How Daredevil Changes the MCU

We’re mere days away from the release of the first of Netflix’s four Marvel series – Daredevil, which will be followed by Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and then the Defenders team-up. The introduction of the street level heroes on this platform opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities for the connected Marvel Cinematic Universe.

IGN was able to speak with Daredevil stars Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple/Night Nurse), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), and the head of Marvel television Jeph Loeb about how this series will enhance and open doors in the MCU.

“We were thinking about The Avengers vs. The Defenders,” Dawson said, when asked how she felt their dark and gritty series would fit in with the larger MCU. “And I think it’s a different thing. When you’ve got that level of superpowers, the fighting is different, the stakes are different, and it has a grander feel. In that world, they exist in it, so they know it and it’s normal to them. But in reality when people are fighting and doing really bad, elicit crimes on the ground and there are guns and drugs – bones are going to break. People aren’t hitting each other and nothing’s going to happen because they’re indestructible. These are people. They’re vulnerable and you get to experience that.”

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