The wait for the first Defender of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is almost over, as season one of Daredevil is set to arrive on Netflix just in time for the weekend – when most people will be able to settle in for a 13-hour binge-watching session. Starring Charlie Cox as the masked vigilante’s alter ego, Matt Murdock, Daredevil will explore the early days of Matt’s secret life of crime-fighting, as well as his not-so-secret life as an attorney.
Not everyone is happy about Daredevil taking the law into his own hands, least of all crime boss Wilson Fisk A.K.A The Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), who has his own plans for “fixing” Hell’s Kitchen. Fisk might not have a special outfit but he’s a formidable opponent in terms of both political and physical power – as seen in a new TV spot for Daredevil, in which Fisk flips a table in rage.
There’s not a huge amount of new footage in these new ads, but they’re a good way of getting hyped for the impending arrival of Daredevil. They also make it clear to anyone who doesn’t follow Marvel closely that Daredevil does, in fact, take place in the same universe of The Avengers, by referencing Iron Man’s Suit and Thor’s hammer. After all, some viewers might struggle to make the connection between the gritty, bare-knuckle street fighting of Daredevil and the fantastic nature of the rest of the MCU.
Daredevil‘s principal cast also includes Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. Drew Goddard helped develop the adaptation, and Spartacus producer and writer Steven S. DeKnight acted as showrunner for the first season.
Next up after Daredevil is A.K.A. Jessica Jones, which will be set in the same neighborhood but will focus on a different hero of Hell’s Kitchen. Eventually both of these shows will crossover with upcoming series Luke Cage and Iron Fist in a team-up series called The Defenders, and these TV spots are already laying the groundwork for that by referring to Daredevil as “the first Defender.” The long game is about to begin.
Daredevil will be available for streaming on Netflix starting April 10th, 2015.
Source: Marvel Studios