Netflix’s Chief Content Office Ted Sarandos chatted with Empire Magazine (hitting the web via CBM) about their upcoming Marvel series Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist and pulling them together for The Defenders.
When asked what made them choose these particular heroes:
“It was really based on the theatrical model of The Avengers. Could you take another group of characters, The Defenders, and go about it the same way? Normally they do the big movie and then eventually they get to the group origin story. Having 13 hours to tell each of these stories, you can go right to the origin story and the action at the same time.”
With Daredevil in progress, folks are wondering what will be next:
“Right now, the writers’ rooms are open and they’re looking at casting Jessica. If you sense some hesitation in my voice, that’s classic Marvel fashion. They like to keep that veil of secrecy. But Daredevil is already shooting, since that’s out first. Eventually the series will run very close together. You can then have a separate season where the characters will cross over.”
On if the series will crossover into the movies:
“It has definitely been talked about.”
When asked how the tone of the new Daredevil series will compare to the 2003 Ben Affleck movie:
“The series will not be afraid to go darker than the film did. What we love about this particular set of heroes is that they’re a little more down to Earth. Costume wise and also in that these are gritty crime stories, more in the streets than in the clouds.”
So this may end up being the Daredevil series that fans have been waiting for.