Following yesterday’s new images, Netflix has now released a new Daredevil poster online. The upcoming Marvel series stars Charlie Cox (Stardust) as blind lawyer Matt Murdock, who fights crime at night as the masked vigilante Daredevil. As you can see from this poster, he likes the smirk after a long night of getting punched in the face.
With the show only a couple months away (if Netflix had commercials, I’m sure we would get plenty of ads for Daredevil during the breaks in House of Cards), the marketing has ramped up, and that includes an interview with showrunner Steve DeKnight. Since Daredevil is uncharted territory for both Marvel and Netflix, and the comic is grittier than the more colorful corners of the MCU, how dark will the show go?
“But the Marvel brand, that’s a little different. They’re obviously not comfortable going that far with it, though they’ve allowed us to push it much further than you’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since starting with Iron Man. It is much more geared towards adults. We call it PG-16. We don’t quite get to R, but we kiss right up to it.”
Personally, I don’t really care about how explicit the series gets as long as it has solid storytelling. I’ve been sorely disappointed by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (I know it’s supposed to get better in season two, but I don’t want to put in another eight hours to get there) and Agent Carter, and so Daredevil is the last shot for Marvel TV to hook me.
As for where Daredevil even fits in with regards to its MCU contemporaries, the show will take place after The Avengers, and Marvel Television’s Emma Fleischer explains, “We’re in our own corner. So the aliens came down and ruined the city, and this is the story of Hell’s Kitchen’s rebuild.”
All 13 one-hour episodes of Daredevil will air in 4K on April 10, 2015 at 12:01 AM PT in all territories where Netflix is available.