Ever since Marvel Studios and Netflix announced they were doing a Daredevil series together, discussions about where, when, and how Daredevil and The Defenders will fit into the MCU has been unclear until now.
Marvel Television’s Emma Fleischer confirmed in an interview with Empire Magazine that it follows the events of The Avengers.
“We are still part of the Marvel Universe, but we are not explicitly in that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. world. We’re in our own corner. So the aliens came down and ruined the city, and this is the story of Hell’s Kitchen’s rebuild.”
The fact that Daredevil is being released on Netflix before Avengers: Age of Ultron hits the big screen probably means the first season won’t deal with any sort of fallout from that, but it could of course crop up in a second season. showrunner Steven S. DeKnight had this to say:
“We certainly hope so! I mean, it’s totally up to Netflix. But I think it’s a phenomenal season and we certainly end up in a place where we could tell many other stories.”
The show’s star Charlie Cox meanwhile wasn’t willing to say too much about how Daredevil connects to the rest of the heroes he shares a universe with, he did say that fans should be on the lookout for “a couple of very casual Easter egg references to other superheroes.”
When Empire asked him if a Captain America: Civil War appearance would work for Daredevil, he apparently said he wouldn’t turn down the invitation, but didn’t say yes to it.
“In this show, Daredevil feels special, like a big thing, not an everyday occurrence. It’s not like he’s one of that lot…”
Daredevil will be released via Netflix on April 10, 2015.