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Joe Quesada says Netflix shows attached to Marvel Cinematic Universe

According to on Sunday, Kevin Smith, also known to head off a radio show on AMC's "Comic Book Men" and roles in other films such as "Clerks", interviewed Joe Quesada on the podcast show called "Fat Man on Batman". Quesada is the Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer and informed fans that the Marvel Netflix TV shows of "Daredevil", "Iron Fist", "Jessica Jones", and "Power Man" are all connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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In fact, Quesada did express that since there are tie-ins between the shows and the films, that fans can feel free to binge watch. He even expressed the environment in which these stories take place it the fictional Hell's Kitchen residential location on Manhattan Island in New York City.

“We’re shooting in New York. That’s the fantastic thing about it is that we’re shooting at home. We’re shooting where these characters belong,” said Quesada. “These stories take place in Hell’s Kitchen".

He also had mentioned that they will be filming in real life Long Island City and Brooklyn as they still seem to be representative in appearance to the Hell's Kitchen of old. He did however mention that some of the scenery will be constructed indoors for filming, too.

“It thrills me to no end to have these things happening in New York. That alone is going to give it an incredible vibe. It’s just once again…it’s like Marvel taking ownership of New York, saying this is where we’re from, this is our universe, this is where it started".

There interconnecting four shows on Netflix not only tie into each other, but with other currently running TV shows like "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and the Marvel comic book movie universe. Also, Quesada emphasized that these are more "street level" characters. Though to draw an analogy, there could be some similarities to the "Batman's" gritty, violence of its genres, but he states, "This is not like us doing Batman, Dark Knight or any of that stuff. This is very Marvel doing street level superheroes".

Quesada said that the scripts are on their way and it's going to be fascinating, another piece of information is when Smith asked him which storyline/universe Kingpin would exist in, "Spider-Man" or "Daredevil"? Quesada said, “I’m not going to say who the villain is in our story". Fans may have recalled Ben Affleck playing Matt Murdock in his own Marvel "Daredevil" film where Michael Clarke Duncan played the villainous role.

That being said, it looks as if Marvel has it's own standards by which it deals with neighborhood brawls and how they deal with criminals in such a dreary New York City neighborhood. To perhaps get an idea of Marvel's version, one might want to explore the "Captain America: Homecoming" issue which is an event that depicts "Cap" returning back to his hometown in Brooklyn and becoming nostalgic.

"Marvel's Agents of Shield's"Clark Gregg even has a dedicated hash tag by the name of "#itsallconnected" and even has expressed the awareness of the interconnections between the ABC TV show and the previous "Thor: The Dark World" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".

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