Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tease Me, Baby! - Daredevil

NOTE: This article was originally published by me on TheWebsiteofDOOM.com

Nope, not the Ben Affleck movie but the new series from Marvel and Netflix. That means that yes, it will be apart of the Marvel live-action universe and yes you'll be able to binge watch the whole series as soon as it's released.

Expect to see a number of future TMBs from us here on DOOM concerning Marvel and Netflix because they're also making an Iron Fist series, a Luke Cage series, and a Jessica Jones series (currently in production featuring Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, and Carrie-Anne Moss). All this wonderfulness will culminate in a cross-over series called The Defenders which will feature all of them together.

I'm excited. Netflix have a great history with their shows, as do Marvel now too. Daredevil and the three other proposed Defenders are some of my favourite characters. But, as we all know these things can fall apart very easily so lets take a look at the first trailer, released earlier today.




- All The Best Shows Have a Murdock

Here is our hero, played by Charlie Cox (you may remember him from Stardust and Boardwalk Empire). I like that they're showing scars and bruises. Daredevil is a street-level hero, he doesn't have millions of dollars or SHIELD backing him up. He gets hurt and has to go home to his apartment.

Matt

- The Sound of Silence

Daredevil's power is an unusual one, in the sense that he is blind but has super hearing. It's something people have always struggled to interpret in a visual medium resulting in some fascinating effects and art. This short shot gives us an impression of how they're going to adapt it for this show.

The Sound of Silence

- Hail To The King, Baby

The Kingpin Wilson Fisk is being played by Vincent D'Onofrio. I like that they just teased him here. Big fans will know instantly who and what the bald head means but the average punter would be a bit baffled, leaving an opportunity for some twists and turns in the show.

Hail To The King, Baby

- New York Ninja

There are a couple of moments in this trailer that remind me of the good parts of the Daredevil film. The edgier, scarier parts. I always liked the moment when Affleck's Daredevil scared a small child. He's an intense character and this Netflix show looks like it's going to work with that well.

I'm Not The Bad Guy

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Overall: This looks good, and it looks to be a change of pace from what ABC is doing with their Marvel shows so it'll be positive to have another style of product from The House of Ideas. It even pleases me that the title is an exact copy of the Bendis/Maleev run of the book. I'm in. Bring on April.