It’s the final countdown! No, not that awful 80s hit by Europe that’s now more commonly known as the theme music of GOB’s magic show on Arrested Development. We’re getting off topic, but what we’re talking about here is Daredevil. It maybe Marvel Studios third series, but it’s their first one for Netflix, and a drastic change in tone and purpose as recounted in the advanced review by Nerd Bastards el hefe Luke Gallagher. Still, we’ve been plagued by a singular question about the series that has to do with a very specific item: costume design. We’ve all wanted to know if the costume that Daredevil’s worn for much of his 50 year history will be the one worn by Charlie Cox at some point in the series, and now we have an answer… (more…)
There is no question that audiences are super excited about Netflix’s new original series, Marvel’s Daredevil. The excitement for the series carries far beyond the fan base that follows the comic book series and extends all the way through every actor and producer who has had the privilege of working on the show. While we have recently been highlighting several comments that are specifically centered around the series itself, at last week’s press junket for the show, NerdBastards did have a chance to ask one of the series stars, Deborah Ann Woll, a bit of a deeper question and the response we received was a wonderful one. (more…)
While watching Netflix’s new series, Marvel’s Daredevil, one thing is abundantly clear: Matt Murdock is a badass. The fight scenes that are on display throughout the series are brutal and realistic and it takes a special kind of person to pull them off effectively. Luckily, Marvel has found that special person in series star Charlie Cox. NerdBastards was in attendance for the Daredevil press junket last week and had a chance to ask Charlie about those stunts. Turns out, the actor who plays The Man Without Fear is a natural badass. (more…)
When it comes to comic book adaptations, “dark and gritty” is the term du jour. After the Dark Knight trilogy managed to reboot the Batman franchise by giving audiences a more grounded, realistic take on the characters and the world in which they inhabit, television and movie studios alike have adapted their strategy when it comes to their comic book properties and, for the most part, that dark and gritty take has worked out pretty well. So, it should come as no surprise that Netflix’s newest original series, Marvel’s Daredevil, is following suit and giving audiences a much darker offering than Marvel’s other fare. At a recent press event, DD executive producers Jeph Loeb and Steven DeKnight took some time to discuss the decisions that led them in this direction, which go far beyond just joining a fad. (more…)
Marvel and Netflix‘s Daredevil premieres a week from Friday on April 10th. Earlier today Netflix released a new pair of clips from the series starring Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio. Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson, Ayelet Zurer, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore, and Vondie Curtis-Hall. If these two clips are any indication, this series is going to blow us away. (more…)
TV REVIEW: Give The Devil His Due Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Series Is Dark, Intense, and Mercilessly Good
From the moment the opening credits roll, featuring a blood soaked lady liberty, dripping city scapes, and ominous music, you know you’re in for something far more serious and different than Marvel’s typical fun, cheeky, and thrilling cinematic norm. Not that Marvel’s newest show isn’t fun or thrilling, it’s both in spades! However, this is a different type of good time. With its dark and gritty take, which is far removed from the tones of any of the Avengers’ stand-alone features, Daredevil is simply one of the best surprises of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Note: Character details and some situations are highlighted, but otherwise this is a spoiler free review. (more…)
Marvel’s Daredevil comes to Netflix on April 10th. On April 1st, however, Nerd Bastards.com (that’s us) will be bringing you a thorough review of the first 5 episodes which we we’re privileged to see in advance of the premier. We can’t really go into it until the press embargo is lifted April 1st, but we can say, it is good… damn good. Fans of the comics will be pleased. And Marvel fans in general, will be taken back with just how dark, gritty, and full of substance this show has to offer. In comparison to Marvels normal fair of fun, cheeky, and thrilling cinematic products, Daredevil is a bold and exciting new direction.
In advance of the premier, Netflix is really starting to kick up it’s marketing, including this brand new TV spot. It features a lot of footage we haven’t seen yet, the most intriguing of which is Scott Glenn as Stick, the man who trains Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) to fight. (more…)
Doctor Claw makes his triumphant return to television and entertainment streaming devices on March 27th when Netflix premieres its new 26 episode Inspector Gadget series from DHX Media. Oh yeah, there’s also some scenes with that bumbling robotic detective and his meddlesome niece Penny. Don’t even get me started on that mangy mutt that is always screwing up Doctor Claw’s wonderful and carefully laid plans for world domination. There’s a new trailer out now that you can whet your appetite with and for a few precious moments return you to that yesteryear when all you had to do after a hard day of school was watch cartoons. (more…)
Marvel’s Daredevil series hits Netflix on April 10th. Leading up to shows releases comes another sweet motion poster promoting everyone’s favorite red suited vigilante who dishes out his own version of blind justice.
The latest Daredevil motion poster is more revealing than you think. It shows all the major characters and there are quite a few background details to inspect. Little big things like Avengers Tower, and a reflection that reveals Daredevil’s red suit, or at least a different suit than the black ninja-esque one we’ve seen. Check out the motion poster below and see if you can spot all the small details. (more…)
The first production still from Pee-Wee Herman‘s new Netflix movie Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday has hit the Internet and it makes all those Pee Wee promises we were expecting. There’s no release date yet, but Paul Reubens is sure to keep us up to date on whats happening on set as production chugs along. (more…)