The first full-length Daredevil trailer has dropped, giving us our first proper look at the upcoming Netflix-Marvel series.
Charlie Cox plays the titular character in the 13-episode run, which follows the blind hero as he fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as Daredevil.
The trailer is careful not to give away too much footage, which we’re grateful for, so it’s a little hard to fully get a grasp on what to expect here. Still, what we do get are snippets of a moody and fun outing, one that will hopefully push Marvel’s television arrivals into a more positive realm. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, while having okay ratings, have received mostly mixed welcomes.
The Netflix factor could prove to be the winning element. The streaming network (hopefully) allows Daredevil to push the darker elements of Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s influential comic run, plus the 13-episode length could make for tighter storytelling. Fingers crossed.
Marvel’s Daredevil will be followed by Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, culminating in an Avengers-style team-up run titled The Defenders.
Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Rosario Dawson, Elden Henson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Ayelet Zurer, Bob Gunton, and Scott Glenn also star.
Premiering on Netflix April 10th (U.S. date).
Official synopsis for Marvel’s Daredevil:
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios, with executive producers Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus), Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Drew Goddard (Cabin In The Woods), the series also stars Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson.