After last month’s teaser trailer for the new Marvel Studios series DareDevil, it was hard to imagine you could get any more excited for it. Until today. A brand new trailer for the Netflix series has landed online, and it makes me thankful for Netflix’s existence, and the ability to bing watch things.
While the first trailer was more of a teaser setting up the character, this is more a story trailer that really gives you an idea of what we’re getting into. We see more of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, much more of Vincent Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin, as well as Deborah Ann Woll as Kare Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Scott Glenn as Stick, and Rosario Dawson as the Claire Temple. This trailer really fleshes out what we’re getting into, check it out.
The thing that has been clear with both trailers for DareDevil, as well as the interviews through the production, is that this series is going to be the darkest side of of the MCU yet. While Captain America: The Winter Soldier was maybe the darkest the films had gotten, it’ll seem very light and cheery compared to what we’re getting into here. There’s a dark vigilante feel to this that it desperately needs, and it’s a stark contrast to the larger than life heroes we’ve seen in the Marvel films so far. That alone makes this an already very intriguing watch, and it’s great to see Marvel allowing their universe to dabble in the darker side.
It’s also great to see that they’re working on making sure that D’Onofrio’s Kingpin will be just as tragic as Matt Murdock, giving the two characters some common ground to stand on. A hero is many times only as good as his villain, and it’s great to see they’re going to great lengths to build up the Kingpin as a character, because he’s one that’s so interesting and doesn’t need to be just a one note Mafioso style character. There’s a lot of love for the DareDevil comics here, and it seems like this could be one of the best comic book TV series yet. Marvel proved with Agent Carter that they could do television very well, and many will admit that Agents of SHIELD has definitely turned around in quality, but this looks like it’ll be on another level compared to both.
DareDevil, starring Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rosario Dawson, Scott Glenn, Deborah Ann Woll, and Elden Henson, and produced by Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Goddard, and Jeph Loeb, lands fully on Netflix on April 10, 2015, at 12AM PST.
“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.