This year, Marvel Studios will continue to diversify the avenues of shared universe content it can offer fans, by kicking off an entire Netflix branch of the MCU that will begin with a rebooted Daredevil TV series, and continue with shows like AKA Jessica Jones and Luke Cage before culminating with the Netflix Marvel superhero team-up event, The Defenders.
The full Daredevil teaser will premiere tomorrow, Wednesday, February 4th; but as is now the custom, you can get a preview of the teaser above.
What we’ve heard about Daredevil so far is that it will be a grounded and gritty crime drama, one that uses the medium of long-form episodic storytelling to better probe the major characters of the Daredevil mythos (like lawyer/vigilante Matt Murdock (Boardwalk Empire‘s Charlie Cox) or his nemesis The Kingpin (Vincent D’OnoFrio)) and really examine the rise of a Marvel street-level hero, as well as thematic angles like how one man can represent the law by day and brutal, lawless justice by night. Basically, a far departure from the Ben Affleck Daredevil movie.
What we see in the preview is presumably the lead-in to a scene our own Ben Kendrick witnessed during New York Comic-Con 2014: In one of his early outings as Daredevil (in the classic Frank Miller “Man Without Fear” ninja starter costume from the comics), Matt Murdock prevents an assassin from harming his friend Karen Paige (True Blood’s Debora Ann Woll), resulting in a brutal fight sequence that helps solidify the show’s so-called “PG-16” level of violence.
We’ll know more – and hopefully get to see more – when the full teaser trailer drops; just don’t expect the full scope of the series to be revealed so early. Things like Daredevil’s iconic red costume, possible villains from the comics, or other connections to the larger MCU may (and hopefully will) be saved until the series is available.
Daredevil will premiere the entirety of season 1 on Netflix, on April 10, 2015.
Source: Netflix & Marvel
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