Marvel CEO Discusses Punisher And Elektra In Daredevil Season Two
Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada has been talking about the 'darker tone' of Marvel's Netflix shows. Jessica Jones is due to air before the end of the year, while there is already plenty of buzz for season two of Daredevil in 2016.
“I don’t want to speak too much about the other series because each one has their own flavor," he said, referring to Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD and Agent Carter, and confirming that the Netflix shows are "the smaller, darker part of the Marvel Universe. The Avengers are about saving the world. Daredevil, Jessica Jones and all those other characters, they’re about saving a neighborhood, they’re about saving a block, they’re about saving an apartment complex. So it’s smaller, but the stakes still feel the same because they’re just as important. To the people living in Hell’s Kitchen, saving their neighborhood is as important to the people in Manhattan when aliens start coming out of a portal in the sky and the Avengers came to save them.
The other big difference is that these characters live in the neighborhood. Daredevil lives in Hell’s Kitchen so it’s very, very personal. Through the Netflix platform we’re able to explore a much darker sensibility, a more adult sensibility. Even the choreography -- the fights and the action -- I think is heads and shoulders above anything else on television. That’s just a testimonial the incredible crew and cast that we have.”
Quesada also confirmed that the second season of Dardevil was going to maintain the balance to the lead character and the upcoming Punisher.
"That’s why we pay our amazing Writers Room the big bucks! Doug Petrie and Mark Ramirez, the co-showrunners, have concocted an amazing series, an amazing season this year and believe me, sparks will fly and it’s going to be pretty phenomenal.”
We’re so happy to have Jon Bernthal because we have such a world-class cast on Daredevil; we have a world-class actor in Charlie Cox that we want to make sure we chose and were able to attain an actor who is on that same level so I think the combination of seeing Charlie and John perform those parts on the same screen. It’s going to be epic, absolutely epic.”
The Marvel CEO also voiced his enthusiasm for the casting of Elodie Yung as Elektra.
"I can’t say enough about Elodie Yung. Literally, we scoured the world for the right Elektra and, man, she is the character. She looks like the character, she walks like the character, and then she has the martial arts training and stunt background that she can rely on,” Quesada said, alluding to her roles in action flicks like G.I. Joe: Retaliation and District 13: Ultimatum. “It’s going to be really, really awesome to see her take over the role and see how she embodies and how she personifies Elektra. But again, another world-class actor who I think is going to bring something really special to Daredevil. And I think we established a really good tempo with Season 1, so fans can hopefully expect much more of the same.”