Over the last few days, there has been some extensive coverage of Netflix's new television series, Daredevil.
The upcoming series, set to premiere in April of this year, is set in the Marvel universe and follows Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who utilizes his heightened senses to fight crime at night.
Speaking to Empire Magazine, the show's costume designer Stephanie Maslanksy has given future viewers a brief insight into what to expect in the series. In particular, she addressed the make-shift black costume which will evolve into the iconic red outfit. She says:
"In the end, somebody else [in the story] makes his Daredevil costume [...] What's really exciting is the evolution of it, and how he comes to have it made."
Similarly, the transition has been a talking point for show-runner Steven S. DeKnight who always found it strange how a blind person could stitch a costume himself. He says:
"Did he stitch it together himself? How did he manage all that? So, actually getting him to that point I thought was really interesting."
Although all these details remain quite vague, it is incredibly exciting to hear that we most definitely WILL see the costume!
Daredevil is not forced to play by the rules
For many fans, a particularly exciting prospect for this new Marvel-based venture is also that it is not restricted to network rules. For instance, swearing and blood is allowed because according to DeKnight, "Netflix [...] doesn't have a problem with pushing it." He continues:
"I mean, they go anywhere from G to NC-17. But the Marvel brand, that's a little different.They're obviously not comfortable going that far with it, though they've allowed us to push it much further than you've seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since starting with Iron Man. It is much more geared towards adults. We call it PG-16. We don't quite get to R, but we kiss right up to it."
Just how far do you think the boundaries will be pushed in terms of violence? Let me know in the comments below!
And while you twiddle your thumbs waiting for April 10 to come around sooner, get even more excited by watching the official Netflix trailer below:
Will you be watching 'Daredevil?'