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 Netflix’s 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 Cox’s 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 Marvel’s upcoming Daredevil series found its horned cowl hero in Boardwalk Empire’s 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 “is looking like he’s going to be Marvel’s Daredevil.” This of course doesn’t 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.
One of the easiest ways to tell if you’ve heard the perfect casting for a film role is that hopeless feeling of loss when it’s revealed the casting news was only a rumor. Such is the case with Marvel Studios and Netflix’s upcoming small screen take on Daredevil, which for the briefest of times had Dexter star Michael C. Hall reportedly donning the red cowl and lawyerly suit.
The release says that the shows will begin airing on Netflix in 2015. Daredevil will give way to Jessica Jones, followed by Iron Fist and Luke Cage.” The stories will “unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking viewers deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell's Kitchen, New York.”
Daredevil, whose alter ego is the blind attorney Matt Murdock, was first introduced back in 1964 and was created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. Due in part to the character's disability, he has superhuman senses and sensitivity and is a skilled fighter in addition to being a clever detective. In the movie world, unfortunately, the character is best known for the Mark Steven Johnson-directed Daredevil, which was a big critical flop when it was released back in 2003.
With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. still plugging away as a modest success on ABC, Marvel Studios is doubling-- no, make that quadrupling-- down on television as the future of their characters onscreen. The Walt Disney Company (which owns Marvel Studios) and Netflix today announced a blockbuster deal that will bring four original series to the online service, each about a different Marvel hero.