Netflix Daredevil trailer premieres online
- Henry Northmore
- 4 February 2015
The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand, as we finally get a proper look at Netflix’s first Marvel TV show
Netflix launches the trailer for its first collaboration with Marvel, and we finally get a good look at blind lawyer-turned-street-vigilante Daredevil in action. And it looks great, obviously taking its inspiration from Frank Miller, Brian Michael Bendis and Ed Brubaker’s justly-revered runs on the iconic Marvel character. Keeping the action grounded in the real world, this is more film noir than the big screen theatrics of The Avengers & co., or the family-friendly antics of Marvel’s Agents of Shield (which is back on Channel 4 in March).
Charlie Cox (Stardust, Boardwalk Empire) takes the title role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and he’s joined by Scott Glenn as his blind mentor Stick; Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) as love interest Karen Page; and Eldon Henson as Murdock’s business partner Foggy Nelson. However, those hoping to catch a glimpse of the series’ main villain will have to keep their eyes peeled for a very brief back-of-head shot of Vincent D’Onofrio, as the big bald adversary Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin.
Promising a grittier, more realistic take on the character than Ben Affleck’s misguided film adaptation of 2003, Daredevil is just the first entry in Marvel’s deal with Netflix, with four more series in the pipeline: AKA Jessica Jones (starring Krysten Ritter); Luke Cage (Mike Coulter); Iron Fist (still waiting to be cast) and a mash-up miniseries which brings them all together, The Defenders.
Also, expect these series to have an impact on Marvel’s cinematic brethren. The third Captain America movie (May 2016) will focus on Mark Millar’s Civil War storyline, which directly impacts Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in the comics; this is a smart way to introduce more characters to an ever-expanding, interlinked fictional world.
All 13 episodes will be available to watch on Netflix, Mon 13 Apr.