It’s becoming a golden age for superheroes not only on the big screen — with Marvel’s cinematic universe doing gangbusters at the box office in recent years, including this year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron poised to explode, and DC looking to emulate that starting next year with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice — but also on the small screen, with hits like The Flash and Arrow on The CW, and CBS’ upcoming Supergirl. Netflix is also getting into the superhero game beginning with the original series Marvel’s Daredevil, with 13 one-hour episodes premiering on April 10 at 12:01am PT (in all territories where Netflix is available), streaming in 4K. Netflix released the teaser trailer for the series, which you can see at the bottom of this page.
The teaser looks a bit dark, probably understandable giving the darkness inherent in the world of the protagonist, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), who was blinded as a young boy. Making up for the loss of his sight, Murdock became imbued with extraordinary senses, and by day fights against injustice as a lawyer, and by night as the hero Daredevil (known in the comics world as “The Man Without Fear”) in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. The trailer is consistent with Netflix’s description of the series as a “grounded, authentic, suspenseful and edgy action drama.”
Marvel’s Daredevil is one of the best known properties of the “street level” heroes and will be the the first of four live-action adventure series (Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Iron Fist, and Marvel’s Luke Cage), all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders.
Marvel’s Daredevil also stars Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk (a.k.a. Kingpin), Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Vondie Curtis Hall as Ben Ulrich, Scott Glenn as Stick, Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna, Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsey and Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley.
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