The Defenders will be part of Marvel’s cinematic universe.

Posted April 29, 2014 by Sam Liggett in Nerdy Bits

Back in November, Marvel annoumced a deal with Netflix that would bring four characters to the streaming service by way of four 13-episode series followed by Marvel’s The Defenders miniseries. Those live action shows are slated to be released over a period of a few years starting in 2015 and will bring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage to the small screen.


This news about a multi-year project revolving around the Defenders raised a few questions. Most prominently, fans wanted to know if, like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. these shows would tie into the cinematic universe Marvel has crafted.  The answer has come courtesy of Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer at Marvel Entertainment.

“There will be some inter-connectivity,” he told Kevin Smith when asked, ” much like the movies. They will exist within the cinematic universe again, so this is all the same world as S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers.”

With the Daredevil series set to hit the streami g site next year, Quesada was also happy to talk about the feel of tbese shows, calling them “street level noir” and emphasizing that these Marvel characters, like many others within the universe will be mlre grounded and relatable than the larger-than-life characters we’re used to.

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