In just under a month, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will welcome its next big blockbuster film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and then a few months later, fans will finally get to see the highly anticipated Ant-Man on the big screen. But Marvel Studios isn’t only interested in taking over theaters everywhere, they’ve also slowly been making their way into TV.
ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which follows a covert agency as they track down people with superpowers, has already been on the air for two seasons. This spring saw the midseason premiere of Agent Carter, a series built as a prequel to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the other films. However, for Marvel Studios’ next foray on the small screen, they decided to sell their newest series Daredevil to Netflix.
Daredevil stars Charlie Cox as blind lawyer Matt Murdock aka Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio as villain Wilson Fisk aka the Kingpin, and it’s Marvel’s first proper live-action superhero series since joining with Disney in 2009. The move to Netflix seems to have paid off, too, because the series is already getting rave reviews from critics. So it’s not surprising that the stars of Daredevil are already talking about a season 2.
Cox and D’Onofrio sat down today for a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), where they answered fans questions about the upcoming series. And Cox had quite a few interesting things to say about his transformation into ‘The Man Without Fear.’
Recent trailers and stills for Daredevil have shown the superhero’s origin story, complete with his first costume used to fight crime. It’s a very simple black ninja costume (seen above), so many fans have been wondering if we’ll get to see the character’s red suit. Cox confirmed that we do, and it’s also his favorite:
“I love both of the suits. Obviously, it was great to involve the John Romita Jr. black ninja costume, but the day I first put on the iconic costume is a day I will never forget.”
Cox has obviously done his homework, referencing John Romita Jr.’s work in the Daredevil: Man Without Fear miniseries where the ninja costume was introduced. But the actor seems to have gone even further in preparing for the role and caught up on a lot of the Daredevil comics:
“Obviously, I had to learn quite a few skill sets for this role. The main ones being: Blindness, forms of martial arts and the American accent. However, the greater part of my preparation was spent reading comics. I think you will find influence from many of the DD writers and illustrators over the years. Personally, I found Bendis/Maleev runs incredibly helpful in terms of the tone of our show.”
The conversation on comics also took a turn to his favorite story arcs: “I really love the issues when Matt Murdock is defending the White Tiger. It was so cool to read a comic book with such a compelling courtroom scene. I also have to mention Jeph Loeb’s Daredevil Yellow. So touching.”
And Cox later talked about villains he’d like to see on Daredevil if they’re renewed for season 2: “I have no idea if it could ever work in our show, but I would love to see Stilt Man make an entrance. Maybe even Jester.”
Yet it’s Cox’s comments about joining the Avengers that will leave comic book fans excited to see it happen. Despite the fact that Daredevil does appear in the Civil War seven-issue series, so far we haven’t heard any mention of the character being in the film adaptation Captain America 3: Civil War. But Cox says if Marvel were to call, then he’d be ready:
I have no idea if this is even a possibility, but I can tell you that I would love nothing more. I don’t see why the character from our show couldn’t fit in with the Avengers, if he was invited ;)
But with the movie reportedly having started shooting this week, time is running out for the Daredevil to appear. Especially, if Cox wants to be able to work with some of his favorite actors/characters in the MCU:
I really think Chris Evans does an amazing job as Captain America, and I happen to think him and Daredevil would work well together. Other than that, Black Widow?…Can you blame me?
But what do you think, Screen Rant readers? Do you think Daredevil should be in Civil War with the Avengers and Spider-Man? Let us know in the comments.
Daredevil will be available for streaming on Netflix starting April 10th, 2015.