Marvel Studios have revealed that the Netflix series will be set in the cinematic universe.
The studios Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada told Kevin Smith on the Fat Man on Batman podcast, “There will be some interconnectivity, much like the movies. They will exist within the cinematic universe again.”
The deal, which was announced in November 2013, is reported to include “four individual 13-part original series, featuring characters of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.” According to Digital Spy, “The heroes will then unite in a four-to-eight-episodes Defenders mini-series.”
Digital Trends reported that,” all four of the solo series and the tie-in mini-series will be filmed in New York City…where most of the characters are based in Marvel’s comic-book universe” The project is also expected to cost $200 million.
Quesada also spoke about the progress of the project, “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.”
He also spoke about how the series will be different from the previous Marvel movies and even Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Although these are superhero stories, this is different now.” He added, “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 that 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.”
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