With news today that Netflix has canceled its remaining Marvel shows – Jessica Jones and The Punisher – Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, has posted a letter to fans of all the canceled Marvel/Netflix shows.
Although Netflix’s Marvel superhero shows play well to fans of the comics, a significant percentage of the audience for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luge Cage, Iron Fist and, now, the Defenders took a more circuitous route to these shows.
Okay, it’s really subtle, but if you watch the upper right-hand corner of Netflix’s sixteen-second first look video for the Defenders, you can suss out the premiere date for the streaming service’s next Marvel series!
More surprisingly, it’s my birthday! (Thanks, guys! I didn’t know you cared!)
‘When you put them down, they get back up. When I put them down, they stay down,’ snarls Frank Castle as he and Daredevil discuss (politely term) their different approaches. ‘You’re a half-measure!’
Meet Frank Castle in the new Daredevil trailer from Netflix. Note: this is part one – part two of the trailer debuts on February 25th (or, this is how you tease a trailer, part 2). Check it out after the jump. Daredevil returns on March 18th.
Daredevil is “the man without fear”. Netflix’s first original live-action Marvel series, created by Drew Goddard, has nothing to fear as it gets picked up for season 2! Daredevil, created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, made his first appearance in Marvel Comics on April 1964. Over the years, this superhero has appeared in a movie, animated series, television, and video games. This time it would make an appearance streaming online. The 13 episode series debuted on April 10, 2015 to critical acclaim. Showrunners/executive producers Steven S. DeKnight and Jeph Loeb joined reporters to talk about Marvel’s “Daredevil“.
Every superhero must have a friend. Even Daredevil. First there is goofy but brilliant attorney Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson), best friend and law partner of Matt Murdock. Then there’s Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), the faithful and organized receptionist for the law office of Nelson & Murdock. Elden Henson and Karen Page joined reporters to talk about Marvel’s “Daredevil”.
Meet Matt Murdock. A blind New York City attorney who becomes blinded during a tragic accident as a boy but becomes imbued with extraordinary senses. He fights for justice with more than just his legal expertise–he is the masked vigilante known as Daredevil. Netflix released Daredevil on April 10 to excited Marvel comics fans. It was met with an overzealous response–they have been picked up for season 2 just ten days after their premiere! Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil, along with Rosario Dawson, who plays nurse Claire Temple joined reporters to talk about Marvel’s “Daredevil”.
Netflix’s Daredevil series is something of a groundbreaker. Marvel’s blind superhero has long been a critical favorite and, it seems, the darker the comic got, the more popular it became.
The series, created by Drew Goddard – who wrote the first two episodes and is credited as an executive producer, captures the feel of the versions of the character popularized by the teams of Frank Miller and Klaus Janson and Brian Michael Bendis (Powers) and Alex Maleev. It’s a kind of Mean Streets take on Hell’s Kitchen’s best known costumed hero.