[dropcap size=small]O[/dropcap]ver the weekend at New York Comic Con, Marvel debuted footage from the upcoming Netflix series Marvel’s Daredevil, but for those of us not lucky enough to attend, the studio also released two images from the series. The photos give audiences their first official look at Charlie Cox (of Boardwalk Empire and Stardust fame) as Matt Murdock during his day job as a lawyer and in his costume as the titular superhero.
Murdock’s costume is modeled closely after the one depicted in Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s groundbreaking comic series Daredevil: Man Without Fear. Check out the official production images below and note the comparison between the photo of Cox in costume and Romita Jr.’s artwork.
As we see Murdock fully transform into his Daredevil persona, it is likely that he will don his familiar red suit, but don’t make any Ben Affleck comparisons just yet. Now that the character’s rights have reverted back to Marvel from Twentieth Century Fox, the studio is wasting no time in rebooting the superhero’s story with hopes to set it apart from the ill-fated 2003 film starring the current Batman-elect.
Daredevil is part of a four-series deal between Marvel and Netflix, which also includes upcoming shows centered around Jessica Jones (from the Marvel Max series Alias and The Pulse), Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Marvel TV describes the show as “ the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.” While not much else is known about the series, the character’s back story sounds as though it will stay true to that of the comics.
Given the crossover between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, it can be expected that there will be continuity between the Netflix shows and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We could potentially see Cox make an appearance in an upcoming Marvel film or a star from the MCU could show up on the small screen. That may just be wishful thinking at this point, but a fanboy can dream, right?
Marvel’s Daredevil will premiere on Netflix in 2015.