It has been a busy few weeks for Marvel and Netflix who set a September 30th premiere date for its “Luke Cage” series, and announced the casting of Finn Jones as the lead for its “Iron Fist” series.
Speaking at the premiere for the second season of “Daredevil,” Marvel CCO Joe Quesada spoke to Decider about both shows and confirmed that Mike Colter’s Luke Cage will be less confined to the Hell’s Kitchen district of New York than either “Daredevil” or “Jessica Jones” were:
“It will be a different side of Manhattan. We’re not just locking ourselves into Hell’s Kitchen – although a lot of stuff does go on in Hell’s Kitchen. Luke Cage’s world is still New York, but it’s a different neighborhood. Again, I don’t want to reveal too much more than that, but the show itself will have a different palate, a different feel, a tone. It will sound different. So stay tuned.”
He also re-affirms that “Iron Fist” will have a different feel to it than the other three series:
“Our goal is to provide four different shows that each have their own feel while, again, feeling like they are a part of a whole. Not an easy task, but I can tell you that our team is really fantastic at doing this… I think the Danny Rand character himself will have a different perspective on the world than some of the characters that you’re seeing now. It’s still the early stages of Iron Fist, so I’m a little hesitant to say too much more than that. But Danny Rand is a completely different character and the world that he comes from, how he obtained his powers and his skills – all completely different.”
The comments follow Marvel Head of Television Jeph Loeb at the event saying that the company will continue expanding its programming plans, saying: “We have, in one way or the other, there’s nine or ten shows that are going. They’re going on in my brain.” So far four Marvel series have made it to air, with another previously announced eight on the way.