A full trailer for Marvel's Daredevil has debuted online, and there is a ton of new footage to dig through, including a better look at the Kingpin, Matt Murdock's dad, and Daredevil's training.
For brevity's sake, we're going to skip over a lot of the shots that were used in the previous trailer. You can read our breakdown of that footage here.
But first, here's the trailer if you haven't seen it yet.
Just like the previous trailer, this one opens up with a view of New York City.
Interestingly though, the focus here is on Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, whose voice we hear over these shots. Despite being the "villain" of the series, the narration in this trailer makes it clear that Fisk isn't a cookie cutter bad guy. He wants to make the city a better place, and that almost makes him seem like a hero. It's his methods that make him the bad guy.
Here's how Netflix describes him:
Central to this conflict is that Fisk truly believes he’s doing good for Hell’s Kitchen and at times may seem more of a hero to its people than Daredevil.
We've seen this shot of Kingpin before, but what is he doing with his hand there? A nervous tick? A signal?
This version of the Kingpin apparently doesn't flaunt his identity like his comic book counterpart. He's still a mystery to someone we'll see later on in the trailer who is investigating the Kingpin's criminal network.
We also see that Kingpin isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. The comic book version of the character hires others do pretty much all of his dirty work, but maybe this guy is actually a bit of a vigilante himself. That would make him into an interesting foil for Matt Murdock/Daredevil, who strangely enough, we haven't even see in this trailer yet.
Murdock finally makes an appearance with a little speech of his own.
"Good and evil, sometimes the difference between the two is a sharp line." That seems to sum up the dynamic between Daredevil and Kingpin rather nicely.
Murdock in lawyer mode. Just like in the comics, Murdock is a criminal defense lawyer by day, and vigilante by night.
This Vondie Curtis-Hall as Ben Urich, a journalist investigating the Kingpin. In the comics, Ben Urich works for The Daily Bugle, the same newspaper as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. I bet Marvel and Netflix are wishing that deal went through a few months earlier...
Here we see what he's gathered so far. The Kingpin is that the top of this criminal web, and working under him appears to be every single organized crime outfit in the city.
Wilson Fisk from the front.
Matt Murdock's law partner is Foggy Nelson, hence "Nelson and Murdock, Attorneys at Law." This might be when the two are first opening up their firm, given the paper sign on the door, and the nicer one we see later on in the trailer.
It's too blurry to say for sure, but I'm guessing the woman seated in the middle is Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page. Page worked as a secretary for the Murdock and Nelson in the comics, but it sounds like she'll have a pretty big role in the show.
Murdock and Nelson get a nicer sign.
Here's Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson.
And here's Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, a night-shift nurse who helps Daredevil.
'Lil Matt Murdock.
This is Scott Glenn as Stick. In the comics, Stick is a ninjitsu master who trained Matt Murdock. I don't know if they're keeping the ninja angle, but he's definitely still the one to train the future Daredevil
'Lil Murdock training, with two sticks as weapons no less. Daredevil's comic book weapons-of-choice were a pair of billy clubs that could attach to form nunchucks, a staff, or even a makeshift grappling hook. Previous looks at the series have confirmed that he'll be using similar weapons in the show.
Another look at Karen Page.
Those don't look like cops. It seems the Kingpin has his own private army.
Daredevil captured by said army?
I want to say that this is Toby Leonard Moore. Moore plays a character named Wesley, Kingpin's right hand man.
Some kind of a sniper. There's a patch on his shoulder that looks like it says "Police."
"I'll keep you safe Karen." Something she's done must have put her on the wrong side of the Kingpin. Marvel's official casting announcement stated that she's, "an enigmatic young woman whose quest for justice sends her crashing into the life of Matt Murdock."
These are shots of Matt Murdock's father, a boxer they call Battlin'' Jack Murdock. You can see in the window that he's training at Fogwell's Gym, the same place he did in the comics.
He'll be played by John Patrick Hayden. In the comics, Jack Murdock is murdered by the mob after refusing to throw a fight. This provided his son with the motivation to suit up and fight crime as Daredevil
Daredevil's first costume is a whole lot of black with just a splash of red. We'll have to see if he ever adopts his iconic all-red costume from the comics.
He's fighting a ninja! The Hand confirmed? In the comics, the Hand is a villainous order of ninjas who had a fierce rivalry with another ninja clan led by Stick. Daredevil has had many run-ins with the Hand due to his affiliation with Stick, and also his on-and-off-again relationship with Elektra, herself a Hand operative.
"You and I have a lot in common."
"We're nothing alike."
The show is really playing up the dynamic between Daredevil and Kingpin. Both of them want roughly the same thing, to make the city a better place, but they're using polar opposite methods to accomplish this.
Daredevil has a run-in with the police. He's definitely on the Batman end of the spectrum in regards to his relationship with law enforcement. Card-carrying SHIELD member he is not.
The Kingpin is very angry, and very strong. His comic book counterpart was also surprisingly physically fit, despite his appearance.
I think that's Karen Page on the right. Maybe she survived a bombing by the Kingpin, but her boyfriend/husband didn't, and that's why she's looking for vengeance. Alternatively, maybe the man is John Patrick Hayden again as Jack Murdock, and this is how Matt Murdock loses his parents. It moves a little too quick to tell for sure.
It looks like people are fleeing away or running towards something. There's a big ol' boom mic in the middle, so I'm assuming that's a news crew on the scene of some kind of incident. Sorry about the motion blur, but there weren't any clear frames.
Daredevil took one hell of a beating.
The accident that took young Matt Murdock's vision. Just like his comic book origin story, exposure to toxic chemicals resulted in Murdock losing his ability to see, but heightened his other senses to superhuman levels.
Battlin' Jack Murdock in his boxing robe.
"Another man's evil does not make you good." Also, fuck computers.
The religious imagery is constant throughout the Daredevil previews we've seen so far. Here's a clever little crossfade they uses.
Maybe if he had an iron suit or a magic hammer, that would explain why you keep getting your asses handed to you."
A nice little reminder that somehow, this gritty, dark, and violent drama exists alongside with a alien invasion and the Avengers. Somehow, Marvel will make it work though, and it will be glorious.
Daredevil season one premieres, in full, on April 10 exclusively on Netflix.
Originally published on Overmental