Next year will see the debut of a number of Marvel shows on Netflix. Those are Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and an Avengers-like team-up series, The Defenders. First up is the Man Without Fear, a character Marvel regained the rights to after Fox failed to get a movie made before the rights reverted.
Unlike the other characters mentioned above, there’s a good chance that you’ll be pretty familiar with Daredevil (even if you aren’t a comic book fan) after the 2003 movie which saw Ben Affleck play the hero.
That obviously wasn’t particularly good, so it’s now up to this 13-part series to do the Stan Lee and Bill Everett creation justice. Set in Hell’s Kitchen, these shows will show a different side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, focusing instead on street level heroes who don’t battle foes like Loki, Ultron and Thanos!
Here, we take you through everything you need to know about both the comic book version of Daredevil and everything we know about his series before he reaches the online streaming service next year.
10. Daredevil’s Origin
Set photos have confirmed that Daredevil will revisit Matt Murdock’s early years, and based on what we’ve seen, it definitely appears as if the series will be sticking close to the comic books. In them, the youngster saves a blind man from an oncoming truck, but is himself then blinded when the radioactive chemicals being stored on it fall off and strike him in the face.
Despite losing his sight, he gains a number of new abilities and is trained in the use of them by a mysterious man ninja master named Stick (played by Scott Glenn in the series). However, after his father was killed by gangsters after refusing to throw a boxing match, the young Man Without Fear sets out for revenge and becomes a vigilante in the process. During this period, he also trains to become a lawyer so he can also fight injustices in the courtroom.