With Marvel debuting four new series on Netflix in addition to the event mini-series Defenders, it can't be helped but wondered if the shows will ever crossover into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While we don't get a definite answer, Ted Sarandos, the Netflix Chief Content Officer, recently spoke with Empire Magazine and said it has been talked about. Sarandos also says their Marvel Netflix series is following the same route as the Avengers movie in that their will be build up leading to something big, and he also offers Daredevil will be darker.
“It has definitely been talked about.”
Obviously Netflix would love if their series were connected in some way to the Marvel movies, considering the success Disney has seen with the Marvel brand.
Netflix and Marvel have Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage planned, which leads to The Defenders.
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.”
And regarding Daredevil, which will premiere next year:
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.