With the impending arrival of Netflix's first Marvel series, Daredevil (coming April 10), it's not too surprising that a whole lot of attention is heading in the Man Without Fear's direction. After all, though he's one of Marvel's most beloved and iconic heroes, previous attempts to bring him to the screen have largely been met with indifference or, in the case of the Ben Affleck-starring 2003 movie, widespread fan-disdain.
The most recent detail to emerge about the show, though, might just prompt even more excitement, and a whole lot more well-deserved attention.
Daredevil Looks Set to Feature a Major Marvel Cameo
One which, it seems, could directly tie together the Netflix series with ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, right from the get go.
All because of this here image, posted to Twitter by the official Daredevil series feed...
Which, on the face of it, simply confirms that Daredevil's father, Battlin' Jack Murdock, will indeed have a role to play in the series. Which - seeing as Murdock Snr.'s death in the comics is a huge part of what causes Matt Murdock to become the superhero known as Daredevil in the first place - isn't too surprising.
What's intriguing, though, is the fact that he's set to face off - or have faced off - against Carl 'Crusher' Creel, a comic-book super-villain who's often faced off against Thor, The Avengers, and Daredevil himself.
And who just so happens to have had a recurring role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D...
...meaning he's already very much a part of the Marvel Universe (and played by Brian Patrick Wade).
The key thing there?
It Seems Like Creel Is Set to Appear in Daredevil
After all, Battlin' Jack Murdock's death in the comics comes as a direct result of him being unwilling to throw a fight, and being murdered by the dastardly villain known as The Fixer. Is it possible that in the TV series, we'll see Creel be the boxer to whom Murdock is expected to throw the fight - and possibly even the man who pulls the trigger?
Now, seeing as the show is presumably set in the present-day Marvel universe, that means we could very well be set to see Daredevil go toe to toe with the newly empowered Creel - and, along the way, interact with a member or two of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. team.
Especially since Brian Patrick Wade seems very much inclined to agree...
So, impending Agent Coulson post fight clean-up cameo, anyone?