LAYING THE GROUNDWORK
Bendis on the other Netflix shows
Daredevil owes much to your stint on the book with Alex Maleev, and you are also largely responsible for making Luke Cage a significant character again…
I didn’t create Daredevil and I certainly stood on the shoulders of creators like Frank Miller and Klaus Janson. I’m proud that we didn’t rip them off as we did our own thing, so when I see things on the show that were literally shots from our work, I’m flattered. If anything, I’m just a part of the DNA stew of that show. What do you make of the casting of Mike Colter as Luke Cage?
It’s astonishing. That was one where I was like, “How are they going to pull that off?” In my opinion, his casting is as prominent a home run as Robert Downey Jr was as Iron Man.
Along with Agent Carter, Jessica Jones is another female-led Marvel television series…
Not to pat myself on the back but Quake (Skye) is such a major part of Agents Of SHIELD now, and Maria Hill is such a big part of the cinematic universe, so I’m very happy to have contributed these strong females to the Marvel cinematic landscape.