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One of the fascinating things about the titular hero in Daredevil is that he’s visual impaired, but uses his enhanced skills to be one of the best @$$ kickers on the mean streets of New York. That’s not to say that blind people can’t be brawlers – they can! – but when Daredevil was created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett in 1964, that was a very forward-looking ideal. The world has changed a lot in the last 50 years, but in some ways people with visual disabilities still have to advocate for equal access, even to a Netflix show about blind lawyer and superhero. Well good news for the hard of seeing because Netflix is bring making the fun and action of Daredevil available to you through the power of described video. (more…)

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If you haven’t already devoured Daredevil on Netflix, I’m sure you put a pretty good dent in it. And if you have finished, I’m sure there’s a Marvel-sized hole in your media life that likely can’t be filled by the weekly adventures of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and now you’re wonder just who, how, and when you’re going to be getting your next fix from this dark and gritty side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course you know the who, it’s AKA: Jessica Jones, the tale of the former superhero turned private investigator starring Krysten Ritter. The when is sometime later this year, but if you’re one of those types that wants everything right now, here’s a treat: Jessica Jones villain the Purple Man, in the flesh. (more…)

‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ Easter Egg Hunt!

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If you are anything like the rest of the world, you probably spent much of your weekend binge watching the newest Netflix series, Marvel’s Daredevil.  If you spent your weekend becoming one with the couch as you observed Matt Murdock dispensing his brutal brand of justice, you can definitely consider it time well spent.  The series, while much darker and bloodier than its MCU siblings, displays the type of storytelling that has made Marvel Studios a force to be reckoned with.  The seamlessly woven story isn’t the only thing that the new series has in common with its brethren – As with every Marvel property, be it on the small screen or the big, the creators had some fun by dropping some Easter eggs for some of the more eagle-eyed viewers. Ready for an Easter egg hunt?  Warning – minor spoilers ahead.  Nothing too revealing but, still, you are warned. (more…)

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Happy Daredevil Day!  After months of waiting, Marvel’s Daredevil is officially available to stream, exclusively through Netflix.  For the past few days, we have been teasing you with some information we learned at last week’s Daredevil press junket but today, we are going to give you more bang for your buck! Want to know whether or not Daredevil will feel the weight of Civil War?  How about just how Rosario Dawson is able to balance her character’s relationship with Daredevil against Claire Temple‘s career? Do you want to know if Punisher will ever show up in the MCU? We have (some) answers to those questions and more! (more…)

How About That ‘Daredevil’ Hallway Scene?

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If you have already made it through the first few episodes of Netflix’s new series, Marvel’s Daredevil, you’re likely cheering the new series.  The show truly evokes the spirit of the comic book series, especially the Frank Miller and Kevin Smith runs.  One of the most gorgeous scenes in the series so far is the hallway fight scene.  If you don’t know what this refers to, it is highly recommended that you go check out the series before proceeding with this story.  Go ahead, we’ll wait…. Ok, now that you’ve seen it, how badass was that?  Want to know how it was filmed?  Great!  We got the info straight from the horse’s mouth.

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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…)

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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…)

The New Daredevil Is A Natural Badass

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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…)

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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…)