Marvel fans all over the globe cheered when it was announced that the screen rights to Daredevil were back in Marvel’s capable hands. Those cheers were nothing compared to those that were inspired by the news that the Man Without Fear would be starring in his own Netflix series. Now that production has been underway for quite some time, Marvel is finally ready to let the rest of us know what the new logo for the series will look like.
For almost 40 years, Daredevil’s logo has remained fundamentally unchanged and it looks like Marvel has no intention of bucking that streak.
The logo is immediately recognizable to fans of the comic book series and it should definitely catch the attention of Netflix streamers who may be unfamiliar with the character but are looking for some good ol superhero fun.
In addition to the logo reveal, Marvel has announced that NYCC attendees will have a chance to meet the cast of the new ‘Daredevil’ series, which will mark the first time the cast will be interacting with fans. Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Paige), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), and Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/Kingpin) will all be there for the ticketed event. If you are going to be at the convention and want a shot at getting an item signed by the cast, you’ll want to hit the Marvel booth (#1354) as soon as the doors open at 10am EST. Not enough awesomeness? Ok, well the good folks over at Marvel will also throw in an exclusive Marvel’s Daredevil concept art poster, drawn by Joe Quesada, for all those who participate in the event. If that’s still not enough awesomeness, just remember that once you get home, you get to brag about the event to all of your friends who didn’t get tickets and had to sit at home and read about the convention.
If you don’t follow the comic books, here is the official synopsis for the series:
“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.
If your only exposure to the character was Affleck’s take back in 2003 and you aren’t excited to return to Hell’s Kitchen, you may want to give the new series a shot when it finally hits Netflix next year. Marvel Executive Jeph Loeb, while speaking with MoviePilot, promises fans will get something much better than the Mark Steven Johnson take on the character.
When we started talking to our actors and to our directors, this is with all due respect to the film, if you want to know what we’re not doing, go watch the movie. If you want to know what we’re doing, it’s very much steeped in the world of the comics, but it also has a life of its own and that’s really what television and our films really do is that we take the best….We hope and we’re very confident that this is the beginning of something that’s very exciting on Netflix.
I, for one, am all in for this show and am looking forward to the other original Marvel programming that will be hitting Netflix next year.
Are you excited for the new series or did Affleck kill your taste for the character? Are there any stories that you hope will be told on the screen?