Marvel Chief On “Daredevil” Series & Canon

Last year came word that Marvel plans to produce and premiere four TV shows, based on its comic properties, directly on Netflix. The characters from those shows, the first of which being a “Daredevil” adaptation, would then team-up for a mini-series.

Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada recently appeared on the Fatman on Batman podcast and answered a few questions about the “Daredevil” series and how the Netflix shows would fit into the company’s overall plans.

The current status of the “Daredevil” series:

“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.”

In regards to all the shows place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon:

“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.”

Will the episodes be available all at once or released in weekly installments:

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

How will the show differ from the 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.”