Who’s ready for a glimpse of Marvel’s Daredevil? Step right up because we have your first official teaser of Charlie Cox in action as Matt Murdock. And yes, it truly is a tease. This is a 15 second glimpse of the full trailer for Daredevil that’s arriving tomorrow, February 4th. We know teasers for trailers seem silly, but you know what? It’s an effective strategy. After viewing the teaser, I’ll be hovering over the Daredevil Twitter feed tomorrow waiting for more. Watch the tease and see if it has that effect on you:
“I’m just trying to make my city a better place.”
Murdock’s statement/promise reminds me of Oliver Queen’s attitude towards Starling City in Arrow. That’s not entirely a bad thing, and it doesn’t mean Daredevil is parroting Arrow. The idea that Murdock is using his extraordinary abilities to help Hell’s Kitchen is right from the comic books and hinted at in the synopsis for the series. But hey, we probably shouldn’t jump to conclusions after seeing 15 seconds of footage. Let’s reserve complete judgment until we’ve seen a whole minute.
Daredevil is the first of the Marvel series specifically made for Netflix, and it promises something different. While the dark and gritty vibe is common in on-screen adaptations in the DC Comics camp, Marvel hasn’t leaned into that territory in the same way. Daredevil marks a change, and I’m interested to see how it will play out.
All 13 episodes of Daredevil will be available on Netflix on April 10, 2015. I’m already clearing my calendar for a marathon. Who’s with me?