In a recent interview with Empire, Netflix CCO Ted Sarando acknowledged the strategy to launch a Daredevil TV series, followed by Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist and then eventually the team-up “event series” The Defenders, was based on the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ted goes on to say that without being limited to only a two hour window, like in a film, the characters origin can be explored much more deeply. Sarando also mentioned that a darker tone would be adopted than Marvel’s cinematic universe on the big screen.
“The series will not be afraid to go darker than the film did,” Sarando assured. “What we love about this particular set of heroes is that they’re a little more down to Earth. Costume wise and also in that these are gritty crime stories, more in the streets than in the clouds.”
For a while now Marvel’s and Dc’s biggest differences are the tone in films, with DC being dark and Marvel being considerably more light humored. In fact, some people point to the tones of each cinematic universe as the reason why they prefer one over the other.
What are your thoughts on Marvel abandoning, at least in the television series, the recipe that has brought them so many rewards?