Whenever Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada discusses the Marvel world, you can’t help but be excited. As a creator that came up through the ranks in the comic industry, and now has a finger on all of Marvel Television, he approaches his work as a fan and a creator. Quesada got a chance to speak with the folks at IGN at San Diego Comic Con yesterday, giving an inside look to what is cooking.
Quesada doesn’t work closely with the movie side of Marvel, but when talking about the up coming Spider-Man: Homecoming he said “There is a formula to getting it right.” In regards to Michael Keaton having the role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Quesada wasn’t concerned about the many other super-hero roles that he has had through the years.
What’s happening right now, the world of super-heroes and this culture in general, eventually you just run out of actors.
In regards to Luke Cage, Quesada compared the tonal individuality of the show to the differences between Daredevil and Jessica Jones.
The how tone and vibe of that show was completely different than Daredevil, while it did exist in the same world. With respect to Luke Cage, it will be very very much the same thing.
With the trailer released last night, we have a little bit more of a feeling about how Luke Cage will feel, and can’t wait to see more.
In order to develop a Hell’s Kitchen for Daredevil and Jessica Jones that reflected the gritty backdrop from the comics, Marvel had to create a fictional version of the neighborhood. The modern Hell’s Kitchen wouldn’t provide the same setting as where Matt Murdock lived in the 1960’s. However, the Harlem that is introduced in Luke Cage is the real Harlem, says Quesada.
The Harlem that Luke Cage lives in is very much the Harlem of today. It’s this incredibly vibrant, beautiful neighborhood, filled with wonderful different ethnicities and just… … it’s probably truer to today’s modern New York than our other shows, which live in a little bit of a micro-cosm of what New York used to be like.
Of course, Iron Fist is coming next. Quesada explained that, like Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, Iron Fist will have it’s own tone, feeling like a completely different show. The intent of this series of shows was to create individual universes, something to please everybody. But there will be no lack of action.
I would say that Iron Fist has probably more villains in our first season than any of our other shows
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