Netflix already has experience with Marvel programming in the form of the aforementioned Daredevil as well as Jessica Jones. The company plans to widen that show’s universe in a manner akin to the Avengers films by producing related series, starting with Marvel’s Luke Cage and the upcoming Marvel’s Iron Fist. Ultimately, Netflix plans to eventually unite the characters in each of these programs in The Defenders.
As it turns out, this team-up is going to happen much sooner than was previously expected. Speaking about the show in Paris, Cox stated that work on it will begin at the end of the year:
“What we do know is at the end of this year we’re going to be making The Defenders and, of course, Daredevil is very much a part of that foursome,” Charlie Cox said at a Netflix event in Paris (via Independent/Comic Book). “I have no idea what the storyline is going to be for that show. I’m very excited to see how those world’s combine… and interested to see tonally how those shows become one.”
What about those leftover plot threads at the end of the season? Cox also confirmed he still doesn’t know about a third season of Daredevil, and he’s not sure if any unanswered questions will be answered in The Defenders.
“In terms of wrapping up any storylines, maybe they’ll do some of that in The Defenders. Or maybe they won’t.”
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