Marvelís blind superhero is getting another shot at live-action next year when Netflix kicks off their Marvel Studios programming. Daredevil will follow the adventures of Matt Murdock, who uses his enhanced sense to fight crime in Hellís Kitchen as the vigilante Daredevil. The show is still seven months away, but hereís everything we know about it so far.
Next year, Marvelís batch of Netflix programming focusing on the street-level heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will kick off with Daredevil in May. Starring Boardwalk Empire actor Charlie Cox, the series will follow Matt Murdock both at his day job as a lawyer and at night when he suits up as Daredevil to fight crime in Hellís Kitchen. Here's how the new series will be different from Marvel's other TV fodder.
Next year, Marvel Studios has a brand new superhero coming soon to a screen near you. No, I'm not talking about Ant-Man or even Scarlett Witch or Quicksilver from The Avengers: Age of Ultron. I'm talking about Daredevil - and today we have our first look at his costume:
Daredevil's new logo might be a little cartoonish for a show created by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus), but Iím sure the series is anything but. Iím quite fond of the aesthetic, actually, as it pays homage to its comic roots, rather than using a cold, straight-fonted logo devoid of warmth
In Marvel Comics, Daredevil does get super senses due to exposure to radioactive material (also leaving him legally blind), but that's not how he learned to fight crime. For that, Matt Murdock has to thank Stick, a blind warrior who teaches the future superhero martial arts. Stick is a key character in both the origin story and the continuity of the Man Without Fear in the comics, so it should be no surprise that he will be featured in Marvel Studios' upcoming Netflix series Daredevil. What's great is that the studio and filmmakers have found the perfect actor to play him.
Those of us who enjoy over-the-top mayhem like that are quite curious about the approach Steven DeKnight will be taking with his upcomingDaredevil series for Netflix. After all, this is the guy that created Spartacus, one of the most gloriously violent shows on TV.
There really isn't much to the Matt Murdock costume. At night the character hits the streets looking like an action hero version a demon, but during the day his employment as a lawyer keeps him wearing nice suits and dark sunglasses to protect his permanently-damaged eyes. It will be a very exciting day when we get to see the vigilante in his new costume for the upcoming live-action Marvel Studios series for Netflix - but today we're just going to have to settle for what the character looks like out of his superhero garb.
It looks like Daredevil may have found its female lead, and if this news turns out to be official, it's a great one. True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll has reportedly been cast in the role of Karen Page for Netflix's highly anticipated Daredevil series. In the comics, Karen Page is the main love interest to Matt Murdock, Daredevil's alter ego.
Quite a lot of speculation has gone into who would be playing Foggy for Netflixís upcoming Daredevil series. And now the clouds have parted and the Flying V is coming through, as Mighty Ducks star Elden Henson has officially signed on to be Charlie Coxís best buddy.
Rosario Dawson is no stranger to the world of comic book movies, having roles in both Sin City films and voicing Artemis in 2009's animated Wonder Woman, but now it seems she's ready to take it to the next level with a role within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Every hero needs his nemesis, and just two weeks after Marvelís upcoming Daredevil series found its horned cowl hero in Boardwalk Empireís Charlie Cox, the Netflix original series has landed what will presumably be its big baddie in Vincent D'Onofrio.
According to the rumor professionals at Latino Review, sources are saying Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox ďis looking like heís going to be Marvelís Daredevil.Ē This of course doesnít mean that Marvel has actually hired him, or that Cox himself is even aware of this tidbit.
There's some definite shuffling going on at Marvel recently. Earlier, we learned that Edgar Wright was exiting the anticipated Ant-Man feature film, and now comes word that Drew Goddard has stepped down as showrunner from Netflix's Daredevil series.
Marvel Studios' influence in every area of Hollywood just keeps on growing. They've spent years taking over the big screen, starting with Iron Man in 2008, and by the end of this year they will not only have two different television series on the air, but will also be deep into getting their various Netflix shows ready to debut.
Marvel Studios has demonstrated a proclivity for keeping details about their upcoming projects as hidden as possible, as their upcoming slate of Netflix shows is certainly no exception. It was announced last November that the blockbuster movie studio had made a deal with the streaming giant to make shows based on the comic book characters Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones, but months since the plans were revealed have been filled with a great deal of silence on the part of the Marvel higher-ups. That is, until now.