[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he latest issue of Entertainment Weekly features a piece on the upcoming Netflix series Daredevil, based of course on the popular character from Marvel Comics.
Attached to the EW article are two new photos from the series. They show actor Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Daredevil’s alter-ego, as well as another photo of Cox wearing Daredevil’s early black costume, inspired by Frank Miller’s iconic graphic novel, Daredevil: Man Without Fear.
Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight promises that the Netflix series will be the “exact opposite” of the feature film dud starring Ben Affleck. While there are reassurances for fans that Daredevil’s origin story will remain unchanged– Matt Murdock, blinded as a child, develops superhuman senses. He works as a lawyer by day, and New York City crime fighter by night– Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s says this iteration of Daredevil will play more like a 1970’s street crime story rather than a traditional superhero story:
[dropcap size=small]“[/dropcap]There aren’t going to be people flying through the sky; there are no magic hammers. We’ve always approached this as a crime drama first, superhero show second.”
[dropcap size=small]“[/dropcap]It’s a little grittier and edgier than Marvel has gone before, but we’re not looking to push it to extreme violence or gratuitous nudity.”
Charlie Cox also talks about the challenges of playing a character who is blind, yet able to “see” at the same time. Even simple tasks turn into complicated scenarios:
[dropcap size=small]“[/dropcap]Like, I put on a shirt but I can’t look where the buttons are, because Daredevil wouldn’t know where the buttons are. But I also can’t fumble.”
Daredevil is the first of several upcoming Netflix series based on Marvel adaptations, which include A.K.A Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage.