We’ve known for some time that, despite the mediocre first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel is pushing even further into the TV realm with four new Netflix series—Daredevil, Iron First, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the eventual team-up series, The Defenders—but details were scant. That changed over the weekend, when Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, Joe Quesada, appeared on Kevin Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast and dropped some nuggets about the upcoming Daredevil series, which is set to appear on Netflix in 2015.
Quesada noted that Daredevil will exist in the same overarching Marvel Cinematic Universe that houses The Avengers, but on a more “street level.” Further, expect Marvel to drop the entirety of the first season all at once, just in case you felt like binge-watching:
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.
You’re going to get all these episodes, and you can binge watch them however you want, and then binge watch them again.
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.
What do you think of the Daredevil news?