Why Marvel Studios Is Finally Embracing the Netflix Shows

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Remember the epic Netflix shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage? Well, after years of existing in a separate universe, Marvel Studios is finally bringing them home to the MCU! That’s right, Disney+ is officially placing these shows on the Marvel Studios MCU timeline, and characters like Daredevil and Kingpin are ready to throw down in the same world as Iron Man and Captain America.

This news got us hyped, so we’re here to break it all down for you. Buckle up!

Welcome Home, Defenders! Daredevil: Born Again Leads the Charge

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You might be wondering why it took Marvel Studios so long to embrace the Netflix shows. The answer? Infinity War and Endgame. According to Marvel Studios’ head of streaming Brad Winderbaum, they were laser-focused on those massive films and simply couldn’t handle integrating the Netflix shows at the same time. It was all about creating a cohesive cinematic experience, and there just wasn’t enough bandwidth to juggle everything.

But fear not, defenders of justice! With the Infinity Saga complete, Marvel Studios is ready to expand the MCU in a big way. The first step? Daredevil: Born Again, is a brand new series starring Charlie Cox as the Man Without Fear himself. And guess what? Vincent D’Onofrio is back as the iconic villain, Kingpin!

Here’s the coolest part: many people who worked on the Netflix shows are returning for Daredevil: Born Again. Dario Scardapane (from The Punisher) is the showrunner, and the directing team is stacked with talent from Loki. Plus, Philip Silvera (from Daredevil) is back as the stunt coordinator! It’s like a Netflix-Marvel reunion!

The Punisher Joins the Fray: Is He Friend or Foe?

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And the surprises don’t stop there. Jon Bernthal, everyone’s favorite gritty vigilante, is officially reprising his role as The Punisher! We’ll also see Deborah Ann Woll back as Karen Page and Elden Henson returning as Foggy Nelson.

But here’s the twist: with Wilson Fisk seemingly reformed after the events of Echo, will Daredevil and The Punisher see him as a threat or a potential ally? There’s a lot of speculation about rogue cops using the Punisher symbol, so things could get messy fast!

Netflix Shows Officially Marvel Studios Canon: A New Era for the MCU

So, what does this all mean? It means the beloved Netflix shows are officially part of the MCU timeline! Disney+ putting them on the timeline is a clear statement, and it opens the door for even more characters and storylines to be woven into the ever-expanding MCU tapestry.

Speaking of storylines, the ending of Marvel Studios Echo throws a major curveball at Kingpin. He might be free of his rage and pain, and with that, could come a shocking twist: a run for NYC mayor! Remember the comics storyline where Matt Murdock was deputy mayor and Luke Cage ran for office? Things could get interesting if Fisk truly believes he can be a force for good.

Plus, with Bernthal posting an image related to The Punisher’s backstory, could we be getting flashbacks that explore how Frank Castle became the vigilante we know?

The Future is Bright for Daredevil and the Defenders!

One thing’s for sure: the future is bright for Daredevil and the Defenders! With them officially in the MCU, the possibilities are endless. We can’t wait to see how their stories unfold alongside the other heroes of the Marvel universe.

Stay tuned for more updates, and let us know what you’re most excited about in the comments below!

Source: Bleeding Cool

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