In honor of the new Daredevil show, here are 15 things you didn't know about Daredevil
1. Charlie Cox Has Been Cast for a LONG time
Joe Quesada has been trying to get this movie/show off the ground for a long time- since he was Editor in Chief (He is now Chief Creative Officer), and Charlie Cox was his first choice for the role
2. Rosario Dawson play an actual Marvel Character
I did not know this until recently, but Rosario Dawson's character is actually based off of a real Marvel character named Night Nurse.
There have been several previous "Night Nurse"'s, but the awesome Brian Michael Bendis started using her as a defacto aid to superheroes during his Alias and Daredevil runs.
She has also been in a relationship with Dr. Strange, which could potentially happen on screen with a actress of Dawson's caliber totally being able to support a main character on the silver screen
3. So is Deborah Ann Woll's
Karen Page was Matt Murdock's first love, but she died by the hands of Bullseye when sacrificing herself for Matt.
4. "His" Hell's Kitchen is modeled after the work of Frank Miller
Frank Miller, best known in the comic book world for his fantastic (and dark, mind you) run on Batman, influenced the design of Daredevil's world
Showrunner Stephen DeKnight said this about it:
"The image that always stuck in my mind was the Frank Miller Elektra run where he's holding Bullseye over the street, and he lets Bullseye go because he doesn't want Bullseye to ever kill anyone again. When I read that originally, when I was young, I'd never seen anything like that in comics. Superman scoops up the villain and puts them in jail. This time the hero didn’t do that. It was a morally grey ground that I found absolutely fascinating. There are two sides to this character. He's literally one bad day away from becoming the The Punisher!"
5. Daredevil is panel by panel in some sequences
The costume is not only from the comic books, but also some sequences from the Bendis, Miller, or even Kevin Smith run are seen in the show.
6. Daredevil's original suit wasn't black or red
Daredevil's original suit was never black or the iconic red, but yellow with a brown unitard. Imagine seeing that on the gritty Netflix show
7. Stan Lee was worried Daredevil would offend blind people
When creating Daredevil, Stan Lee said that if there was even the slightest snippet that Daredevil was offending the blind, he would pull Daredevil off the shelves faster than you can say Bullseye
8. Bullseye briefly could sense where Daredevil was
After getting a head injury, Bullseye could sense Daredevil's prescense, before it was retconned a couple issues later
9. One time Daredevil pretended to be his nonexistent twin to protect his identity
When Daredevil needed to protect his identity, he pretended to be his non-blind nonexistent twin named Mike Murdock
10. Iron Fist once pretended to be Daredevil
During the Civil War storyline, Iron Fist was pretending to be Daredevil. He was fighting Deadpool, who he, as Iron Fist, had fought 9 weeks earlier. So Deadpool had some weird dejavu. Typical Deadpool.
11. Daredevil once threw a baby off a roof
Mistaking the baby for the Antichrist, Daredevil threw him off a roof. The baby was miraculously okay.
Both Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel auditioned for the role of Bullseye
13. Ben Affleck, Blind?
While filming Daredevil, Ben Affleck wore dark, heavy contact lenses so he was virtually blind.
14. Stan Lee, Hater?
Daredevil creator Stan Lee has said publicly that he did not like Daredevil, as he thought it was "too tragic"
Bonus: 1602 Line
15. Daredevil was a minstrel in 1602
In the Marvel : 1602 line, Daredevil wasn't even referred to as Daredevil. He was a blind Irish singing storyteller/bard who was also a freelance agent