Less than a month ago DC Comics’ Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns, announced that its television properties (Arrow, The Flash, Gotham) would not exist in the same universe as their film properties, effectively killing any chance of seeing those characters portrayed by their television actors on the big screen. However, it’s beginning to sound as though Marvel is headed in a different direction.
Already incorporating ABC’s Agents of Shield into their cinematic universe, Marvel may be inching closer to bringing their Netflix projects into the larger universe as well. Next year, Daredevil, along with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will each get their own 13 episode Netflix series before joining forces as a crime-fighting posse in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. Up until now, the group joining forces appeared to be the final step in their journey on the small screen, but it appears there might be one final, big move to go.
Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos underscored the possibility of bringing the crime-fighting team to the big screen in a larger, Avengers-style film when talking about discussions with Marvel Studios. “It’s definitely been talked about,” Sarados said about the crossover potential.
With 13 episodes to tell each of their respective stories, the Hell’s Kitchen team would already have origin stories out of the way, opening the door for one explosive crossover with established Marvel Cinematic Universe characters.
In the same interview with Empire Magazine, Sarados gave details about the tone of the Daredevil series, indicating a darker shade of storytelling for Matt Murdock’s episodic run.
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.
Daredevil with premiere on Netflix in 2015.