Back when Marvel started talking about doing television shows, I remember distinctly stating that Daredevil is the perfect hero for TV. He’s dark, gritty, and does not require intense special effects. Let’s also be honest, for most of the time, Daredevil is a C-level hero at best. He can’t go toe-to-toe with The Avengers or The X-Men in a fight, but his stories are always driven by his narrative, his struggle, and his internal monologue. Marvel has many answers to Batman (Iron Man, Moon Knight, Daredevil, Black Panther), but I always felt that Daredevil was the best.
When Netflix announced that Daredevil would be a complete series straight to its streaming service, I jumped for joy! Streaming is the future, whether it’s Hulu, Netflix, Crunchyroll, Amazon Instant Video, or the WWE Network, people don’t watch TV on TV anymore. So the first 13 episode season will be available for all subscribers to watch on April 10. It’s amazing really. The big news for this week was that we were finally going to get that full trailer for DD, and I’m impressed. Here, give it a watch.
Oooh, that’s dark. Much darker than ANYTHING Marvel has done, even darker than 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It feels as though Charlie Cox has found his place as Matt Murdock The trailer showcases how vastly different Daredevil will be from the likes of The Avengers, SHIELD, and Agent Carter. All great in their own right, but Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, Cabin in the Woods) is giving the MCU a little but of the grit and grime it’s needed for a while.
In this first trailer we’re getting more of the black suit Daredevil which is inspired by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s 1994 story, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear. We can expect a great influence from the Miller Daredevil years, as this trailer speaks volumes of the dark underbelly of Hell’s Kitchen. It feels like this show should take place in the 1970s or 1980s as NY hasn’t been that dark and evil for quite some time.
This trailer succeeds greatly, it hits all the points. It’s a Darker side of Marvel, It’s gritty and touches on Matt Murdock’s Catholic faith. Daredevil’s religion has always been a very important aspect of his character and it’s nice to see that it won’t be lost in the ether. It also has gotten me pretty excited for the launch of this series and all the other shows leading us into The Defenders.
After this trailer my expectations have been set fairly high. I feel that way about everything Marvel has been putting out lately, but it makes perfect sense that they just “GET” their characters so well. I can actually feel the panels streaming across the screen. The dark tone and sinister environment also makes me believe that the MCU may get a little darker (see: Avengers: Age of Ultron) and we may see some more evil creep into this universe by the time we get Dr. Strange.
We’ll keep you updated, but in the meantime, enjoy the heck out of this Daredevil trailer!