Make no mistake, Daredevil is Marvel’s Batman. He’s slick, he’s cool, tragic and a street-level hero living in a world populated by mutants, gods and weird killer robots from space. In spite of his short-comings (being a pugilist/martial artist rather than a marksman, web slinger or armored avenger), he is still respected by the superhero community and feared by supervillains. His horns are well-earned.
All that being said, you would think that given the popularity of the superhero genre, he would be a major hit of the cinematic universe/ The guardian of Hell’s Kitchen (when he’s not in San Francisco) has of course already been seen on TV (in the Trial of the Incredible Hulk) and on the big screen (in the Daredevil feature film), each with varied results. However, Marvel Entertainment had regained the rights of their red-hued vigilante and rather than make another attempt at a big screen adaptation, they are instead using Daredevil as part of a new TV series set on the streets of New York City.
This summer filming will begin of the new Daredevil… In the mean time, rumors rule the web.
The creators of Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series have apparently turned their focus on Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall, and want him to play The Man Without Fear. The report comes from The creators of Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series have apparently turned their focus the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an incredibly popular Facebook fan page devoted to all things Marvel–from small screen to silver screen. They quote a reliable source, but this is obviously just a rumor at this point. “This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment at the time of the announcement. “This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”Last November, Netflix and Disney announced that they were developing multiple original series centered on Marvel characters. The first one to debut will be the Daredevil series, but there will be a total of at least four different shows and at least one miniseries. Other characters to get their own Netflix original include Jessica Jones, Iron First, and Luke Cage.
This has yet to be reported anywhere other than the Facebook page, but… it’s a great notion that would give the project some much-needed clout. Dexter star Michael C. Hall has a strong fan following and is sure to bring some attention to a new Daredevil series, especially anyone still suffering from Affleck-lash (copyright). What Defenders series? Well, apparently there will be four new ongoing 13-part Marvel programs exclusive to Netflix, culminating in a team film The Defenders.
The project will include nearly 60 one-hour episodes focused on the 4 Defenders characters: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron FistNetflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a mini-series event in which the Marvel characters from the first four series team up as “The Defenders,” much like “The Avengers.”More on Marvel.com
Just in time for Daredevil-mania comes news of a ‘first person perspective’ videogame for XBox One and the PS4!
More as it comes…