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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:
Marvel has officially released the first image of Charlie Cox in costume as the blind crime- fighter, as the upcoming Netflix show is currently hosting its first ever panel at New York Comic-Con. Many of you will be quick to point out that this get-up doesn't look anything like Daredevil's normal outfit, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have roots in the comics. Those of you who have read the Daredevil comics written by Frank Miller will recognize this costume from the Daredevil: Man Without Fear comics that were drawn by John Romita Jr. For comparison, you can see a splash of artwork below.
Before all of you get your panties in a bunch, there's a very high likelihood that this won't be the only suit Daredevil wears during the course of the Netflix series. Marvel is well aware that fans want to see the costume design that the character is best known for wearing, and they won't deprive us of it. Expect a red outfit with some badass horns to be revealed in the coming weeks/months.
Though you probably don't recognize him underneath that mask, that's Boardwalk Empire's Charlie Cox who is playing Daredevil a.k.a. New York City lawyer Matt Murdock. For those unfamiliar with the superhero, Murdock was blinded by a radioactive substance as a young boy, but while he lost his sight his other senses heightened to an extreme level. More of a street level hero than Iron Man or Captain America, he patrols the streets of Hell's Kitchen at night and works to stop crime from flooding the streets. Thanks to Netflix's Twitter account, we now have our first official look at Cox as Matt Murdock as well:
The Daredevil series will be on Netflix next year, though it doesn't seem to currently have an official release date. Steven S. DeKnight, who is best known for his work on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Spartacus, is serving as showrunner on the series, and Cabin In The Woods co-writer/director Drew Goddard scripted the first two episodes and is working on the show as an Executive Producer. In addition to Charlie Cox, the show will also feature Scott Glenn as Stick, Vincent D'onofrio as The Kingpin, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna, Vondie Curtis Hall as Ben Urich, Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley, Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsley, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple/Night Nurse. Stay tuned for more details as they arrive.