Marvel and Netflix have released the first images of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock and Daredevil and I have to say…they look great. While showrunner Steve DeKnight promised the show would explore the noir side of the Marvel Universe in a modern day Hell’s Kitchen, I wasn’t sure if Daredevil would start off wearing the red costume or if they’d slowly build towards it as the show went on. Judging from the first images, DeKnight has definitely been influenced by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s run on the series (Daredevil: Man Without Fear), and it wouldn’t surprise me if the storyline borrows liberally from their take. After all, it was a great run, so why not use it.
Anyway, we’re going to have a lot more on Daredevil later today with Perri’s recap of the New York Comic-Con panel. Until then, check out the first images. Daredevil also stars Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), and Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/Kingpin), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa Marianna), Vondie Curtis Hall (Ben Urich), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsley) and Toby Leonard Moore (Wesley).
Here’s the synopsis for the show:
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix
For more on Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix show, click here for Perri’s recap of the New York Comic-Con panel and her thoughts on the first footage.