After Mark Johnson’s disastrous attempt in 2003 starring Colin Farrell (The Lobster, Total Recall) and Ben Affleck (BVS: Dawn of Justice, Good Will Hunting) to adapt this comic book ‘superhero’ to the screen, we were all rather anxious of this attempt. When we heard Netflix was producing it (following the success of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black) in co-operation with Marvel Studios (following Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier) our spirits were lifted. Starring all newcomers (apart from Bernthal) such as Charlie Cox (Stardust, The Theory of Everything), Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood, Catch .44), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Sicario), Elden Henson (The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 & 2), and Vincent D’Onofrio (Jurassic World, Full Metal Jacket). With great production thanks to a huge budget from Marvel this show has made it to #60 on IMDb’s best TV shows list. I am very much looking forward to not just Season Three but Marvel’s Luke Cage, Defenders, and possibly Iron Fist.
After seven-year-old Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) is blinded by a spillage of something possibly radioactive, his other four senses are heightened to the point that he can feel changes in air pressure or hear someone’s heartbeat. By day our protagonist fights crime as a lawyer with his best friend Foggy (Henson), by night he fights crime as a vigilante.
In season 1 The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen tries to put away Wilson Fisk (Kingpin). In season 2 he fights a moral battle against Frank Castle (The Punisher).
I think they could have done without him feeling slight electrostatic changes in the atmosphere.
In season 2, Matt Murdock claims he has never been north of 116th street. Columbia Law School, which he attended, is north of 116th street.
When you read braille, you keep one index finger at the beginning of the line that you are reading as to not loose your place. While the young actor for Matt Murdock does this correctly, the older actor (Cox) uses both index fingers to read each line.
- Matt Murdock grew up in St. Agnes’ Orphanage. This is the same orphanage as Skye from Marvel’s Agents of Shield.
- In the Comics Ben Urich works for The Daily Bugle (the same paper as Spiderman) but as there was no Spiderman in the works for marvel in 2015 due to not having the rights to Spiderman or The Daily Bugle, Urich works for the New York Bulletin.
- Due to his incredible portrayal of Frank Castle, Jon Bernthal may be getting his own Punisher standalone series with Netflix next year.
- Two paintings in the show, which are shown to Fisk and Murdock, are direct representations of their comic book counterparts. Fisk is shown a large, wide, white painting, and Murdock is shown a tall red painting; in the comics, Fisk primarily wears a white suit and Murdock as Daredevil primarily wears a red suit.
- Charlie Cox is not actually blind but wore special contact lenses for the scenes where he is not wearing glasses.