When Charlie Cox played hopeless romantic Tristan Thorn in the 2007 fantasy film Stardust, it would have been hard to picture him as Marvel’s horned vigilante of Hell’s Kitchen. It’s time to start believing, however, as this April Cox will be getting rough and ready as Matt Murdock in Daredevil, the first of five Netflix series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of New York City.
The show will be an origin story for Daredevil, as Matt Murdock finds himself frustrated by the limitations that he faces trying to win justice as an attorney, and resorts to wearing a mask and a basic black costume to fight crime at night. The fact that he was blinded in a childhood accident makes him an unlikely suspect, but one of the side effects of losing his sight was to heighten all of his other senses. Throw in a lifetime of practice and he’s definitely someone that criminals wouldn’t want to mess with.
A recent image gallery from Daredevil showed the hero of Hell’s Kitchen dressed up in his first costume and wielding a very basic version of his trademark billy club. By day, however, he has to keep up appearances as a lawyer alongside his partner Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson). A new motion poster (and non-motion poster) from Netflix blend together a little piece of both worlds, as Matt straightens his tie whilst sporting bloody knuckles and injuries from his night-time activities.
Daredevil also stars Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, who helps to stitch Matt back together after one of his vigilante outings, and Deborah Ann Woll as Matt’s love interest, Karen Page. Vincent D’Onofrio plays Daredevil’s enemy Wilson Fisk (A.K.A. The Kingpin), and Vondie Curtis-Hall plays nosy reporter Ben Urich. The first two episodes of the series were scripted by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), and Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus) acted as showrunner for the first season.
Daredevil comes to Netflix on April 10th, 2015.