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While Marvel’s movies tend to get most of the love, we really can’t forget that there’s an entire television universe, too. Most of those eyes are currently glued to Netflix after the success of Season 1 of Daredevil. With the next Netflix installment Jessica Jones getting closer, how much crossover will we see in the different series, before The Defenders eventually arrives? It turns out we might see quite a bit, although maybe not in the way you expect.
Entertainment Tonight has an extensive interview with Jeph Loeb, the man with the keys to Marvel’s television castle and when asked about potential crossovers between Daredevil and Jessica Jones said this:
Without giving anything away, they’re in the same area. In some cases they are in the same neighborhood. One of the things that is important to us is, when you enter the police station, it’s the same police station. When you go to the hospital, you start to see the same people. [But] we don’t want people suddenly going, ‘Wait, is that Matt Murdock that’s walking down the street?’ Because that’s going to feel odd, and in a weird way feel false.
So, while it looks like we won’t be seeing Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock in the upcoming series, the two shows may have a very similar feel--especially since they’ll be using many of the same locations. This certainly makes sense, as the entire premise of the multiple Netflix series for Marvel is that the characters are more street level heroes than the Avengers. To that end it makes sense that they be literally the same streets.
The crossovers and easter eggs that went a long way to building continuity in the comics have been surprisingly successful on the screen to the point that they’ve become some of the biggest highlights of the various series and films. Marvel certainly wants to give people that, but at the same time they want those crossover moments to make sense and not just exist for their own sake.
We didn’t see any of the Avengers together until the big moment, so don’t expect to see too much in the way of major crossovers, sans Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. What’s more likely is to see some of the supporting characters. Loeb mentions seeing the “same people” at the hospital. Here he most likely refers to Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple as we didn’t see nearly enough of her in Season 1 of Daredevil, and it has recently been revealed that her character is signed as part of a "larger exclusive TV deal". It sounds like we can definitely expect at least a cameo in Jessica Jones.
We're still not exactly sure when we'll finally see Jessica Jones though it's still slated for a 2015 release so we're hoping it will be soon.