Last week, Marvel hit the ground running with its marketing campaign for its upcoming TV series, Daredevil. Now with the first trailer out of the way, it’s time for the studio to set the promotion machine on high and, as it always does, continue teasing audiences until the show’s eventual debut.
Today, Marvel has unveiled an all new image via the show’s official Twitter account that makes it clear that Daredevil a.k.a. Matt Murdock won’t be losing his comic book origins – specifically as the son of a boxer.
Check out the official tweet from the Daredevil TV series below:
My Dad, he used to come to this church...he was a fighter...lost more than he won...but he always got back up. pic.twitter.com/8KkDNSCwdk— Daredevil (@Daredevil) February 12, 2015
Thus far, there are a lot of reasons to be excited about Daredevil. The trailer sold it as the darkest, most grimly toned Marvel project to date, and that’s what makes it unique. We know the MCU can sustain the lighthearted, humorous films on a regular basis. However, we’ve never really seen things get “dark” for the MCU. Even when the stakes have been high – like when The Avengers protected New York from an army of aliens – everyone managed to maintain some amount of levity.
Daredevil will be the first true test of the MCU in terms of letting things get truly serious, and because of that, it could be the most important live-action Marvel property to come out since Avengers.
So far, it seems the series has a lot in common with television’s other comic book vigilante show, Arrow. Much of the imagery seen in last week’s trailer had shades of Oliver Queen and his mission to save Starling City. Of course, the idea of a hero wanting to save their city is nothing new – Batman’s been doing it for decades, and Arrow was obviously co-opting a few things from the Christopher Nolan films – but we can’t deny there’s a similarity in the execution of both shows based on what we’ve seen so far.
Hopefully, something we can look forward to in this iteration of Daredevil is more of a brawler style for Matt Murdock’s superhero antics. In the Affleck film, there appeared to be very little influence on Matt’s combat style as it pertained to his family’s boxing roots. However, considering the emphasis this picture’s putting on that element of Matt’s background, it’s possible we could see Daredevil’s skills take a more brutal, calculated approach instead of the typical high-kicking parkour we’re used to in most superhero fare.
Overall, we’ve liked everything we’ve seen for Daredevil and truly hope the series can live up to the hype surrounding the series. If it does, Marvel will have just proven itself capable of expanding to far more places than people realized. If it doesn’t, then we may well be looking at the first MCU failure… but that seems unlikely.
Daredevil premieres April 10th, 2015 on Netflix.
Source: Comic Book Movie