It seems that with the recent approach of ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Marvel is intent to remind audiences that the adventures of Matt Murdock and Jessica Jones are not the only super heroic stories coming to Netflix, as they also have ‘Luke Cage‘ coming out in September, following by ‘Iron Fist’ (hopefully) sometime in 2017. One of the biggest questions that fans have so far with adding more superheroes to the Netflix Marvel universe is whether or not they will all occur in Hell’s Kitchen, which would seem rather ridiculous considering how small the area is (relatively) and how many heroes that would mean exist in that small section of New York (not to mention it would always beg questions like, ‘Where is Daredevil when Jessica Jones is being attacked here?)
Fortunately, in a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada spoke on where ‘Luke Cage’ will take place in New York, saying the show will not be limited to Hell’s Kitchen:
“It’ll be a different side of Manhattan. We’re not just locking ourselves into Hell’s Kitchen, although a lot of stuff does come out of Hell’s Kitchen. Luke Cage’s world is still New York, but it’s a different neighborhood. I don’t want to reveal much more than that, but the show itself will have a different palette, different feel, different tone. It’ll sound different.”
As for ‘Iron Fist,’ fans have a lot of questions about the more mystical hero, wondering how exactly he will fit into the gritty and realistic world of New York/ Hell’s Kitchen we have seen on Netflix so far. According to Quesada:
“[Luke Cage] still takes place in the same world, but I think the Danny Rand character himself will have a different perspective on the world than the characters you’re seeing now. As will Luke Cage… Our goal is to provide four different shows that each have their own feel while still feeling like they’re part of the whole. Not an easy task, but I can tell you that our team is really fantastic at doing this. So it’s still the early stages of ‘Iron Fist,’ so I’m a little hesitant to say too much more than that. Danny Rand is a totally different character and the world that he comes from, and the way that he obtained his powers and his skills all come from somewhere completely different. I think fans will be pleased.”
What are your thoughts on the future of Marvel shows on Netflix? Do you think they can pull it off, especially considering the success of ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Jessica Jones’ so far? Share your opinion on the matter in the comments below!