ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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Now, one of the side effects of Marvel and Netflix's recently released collaboration, Daredevil, being released all at once - other than awesomeness - is that it's left something of a content vacuum in its wake. There are, after all, two weeks left till the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and with Daredevil now thoroughly binge-watched by most of us, we don't have a whole lot else left to think about, aside from the length of the wait.

Unless, of course, there's something else, hidden away within the creative folds of Daredevil. Something...teasing. Something...foreshadowing...

Ah, who am I kidding - of course there is. This is Marvel we're talking about.

Daredevil Tells Us a Lot About Avengers: Age of Ultron

More specifically, it seems to be suggesting six key things.

First up:

6. The 'Incident' is a Big Deal

Better known to us as The Battle of New York, what the denizens of the Marvel Cinematic Universe seem to refer to as the 'Incident' seems to be a much bigger deal than the MCU movies we've seen so far suggested. Even in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the impression given was largely that the Hydra/S.H.I.E.L.D. conflict, and the resulting devastation in Washington, was as big a deal as the attempted invasion of New York.

Daredevil, on the other hand, suggests otherwise - which, if true, could well have a pretty serious impact on global opinion in Age of Ultron.


5. We Might Just've Seen the Spark That Sets Off Civil War

Specifically, those explosions in Hell's Kitchen, and the anti-vigilante feeling that they sparked. Now, that whole deal obviously wasn't Daredevil's fault, but that doesn't mean he isn't going to receive a decent chunk of the blame from a fearful public, even after he eventually takes Wilson Fisk down.

And, since that particular shot above isn't a million miles removed from one of the iconic moments of the comic book Civil War... which the town of Stamford, Connecticut was decimated by a battle between inexperienced, unlicensed superheroes and a villain who didn't care much about human life, those explosions in Hell's Kitchen might just come to be seen as a direct MCU equivalent to the Stamford disaster.

And, if so, that's going to bring Civil War ever closer to our screens...

4. It's a Bigger World Than We Thought

Sure, the Avengers are going to spend the bulk of Age of Ultron gallivanting about the globe, fighting various criminal types - but the majority of that action is likely to be restricted to fighting Hydra, and then Ultron.

Daredevil, though, has showcased a whole lot of international villainy - from The Hand, to what looks a whole lot like dastardly goings on in the mystical city of K'un-Lun, all the way through to Cornelius Van Lunt and the Zodiac cartel.

That suggests there might be a lot more going on behind-the-scenes of Age of Ultron than even its main characters - and villains - realize...

3. New York is Still a Big Deal, Though

Amidst all the global chaos - and rising tide of ninja-based villainy - there's still one city at the heart of the Marvel Universe, though: New York.

No matter what happens in the Marvel Universe, everything always ends up coming back to New York eventually - and with the rise of Daredevil (and the rest of the Netflix heroes), as well as Spidey's imminent arrival in the MCU, that's going to be firmly hammered home.

Exactly what that means for Age of Ultron, though, remains to be seen - but expect New York City to see a decent amount of screen time before the movie's done...

2. Daredevil Might Just Have a Part to Play in the Near Future

I'll just leave that one there...

And, of course...

1. If The Avengers Need a Lawyer...

Well, they know who to ask...

What do you reckon, though?


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