In a little over a month, Marvel Studios will begin the next phase of its global multimedia dominance by launching the first of five Netflix series, this one about Daredevil, the Man Without Fear. Starring Charlie Cox as the titular vigilante with super-powered senses, Daredevil promises to be unlike any Marvel movie or series seen so far, a grim and gritty urban tale of dark heroes and darker villains. In a batch of new images from the show just released, we get our first official look at many of the other many characters, and in the accompanying interview, the show’s bosses discuss where Ol’ Horn Head, that is if he does take on a horn-headed helmet at some point, will find his place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Courtesy of the latest issue of Empire (via Comic Book Movie), which has been dumping nerd news all over the place today, Marvel Television’s Emma Fleischer and Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight answered an all important fan question, where in MCU continuity does Daredevil take place? The short answer, after The Avengers.
“We are still part of the Marvel Universe, but we are not explicitly in that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. world,” Fleischer explained citing the ABC series. “We’re in our own corner. So the aliens came down and ruined the city, and this is the story of Hell’s Kitchen’s rebuild.”
DeKnight added that there will be “a couple of very casual Easter egg reference to other superheroes,” but for the most part, Daredevil will be off in his own little corner of the MCU. “[I]n this show, Daredevil feels special, like a big thing, not an everyday occurrence. It’s not like he’s one of that lot,” DeKnight said. In other words, the jury’s still out if he might appear elsewhere in other Marvel projects, like, say, Captain America: Civil War. Time will tell.
As for the photographs accompanying the story (posted on /Film), they don’t show Daredevil’s distinctive red costume, just more basic black ninja chic, but what they do give us a hint about is the supporting characters. Pictured in the shots below is Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson), Wilson “The Kingpin” Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio), and Claire “Night Nurse” Temple (Rosario Dawson). I suppose that puts those Elektra rumors to rest in Dawson’s case.
Check out the photo gallery below.
Daredevil will stream all 13 episodes starting at midnight on April 10 on Netflix.