With Netflix/Marvel Studios’ Daredevil now having an actual factual release date, excitement for the series is hitting a fever pitch. With just about three months until fans and the curious will be able to see all 13 episodes of the first season, the truly anxious are eager to get answers to a whole whack of questions concerning what the show will look like, what all we might expect, and what role the Man Without Fear might play in the broader context of Marvel’s series and films. Thank God for Twitter then. Recently, Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus) responded to fan questions on the social media site, addressing all manner of queries about his show, and his thoughts on the last attempt to make project based on Hell Kitchen’s antihero of choice: 2003’s Daredevil released by 20th Century Fox.

Let’s break down the Q&A with DeKnight over the last couple of days on Twitter.

First, the amount of violence/blood in Daredevil?

Describe Daredevil star Charlie Cox in one word.

Describe the Daredevil soundtrack in one word.

Describe the tone of the show in three words.

What and/or who was the direct comic book inspiration for the show?

Will there be a perennial cameo appearance by Stan Lee at some point in the show?

When will we start seeing clips, trailers or any official video from the series?

What will Daredevil’s greater role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe be?

Thoughts on the previous Mark Steven Johnson Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck and its spin-off Elektra starring Jennifer Garner.

Chances of Stilt-Man being a big bad in season 2?

Yes, Stilt-Man is coming! Seriously though, there’s some interesting tidbits in there even if it’s not altogether insightful. If DeKnight has drawn his inspiration from Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Miller‘s runs on the comic book, then that’s a pretty good base from which to build a compelling show on. It will probably strike the right balance between those expecting the same PG-13 level of action and violence of a typical Marvel Studios product, and those hoping for Spartacus style nudity and gore.

The other intriguing bit, in my opinion, is his answer to the question about a Daredevil/Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. crossover where he says, “No idea, but I’d watch!” Meaning that he’d watch a crossover if it happened, or that if he were us, he’d watch because there may, at some point later this year, be such a crossover? Might Daredevil pop up on S.H.I.E.L.D.? Might Matt Murdock come face-to-face with Phil Coulson? I guess we’ll find out later this year.

Daredevil bows on Netflix April 10.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Category: Comics, TV

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