So, as I'm sure we all know (and are all really exited about) (Yes, I'm looking at you), there is a series coming to Netflix called Daredevil. Now, when I saw this announced, I was pretty damn excited about it. However, I also wondered: 'who the hell is this Daredevil guy? What can he do?'What's his role in this insane world Marvel are building? Who are the villains we might see?'. SO, I've decided to write this article on him, because, you know, I'm sure some people are wondering that too. Ok, so, here we go:
REAL NAME: Matthew Michael Murdock
ALIAS: Daredevil (also know as ''The Man Without Fear'')
HOMETOWN: Hell's Kitchen, New York
POWERS: When he saved a man from being run over by a truck, some of the radioactive stuff it was transporting spilled on him, permanently blinding him, but also enhancing his other senses to superhuman levels. He is also a skilled acrobat and gymnast, trained by a blind martial - arts master called ''Stick''. He also has a law degree, so when he is not fighting crime by jumping off of buildings at night, he is fighting it by day in the courtroom.
KNOWN ENEMIES (to name a few):
- The Owl
- Purple Man
Abandoned by his mother when he was young, he was raised solely by his father, Jack ''Battling Jack'' Murdoch, a boxer. His father was murdered before he earned his law degree by some agents of a man called ''Fixer'', because he refused to throw a fight (that is, to participate in a rigged game).
He then donned the costume, to seek revenge for his father, whilst also setting up his own private law firm, with his best friend Franklin ''Foggy'' Nelson.
In the beginning, his suit was made of his father's old boxing robe, and was not the classic Red we all know and love. It started out being Black and Yellow (yes, like the song, we both sang that in our head), and looked like this (I know it looks red, but it isn't):
He then donned an all - black one, which looked like this:
This is also the one we are first going to see one the show, looking like this:
Charlie Cox should rock this role. I seriously think he will. And then, finally (We'll probably see this one on the show at some point), here is his latest one:
Now, I'm just going to go into one of the villains quickly - The Kingpin. As we all know (or maybe we don't - I'm just guessing we all do), The Kingpin is going to (supposedly) be the main villain in the upcoming Netflix series. Basically, he is a crime lord. His real name is Wilson Fisk, and he has been an enemy of both Daredevil and Spiderman at some point. Genius - level intellect, large/obese but incredibly muscular at the same time,and with many many henchmen, he is a hard man (heh) to take on. He's also bald, and walks with a cane.
Anyway, he is the main villain of the upcoming series, where he will be portrayed by Vincent D’Onofrio (whom I have never heard of until now).
So, that's what's going on right now. From the look of the trailer, it looks like it's going to be sick as hell. I just hope they don't c*ck it up.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention this series ties in with A.K.A Jessica Jones and Iron Fist (which are both also going to be awesome), and also with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. WHOOP. Three cheers for Marvel!
The series airs on April 10th, 2015 ( About 2 months from now, hell yeah)
I hope you all enjoyed my article ( It's my first one, be nice), and just hit me up on twitter ( @EvanBarrell) if you have much praise to bestow upon me, or any questions or comments. And to end this brilliant article (If I do say so myself) here's Ben Affleck looking majestic. In lycra, or something. Peace out.