Today, was a pretty exciting day if you’re a fan of Marvel Comics’ blind superhero, Daredevil. Marvel officially released the full trailer for the Netflix 13-episode series.
With that out of the way, Marvel’s Daredevil executive producer/showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”) has opened up about what fans can expect from the series. First off, DeKnight revealed in a new interview that Charlie Cox, who play Matt Murdock/Daredevil, had an interesting audition that was quite what they wanted, but when they made some adjustments they were thrilled.
“It wasn’t quite the direction we were going in but it was so nuanced and well thought out that we called him back in and we talked to him and made some adjustments and he made fantastic adjustments and he had such a depth of character that we really responded to,” Deknight told IGN. “He can exude such inner turmoil and pain that is really vital to Matt Murdock.”
DeKnight was largely influenced by Frank Miller’s run. He especially liked showing Daredevil “pushing himself to the limit who can get hurt and can get killed.” Yes, Daredevil has his heightened senses, but at the end of the day he is a superhero with no real superpowers. “Really, it’s like Batman without the money,” DeKnight stated. “He is just determined. It’s sheer force of will that keeps him going when a normal man would fall over and a lot of that I think, also in the Matt Murdock mythos, comes from his father and being a boxer and that kind of thing, where you just don’t quit.”
Daredevil debuts on Netflix, April 10th.