netflix marvel defenders daredevil iron fist nyc Marvel's Netflix shows will exist alongside 'Agents of SHIELD' and 'Avengers'Did you have any doubt that the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be expanding to Netflix? Then put that doubt aside, because Marvel Entertainment’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada confirms that the upcoming Netflix series — “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage” and “The Defenders” — will exist in the same world as “The Avengers” films and “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.”

“There will be some interconnectivity, much like the movies,” he tells Kevin Smith’s “Fat Man on Batman” podcast (via ScreenRant). “They will exist within the cinematic universe again, so this is all the same world as SHIELD and the Avengers.”

If that’s the case, then expect these Netflix shows to be a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 3. Casting news for “Daredevil” is coming “really, really soon,” Quesada says, and he had nothing but positive things to say about writer Drew Goddard.

So what’s different about the Netflix shows from everything MCU that’s come before? “Although these are superhero stories, this is different now,” Quesada says. “This is the street level … this is the street level, noir side of the Marvel Universe. Something that you haven’t really, really seen in any of our Marvel movies. And probably more ground level, than I think you’ve seen. This is not like us doing ‘Batman,’ ‘Dark Knight’ or any of that stuff. This is very Marvel doing street-level superheroes.”

If that’s the case, they very likely will cross over with “Agents of SHIELD” after all (if, of course, it’s still around in 2015).

“Daredevil” begins filming in summer 2014, with an expected Netflix premiere date of 2015.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz