Did you have any doubt that the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be expanding to Netflix? Then put that doubt aside, because Marvel Entertainment’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada confirms that the upcoming Netflix series — “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage” and “The Defenders” — will exist in the same world as “The Avengers” films and “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.”
If that’s the case, then expect these Netflix shows to be a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 3. Casting news for “Daredevil” is coming “really, really soon,” Quesada says, and he had nothing but positive things to say about writer Drew Goddard.
So what’s different about the Netflix shows from everything MCU that’s come before? “Although these are superhero stories, this is different now,” Quesada says. “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.”
If that’s the case, they very likely will cross over with “Agents of SHIELD” after all (if, of course, it’s still around in 2015).
“Daredevil” begins filming in summer 2014, with an expected Netflix premiere date of 2015.