While Earth's Mightiest Heroes will be saving world in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Coulson's team explores The Inhumans on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil will soon suit up on Netflix. In less than two weeks, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) will start on his road to becoming the Man Without Fear. With showrunner Steven S. DeKnight at the helm, Daredevil is a crime drama about a blind lawyer who dons a mask at night to protect Hell’s Kitchen in New York City.
Two trailers for Daredevil have already been released, introducing Murdock as well as the series’ villain: Wilson Fisk a.k.a. Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio). Now, Netflix has debuted a new TV spot for the upcoming Marvel series.
In the new television promo (above), a young Matt Murdock tells Stick (Scott Glenn) - Daredevil’s martial arts master - about how he became blind. With the tagline “Discover the man behind the hero,” the spot features footage of Murdock suited up and training. The promo also showcases Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) explaining how the masked vigilante saved her life.
Daredevil also stars Rosario Dawson (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Elden Henson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1) as Foggy Nelson, and Peter Shinkoda (Falling Skies). Additionally, Netflix recently announced more supporting cast members and the roles in which they will appear in the series.
At its heart, Daredevil is another origin story within the Marvel Cinematic Universe - yet, the series seems to have already differentiated itself from Marvel’s other TV series and movies. Rather the widening the scope, Daredevil will focus solely on Hell’s Kitchen, and even more specifically, the journey’s of Murdock and Kingpin.
Though the new TV spot doesn’t feature Kingpin as heavily as previous trailers, the promo does offer a bit more insight into Murdock’s path to becoming the masked vigilante. Since Daredevil is a television series, and not limited to the time constraints of a movie, the show has more time to explore the characters, providing a more fully developed - and (hopefully) interesting - origin story for the Man Without Fear.
Daredevil premieres April 10th, 2015 on Netflix.
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