Filming Marvel stuff in New York?! What a zany idea!wrote:The ambitious multi-superhero, multi-series endeavor will include nearly 60 one-hour TV episodes
New York City is an important center of the Marvel Universe, and a deal between parent company Disney and the State of New York will make the city the hub of the companys ambitious new Netflix series.
Disney CEO Bob Iger and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in Times Square on Wednesday that the state has carved out tax incentives valued at around $4 million to accommodate the needs of the massive multi-character series, which should consist of at minimum nearly 60 hour-long TV episodes.
There will be 13 episodes devoted to each of the four main characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist plus a four-to-eight episode mini-series centered on The Defenders team that will wrap it all together.
Since 2008 Disney has directly contributed almost half a billion dollars to New Yorks economy through television and film production, along with approximately 9,000 jobs for New Yorkers, Iger said. The Governors policies make this great state a more affordable and attractive location, opening the door for even greater economic investment and job creation for New Yorkers. Our Marvel series for Netflix will inject millions directly into the local economy and create hundreds of new jobs.
According to the states release, the series should create at least 3,000 jobs, including 400 full-time jobs. The governors office estimates that production in New York State this year should generate $2.11 billion in spending, while companies recoup $477 million.
The deal was first announced in November. will feature comic book heroes. The Daredevil series will be written by Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard, who is a disciple of Joss Whedon, the Avengers director and one of the hands helping guide Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige navigate what is becoming an increasingly massive and tangled universe.
The four Netflix series represent the studios big venture into streaming television, while its Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., shown on Disneys ABC broadcast network, is its foothold in traditional TV.
Sonys The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is due out this summer, also shot in New York City, and was touted last year as the biggest movie production in the states history.
At the least, it sounds better than "Agent of SHIELD". I'm sure some fanboy will have kittens over the fact that only Luke Cage could really be considered a "Defender", but I think the group might work out closer to the 2000-2001 "Marvel Knights" non-team that was fronted by Daredevil.
(Sure, Daredevil was a "second-level Defender" due to his recurring guest star spots with the team in the 70's and 80's).