Yesterday let you my views on the greater commitment of Marvel for this film course (no, not story to Ant Man for a very obvious reason), but is, as we have seen in recent years, the House of Ideas has not been limited to burst the box office year that has launched an equally ambitious TV plan. The creation of Marvel: agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. by Joss Whedon, work which would then continue her brother Jed, joined earlier this year the release of Marvel completo Agent Carter, with more than positive comments. But these Marvel adventures in “generalist” chains were in the background with the announcement of the collaboration between Marvel and the medium of fashion, HBO aside, Netflix. The agreement would be carried out through four series, one season each, that would end in a great miniseries, with all together supers, Avengers-style. Internet was burnt in eagerness to meet under the “supers” that they would be adapted, and the surprise and satisfaction were uppercase when it was announced that the first of the four series would focus on Daredevil, whom he would follow Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
However, it still needed to know who incarnates the man without fear, and who would suit the character and create plot. The answers might not like most. Charlie Cox took the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil, and Vincent D’Onofrio was announced as Wilson Fisk/the Kingpin. In addition, Netflix took services Drew Goddard (the cabin in the Woods), friend of Joss Whedon, and a famous screenwriter. The offering of Sony to Goddard to direct the adaptation of the sinister six made him abandon the series but not before leave marked his mark; It is then when Steven S. DeKnight (Angel, Spartacus, and the future Incursion) is hired to be the showrunner of the series, work that has already announced do not plan to continue. Daredevil tells us the history of Matt Murdock, a very young and newly entitled lawyer, who left a large law firm and with his friend, Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) founded a small firm to help the people economically less endowed in his neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen, which was left in ruins after the battle of New York, seen in the Avengers.
The series, first and foremost, is a real joy. It is captured to perfection not only skills of Murdock, but his complex personality and relationships with their loved ones. The night use to illustrate the adventures of Daredevil is exemplary, we never lose sight of our hero, and the plot, in itself, is relatively simple. Where noted Daredevil for the rest of television superhero products is in the tone. Opted for a dark, decadent, tone Warner/DC-style, which puts to the test in a very extreme way a Murdock, with subplots that make out worst of society (extortions, abductions of children, manufacture of drugs…) Cox is in the perfect Daredevil, and not only that, but your Matt Murdock is of the most compelling characters seen so far, and Vincent D’Onofrio simply eats the screen whenever it comes, is a total bus, a boss, a true villain credible and threatening, finally, for the Marvel cinematic universe.
Daredevil manages to develop outstanding way its two protagonists, as well as having an excellent roster of side. But it also raises a very interesting element: Hell’s Kitchen. The neighborhood, which as I said is almost in ruin after the events of the Avengers and crime be filled in subsequent years, works as one character more, living, breathing, which offers protection but also hiding the wicked, and which also serves as one of the axes of the villain plans. DeKnight also plays with references; It should not be forgotten that Marvel series are part of the same universe as his films, unlike DC series, and there are references not only to those, but to future events which are yet to come. Thus, we have the Stark Tower (or tower Avengers) background on more than one occasion, references to the battle of New York and the fight between Hulk and abomination in the Incredible Hulk, Elektra, Thor and Captain Ameríca, internal debates about the brutality which are growing perfect for the emergence of Punisher (paper that Tom Hardy has already claimed) , a mysterious organization that could serve to pave the way of Iron Fist, etc.
In short, Daredevil is a hit at the table of Marvel, away from that version “for everyone” that he presented in his films, and approaching a more dark tone of DC, who sees how his great rival has gotten on his land in a way so spectacular and highly acclaimed, that should be the batteries already with its own universe. It is also a breath of fresh air in what series or tapes of fights refers, and is that flat by sequence, blows, smacks, jewellery and kicks that you see in screen hurt really, and are not simple choreography carefully tested. A second season has been confirmed, and its premiere is expected in 2016, with which Netflix plans must be altered a little to this great event which is Los Defensores. Now, as with everything, it’s expected.