What with Iron Fist, The Punisher and The Defenders coming out this year, the crew working on Marvel’s Netflix projects must be both nervous and excited about how all their newest shows are going to be received. Judging by the overwhelming response to Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, it seems as though the future is bright for those involved.
Entertainment Weekly recently spoke to Executive Vice President and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, about how the Defenders and their assorted accomplices will interact with the MCU – if at all. When asked directly about if fans would ever be treated to a crossover, Loeb said:
“You’re trying to trap me into saying, ‘hashtag, it’s all connected.’ If the story warrants it, we will obviously do our best to have folks cross into each other’s story lines.”
It’s hardly a promise for Matt Murdock to end up being Bucky Barnes’s lawyer, or Jessica Jones going for a drink with Black Widow, but it does seem like there are important minds open to the idea. Loeb also commented on how the teams behind Marvel Television trade information and plans with the MCU bosses, to ensure relatively smooth storytelling.
“We certainly communicate with each other in terms of what we’re doing and what we have planned and the characters that we’re using and where it’s all going. Unfortunately for me as a fan, I tend to know more about what’s happening in the movies than I want to know.”
Daredevil seasons 1 and 2, Jessica Jones season 1 and Luke Cage season 1 are available to stream on Netflix now. Iron Fist will be released on March 17th on Netflix, with The Defenders coming out in the summer and The Punisher released later in 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly