Although the focus was on Daredevil last night during the show’s season two premiere, it wasn’t the only show that we learned new information about. During an interview with the folks over at Decider at the premiere last night, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, was asked about the other two shows that still have yet to be released: Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
Quesada was in attendance to remind fans that they have only seen two of the four TV shows that will lead up to The Defenders, and that each of these two remaining shows will bring a unique vision into this universe that we already feel like we know. During an interview with Decider, he spoke at length about Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and more specifically, the differences between all of the shows.
“It still takes place in the same world,” Quesada answered diplomatically. “I think the Danny Rand character himself will have a different perspective on the world than some of the characters that you’re seeing now — as will Luke Cage. I mean you guys haven’t seen that show yet, either.”
He went on to explain that they set out to make four separate shows with their own distinct feels, even though they all exist within the same world. He also briefly talked about Iron Fist, which we recently reported would be headed by actor Finn Jones.
“Our goal is to provide four different shows that each have their own feel while, again, feeling like they are a part of a whole. Not an easy task, but I can tell you that our team is really fantastic at doing this.” said Quesada. “It’s still the early stages of Iron Fist so I’m a little hesitant to say too much more than that. But Danny Rand is a completely different character and the world that he comes from, how he obtained his powers and his skills — all completely different. I think fans will be pleased.”
And while we still have a ways to go before The Defenders hits Netflix, Quesada talked about how that is the ultimate goal here. However, interestingly enough, he singles out both Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) and Elodie Yung (Elektra). (Friendly reminder: TV Line has confirmed there is a Punisher series in development, although it’s still very early on.)
“All roads lead to Defenders here, so seeing this stuff come together…seeing The Punisher and Elektra appear [in Daredevil Season 2]…I’m really, really anxious to see Daredevil premiere and to see fans’ reactions to both Jon [Bernthal] and Elodie [Yung]’s portrayals of the characters.”
We have certainly been pleased so far, and with the little that we know about both of the un-aired shows, like the inclusion of Misty Knight and Shang Chi, it seems that they are definitely cooking up something good.
Season one of Luke Cage will hit Netflix on September 30th, while Iron Fist is scheduled to begin production in April.