“Joe Quesada Discusses Punisher, Elektra, and the Marvel Television Universe”

Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada got a bit more in-depth recently about how everything between the Marvel Cinematic and Netflix universes work. During an interview with IGN, Quesada explained the differences in the teams, films, and television.

The Avengers are about saving the world. Daredevil, Jessica Jonesand all those other characters, they’re about saving a neighborhood, they’re about saving a block, they’re about saving an apartment complex. So it’s smaller, but the stakes still feel the same because they’re just as important. To the people living in Hell’s Kitchen, saving their neighborhood is as important to the people in Manhattan when aliens start coming out of a portal in the sky and the Avengers came to save them. “

“The other big difference is that these characters live in the neighborhood. Daredevil lives in Hell’s Kitchen so it’s very, very personal. Through the Netflix platform we’re able to explore a much darker sensibility, a more adult sensibility. Even the choreography — the fights and the action — I think is heads and shoulders above anything else on television. That’s just a testimonial the incredible crew and cast that we have.”

Quesada went on to discuss Jon Bernthal coming on to Daredevil to play the vigilante the Punisher and Elodie Yung portraying the iconic Elektra.

“We’re so happy to have Jon Bernthal because we have such a world-class cast on Daredevil. [We] were able to attain an actor who is on that same level so I think the combination of seeing Charlie and John perform those parts on the same screen. It’s going to be epic, absolutely epic.

“I can’t say enough about Elodie Yung. Literally, we scoured the world for the right Elektra and man, she is the character. She looks like the character, she walks like the character, and then she has the martial arts training and stunt background that she can rely on… It’s going to be really, really awesome to see her take over the role and see how she embodies and how she personifies Elektra. But again, another world-class actor who I think is going to bring something really special to Daredevil. And I think we established a really good tempo with Season 1, so fans can hopefully expect much more of the same.”

There’s no news yet on when the second season will air, but expect it to hit Netflix sometime in the first half of 2016. The next Netflix series will beJessica Jones, set to air sometime in December of this year.”



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