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Marvel has unveiled the new logo for Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series, and it may look quite familiar. Check it out.
It looks like it came right off of a comic book cover, doesn’t it? It might be a little cartoonish for a show created by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus), but I’m sure the series is anything but. I’m 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. (I’m looking at you, Gotham.) There’s no sense in judging the entire series based solely on a logo, of course. For that, we’ll need the whole cast.
Daredevil’s lead cast will make their first public appearance as a group for New York Comic Con 2014, and they’ll host an exclusive signing event on Saturday, October 11. (Find them at the Marvel booth, obviously.) Charlie Cox, who plays Matt Murdoch and the demonized superhero, will be there, as will Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page) and Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk). (No word in the announcement on co-stars Rosario Dawson, Peter Shinkoda or Scott Glen though.) All attendees will get a special “Marvel’s Daredevil” production concept art poster, as drawn by the legendary Joe Quesada, who serves as Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer. I bet those will pop up for sale online in no time.
Though there aren’t a lot of facts floating around about where Daredevil is headed in its initial outing, it will follow Matt Murdock, a lawyer who can see right through the heart of evil despite being blinded as a young child. His dearth of one sense opens up his other senses in extraordinary ways, and he uses his talents and agility to fight crime in his Hell’s Kitchen hometown as the blood-red hero Daredevil. We assume The Kingpin will be up to no good, and that he’ll have henchmen doing some of his bad deeds for him.
Daredevil is one of four Marvel series coming to Netflix, though it’s the only one we’ve actually gotten information on so far. Netflix also has Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist coming as individual series, and then all four will have some kind of a link-up with the limited series The Defenders. Marvel doesn’t do disconnected things anymore.
It’s still a ways away, but find all 13 episodes of Daredevil when they hit Netflix in May 2015.