With New York Comic Con in full swing, there’s plenty of news coming our way. And while we poor Bastards didn’t get a chance to attend this year, there’s no reason for us to not keep up with what’s going on and let our wonderful readers know, right? So here’s the latest on Daredevil, one of the projects that Marvel is feeding to Netflix in the comings years. We’ve got a bit of footage description to share with you, as well as some reveals on which actors will be playing which roles, a couple of pics and the official news on who’ll be making Daredevil’s music. Read on for all the yummy NYCC goodness.
First and foremost, ComicBookMovie had the chance to see the footage they were showing off at NYCC. Here’s what they had to say:
A woman slowly opens the door to an apartment (It’s Page), there’s blood on the floor and the room is dark. She fins something in a vent. Someone sneaks up behind her and attacks her, slamming her into the wall and knocking her to the ground. And in comes Daredevil, in what looks like is likely an early makeshift costume – yeah, it’s all black, straight up ninja looking. Big fight scene commences, and both men go crashing through a window onto the rain-soaked pavement below.
After hitting the pavement out the window, we see a child asleep at a table. It’s young Matt. His dad says, “get up, Matt.” He tries to get him studying more. The young Matt is already blind, and touches his dad’s beaten and bloody face. “Come on, Matty, get to work.” And we see the adult Matt in his makeshift costume get back up. He starts to fight the perp again, using sounds to get the advantage. Karen Page comes outside and says “Who? What the hell?”
And then, a clip of Vanessa and Wilson Fisk meeting for the first time. She is a gallery worker and he’s looking at a piece of art. There is very interesting cinematography. Close shots of Fisk’s fingers twitching and his cuff link. It’s a very soft, nuanced scene – not something we’ve seen a lot of in these types of movies and shows.
Loeb then introduced a clip of the offices of Nelson and Murdock. Matt, Karen, and Foggy are sitting down for a dinner that Karen made them after they successfully got her off for a crime. “I did notice you could use some help around here,” Page said, and was hired by the duo.
I’m guessing we’ll get a chance to see that footage sometime in the near future, as soon as someone manages to get it out onto the Internetz. Until then, we’ll have to be satisfied with what sounds like a typical super hero scene montage.
As for the casting, here are the new names on the table for Daredevil:
Toby Moore (CSI: Miami) – Wesley, the right hand man of The Kingpin, Wilson Fisk.
Bob Gunton (24) – Leland Owlsley, the man who will later become The Owl.
Ayelet Zurer (Man of Steel) – Vanessa Fisk, wife to the almighty Kingpin.
Vondie Curtis-Hall (ER) – Ben Urich, an investigative journalist that works with Daredevil to help take down the bad guys.
Rosario Dawson (Sin City) – Claire Temple, AKA Night Nurse.
While I can’t say I recognize most of these people, the proof of the quality of the show is going to be in the end result. Which, of course, we won’t get to see for another 8 months. So far everything seems to be going well, though.
And here are a couple of pictures that were just released, so you can have a look at the Man Without Fear for yourself, both in and out of the tights:
Bonus News! Just in case you were wondering where the music of Daredevil would be coming from, it has now been confirmed that John Paesano will be taking on that task. His scores consist of movies such as the recently released Maze Runner, as well as the television show Crisis, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and a handful of other (mostly forgettable) properties. Let’s hope that Daredevil is going to be some of his better work.
Stick around at Nerd Bastards as we continue to bring as much news as we can out of the NYCC panels. And check out the Daredevil series when the thirteen-episode run releases on Netflix in May of 2015.