11:33am PT by Graeme McMillan
Marvel CCO Talks Disney's 'Daredevil' Netflix Series
Daredevil, the first Marvel Studios project from Netflix, won’t see the light of day until 2015, but Marvel CCO Joe Quesada has broken his silence on the project, reassuring fans that the show will not be an attempt to erase the 2003 movie version starring Ben Affleck.
“Let me be clear, we're not going into this show with the idea of trying to erase the memory of anything that came before or really any preconceived notions whatsoever,” Quesada told Comic Book Resources. “We're going into the show trying to create something that's incredibly exciting, incredibly engaging, and will give our fans something that they love, something that's unexpected, something that's going to keep them coming back for more.”
He continued by saying that it’s “obviously” easier to work with Daredevil’s 13-episode season than Agents of SHIELD’s 22-episode count. “We can sit there and look at 13 episodes and plan it out as a very large movie. It makes seeing the bigger picture a little bit easier,” he explained, adding that Netflix shows are “a different kind of construction” in terms of pacing the story. “Even the way that you parse out information and reveals within the show can be different than you would on weekly TV,” he said.
“I think everybody knows my relationship with the character of Daredevil, and how important the character is to me -- not just on an emotional front, but on a professional front,” explained Quesada, who illustrated the monthly Daredevil series in the late 1990s. “How DD brought me back here to Marvel, and how instrumental he was to even me being in this particular position I'm in today…I’m incredibly excited,” he said.