Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Netflix Comicbook Series Daredevil

As we watched the "black masked vigilante" for the very first time, we wondered what type of training actor Charlie Cox, who plays the lead role in Netflix's Comic book Series "Daredevil", had.

After one fighting scene, we can see that Charlie had to learn a little bit of everything. From Jui Jitsu to Kung Fu, from Boxing to Wrestling, the Daredevil series has everything a fighting aficionado is looking for.

Comic book history: The comic book is based on a fictional superhero and is published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, with a little help from their friend, Jack Kirby.

Set in the Hell's Kitchen area of New York City, Matt Murdock, as a young boy, is in an accident with an oncoming vehicle transporting a radio active substance.. Although, the radioactive exposure blinded him, this has heightened his remaining senses beyond normal human ability. This has given him a type of sonar which acts as his vision. His father, Jack Murdock, struggles as a boxer to support his now blind kid as he grows up. As he prepares to for a fight, gangsters offer him a substantial payday as long as he throws the fight. He refuses and is later killed. Matt is orphaned, but will always have a a "new look" on life.

Fast-Forward to 2015: Netflix took the comic book series and brought it to an action-packed TV series! Created by Drew Goddard, the Netflix series is based entirely on the Marvel Comics character. According to Marvel and Netflix, Daredevil is the first in a series of shows that will lead up to a Defenders crossover miniseries.

Matt Murdock (Daredevil), the lead character, is played by Charlie Cox. Matt is a blind lawyer-by-day, who despite his handicap puts on a black mask and fights crime at night. The villain, Wilson Fisk, is played by Vincent D'Onofrio. Filming takes place in New York City. The first season consists of 10 episodes and premierd April 10, 2015. We have not gone "binge watching" but each episode has left us looking forward to the next!

It was great to hear today that Marvel and Netflix have agreed to a second season, due to premiere in 2016. You can read more about it here.

If you have not watched the first episode, it's time to tune in and see why the action is worth while!

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