It’s been about a year and two months since Netflix first announced its upcoming live action Marvel shows. The first of which, Daredevil, finally has a release date, and it’s not really too far off.
Fans will be able to see the superhero in action beginning on April 10. Here’s Netflix’s description:
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) 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. Produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios, with executive producers Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus), Jeph Loeb (Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Drew Goddard (Cabin In The Woods), the series also stars Rosario Dawson, Vincent DOnofrio, Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson.
Last week, we learned a few new details about the upcoming show. For one, it will take a realistic approach to the story. They’re shooting for something reminiscent of The Wire, as opposed to a more cartoony vibe. It will apparently be edgier than most of Marvel’s other output, but will still remain relatively family-friendly.
The show will take place in the same cinematic universe as Marvel’s movies, but will focus on a more localized story in Hell’s Kitchen. It will also be as much about Kingpin as it is about Daredevil (almost, at least).
Another villain, Bullseye, has been said to not be in the series, but it sounds like he’s probably going to make an appearance somewhere down the line. Just not in the first season.
Daredevil will eventually be followed by other Marvel shows about Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. These will all culminate in a miniseries event, The Defenders.
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