Matt Murdock everyone! We’ve nabbed a very first picture of the Man Without Fear from set of Marvel & Netflix’s join production Daredevil. Starring Charlie Cox as the red horned hero, this iteration of the classic gutter-level vigilante will lead Marvel’s small screen initiative. Besides their ABC efforts, where you’ll find such terrible television offerings like Agents of SHIELD (and perhaps a better espionage serial in the mid season premiere of Agent Carter), Marvel’s yet to conquer the television universe. They’re making money hand over fist with their cinematic offerings, so TV isn’t exactly a must-need. Still, they’ve committed to creating 5 seasons worth of content for Netflix, starting with Daredevil, and evolving into standalone seasons for Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and eventually a Defenders mini-mashup. If anything could conquer America’s youths, it’s gonna be the dark, gritty world of Hell’s Kitchen’s finest fighters.
Oh, before I forget, here’s that Matt Murdock picture I promised you.
I know it’s a bit hazy, but Charlie looks pretty cool, right? As long as the cinematography and direction improves on Agents of SHIELD‘s utterly unbelievable world, I’ll be happy. Nothing drags me out of a moment more than a plasticy, tv quality set. Whedon, I’m looking at you.
James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy should really become the new template for Marvel’s tone. While the flick was a fun, funny romp through the Universe, it still navigated the emotional highs and lows of each characters’ arc without sacrificing their competence. Not to gripe on Whedon, but his interpretation of The Avengers relied too greatly on pathos ruining quips that wrung each hero of their unique personalities.