They’ve pretty much wrapped shooting on Marvel’s first Netflix series Daredevil, though we’re still waiting on so much as some test footage to get a peek at the small-screen version of Hell’s Kitchen. Well, we’re at least one step closer.
The latest print issue of Entertainment Weekly has debuted two new official photos from the series, including one of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil in costume and kicking some butt. The other shot shows Daredevil’s alter ego, Matt Murdock, strolling the streets of New York.
But, the costume shot — we’re digging it. As we’d previously heard, the series will trace a much more gritty path toward the classic Daredevil costume, with the vigilante starting out in what is essentially a basic black outfit with a mask inspired by the John Romita Jr. look from Man Without Fear. Simple, yes, but it does look good. It also seems a good fit for the aesthetic they’ve hit in the shot, more Arrow than Avengers.
This series will be the first big test for Marvel to see if they can move outside the so-so debut of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which was supposed to be the flagship series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) on television. Instead, S.H.I.E.L.D. barely pulled a second season due to middling ratings. But now Marvel can prove they can do television right with Daredevil. Fingers crossed, at least.
The 13-episode series is set to launch in 2015 on Netflix, followed by a slew of additional Marvel shows building up to The Defenders.
(Via Film Divider)