After teasers and promo photos and a 'motion poster', we got our first substantial look at Marvel's forthcoming Netflix show Daredevil today, with a full length trailer that properly introduced us to Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin, Elden Henson's Foggy, and Deborah Ann Woll's Karen --- and, of course, Charlie Cox as blind-lawyer-by-day, ninja-vigilante-by-night, Matt Murdock/Daredevil.

Interestingly the trailer actually opens on D'Onofrio's Kingpin, setting up his philosophies, aspirations, and moral certainty, before introducing Matt's more ambiguous views on good and evil. That's a pretty clear insight into the sort of show it's going to be. And if the trailer's overall dark palette hasn't already convinced you, flashes of dripping blood and a church interior all support the idea that this isn't going to be a bright, breezy take on superheroics. This is the dark end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

There aren't many glimpses of that universe in this trailer, other than a fleetingly-seen ninja (as ninjas should always be), a shot of Matt's father, Battlin' Jack Murdock, and a jokey reference to Thor and Iron Man. One probably shouldn't expect the show to embrace the MCU's more theatrical elements, but it'll be interesting to see how enthusiastically it plays with ideas like, say, The Owl, aka Leland Owsley, who will be played by veteran actor Bob Gunton.

Here’s now Netflix describes 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.
Marvel’s Daredevil is one of the best known properties of the street level heroes and will be the the first of four epic live-action adventure series (Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Iron Fist, and Marvel’s Luke Cage, all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders) that delves into the backstory of how Matt Murdock evolves into Daredevil.


Daredevil also stars Scott Glenn as Stick, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Ben Urich, and Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa. The series will be followed by four more Netflix series; AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the eight episode team-up, The DefendersRelease dates for those shows have yet to be revealed.

All 13 episodes of Daredevil will be available for streaming on Netflix on April 10. You can check out the previous trailer and the motion poster below:


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