While the television side of Marvel seems distantly connected with the movies, the Marvel Netflix shows have often given away a reference of what’s going on in the MCU. With the events of Infinity War, you might be wondering where Daredevil Season 3 fits into that storyline, and Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb addressed the same during the New York Comic Con earlier this month.
“This is a story that would take place before the snap,” Loeb told
CNET. “It just is easier for us to be able to maintain our continuity.”
The first episode of Daredevil reveals what happened to Matt Murdock after the finale to The Defenders, which saw Daredevil and Elektra buried underneath the building rubble after the explosion. Showrunner Erik Oleson even compared it to a conspiracy thriller.
“I think what you’re going to see is a very twisty-turny conspiracy thriller,” Oleson said. “And then all of a sudden there are lightning bolt moments of Marvel, and you’re like ‘That’s right, this a Marvel show!'”
While Daredevil remains at the center of it all, Oleson carved out details about other characters like Karen Page and Foggy Nelson, with more focus on Page.
“I very much wanted the storylines of Karen Page and Foggy Nelson … to be necessary and load-bearing,” Oleson said. “In any person’s life, they are the hero of their own movie right? So we do go deeper into Karen, and we will reveal things about Karen that I think shed new light on why she behaved the way she behaved in previous seasons.”
The first episode of season three is out on Netflix now and here’s the final synopsis:
“Shattered physically and spiritually, Matt rethinks his purpose and place in Hell’s Kitchen. Meanwhile, Fisk puts a plan in motion from behind bars.”