The Man Without Fear is back. Marvel and Netflix have released the first full trailer for the upcoming live-action Daredevil TV series. Earlier this week, a short teaser video was released, and now the new trailer provides a bigger taste of the first motion picture version of Daredevil since the 2003 movie starring Ben Affleck.
The new trailer looks much darker, grittier and violent than any show previously produced under the Marvel banner. In many ways, the show looks like the darker, grittier take on the comic book superhero genre that the 2003 movie tried and failed to be with its rather uneven tone. Unfortunately, the show did not offer a look at Daredevil’s final, updated costume he is reported to wear later in the show. The footage only depicts him wearing his early, black prototype costume. The early costume is inspired by an outfit Matt Murdock wore as Daredevil in the Daredevil: The Man Without Fear miniseries by Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr. However, the costume is also a dead ringer for the Daredevil costume in the much maligned 1989 TV movie, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk. Hopefully, it will not be too long before Murdock dons a more traditional and iconic looking costume, complete with the trademark “DD” symbol and the trademark horns, hence the nickname “Hornhead.”
Besides Charlie Cox as Daredevil, the trailer also provides some fleeting looks of Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Murdock’s law partner Foggy Nelson, and of course Scott Glenn as Stick. Stick appearing in the show is especially exciting. The character was omitted from the original Daredevil movie, so this will be the first time Stick will appear in some form of live-action Daredevil-themed media as Murdock’s mentor.
Marvel’s Daredevil premieres on Netflix on April 10 at 12:01 am PST in all territories that have the streaming video service. All 13 one-hour episodes of the first season will be available at launch.