episodes be released?

“You’re going to get all these episodes, and you can binge watch them however you want, and then binge watch them again.”

Quesada also confirms that the Netflix series will be connected to the larger 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.”

However, that's not to say that the series will have the same look as Marvel's movies. 

“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."

“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 can't wait to watch these shows as soon as they pop up on Netflix. 

What do you think? Who would you like to see cast in the different series?


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