We promise, you have nothing to worry about regarding Ben Affleck. Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series is “the exact opposite” of the Affleck film, according to showrunner Steven S. DeKnight. Slated to premiere sometime in 2015, we have brand new images and information regarding the show for you.
Here’s a brief reminder first: Daredevil is the first of four superhero shows Marvel is preparing for Netflix, culminating in a team for the miniseries The Defenders.
But don’t expect to see what you’re used to with Marvel films. The Defenders series is based in reality, comprised of a group of loner superheroes. When Marvel TV Chief Jeph Loeb spoke with Entertainment Weekly, this is what he had to say about the show:
“There aren’t going to be people flying through the sky; there are no magic hammers. We’ve always approached this as a crime drama first, superhero show second.”
This sounds about right for Daredevil aka Matt Murdock, portrayed by Charlie Cox in the upcoming series. Blinded as a child, h is a lawyer by day and crime-fighter by night, with his enhanced senses – other than sight, of course. He’s a vigilante, out for justice. The show is influenced by “The Man Without Fear” comic book miniseries by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr., according to DeKnight.
This is evident by the costume Murdock wears, seen in this new still:
Don’t worry, his familiar red suit and deviled horns will show up at some point, we’re sure. The hardest part for Cox about the costume has been navigating Murdock’s lack of eyesight. “Like, I put on a shirt but I can’t look where the buttons are, because Daredevil wouldn’t know where the buttons are. But I also can’t fumble,” Cox says.
Expect the show to be dark. Marvel can certainly get away with more on Netflix then they have with Agents of SHIELD on ABC an,d given Murdock’s penchant for the streets, we’ll be seeing plenty of it.
DeKnight also told EW a little of what to expect from the show: “It’s a little grittier and edgier than Marvel has gone before, but we’re not looking to push it to extreme violence or gratuitous nudity.”
Daredevil is set to premiere in the first half of 2015, starring Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll, and Scott Glenn. They are also moving ahead with their Jessica Jones series, slated to premiere after Daredevil in 2015 and get us halfway to The Defenders.
What do you guys think of the direction they’re taking this series in? Are you excited? Let us know in the comments!