Hello all! This is something of a roundup post, where we look at everything that happened during the eventful month of March, and capping it off with some new links from all over the Internet.
The new Daredevil creative team
This was, by far, the biggest highlight of the month in terms of Daredevil news. It was announced at C2E2 in Chicago that Mark Waid would be the new writer as of Daredevil’s upcoming relaunch in July. Art duties will be shared between Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martín who will rotate. The exception seems to be the first issue which will have both draw one story each. Who knows if this means that we’ll have a main story and a back-up story, but if Marvel is adding extra pages to the first issue that certainly sounds like a good idea to me especially of they’re going to increase the price to $3.99 (which I assume they will). Anyway, this shouldn’t be new to anyone, particularly to regular readers of this site, but for the sake of convenience, here’s a list of all official interviews with Mark Waid following the announcement.
In addition to these links, I would also recommend the videos posted of Paolo Rivera at the Comic Archive. The first one is of him doing the cover to Daredevil #1. The others feature him talking about his process, giving a tour of his studio (part 1 and part 2) and tools of the trade.
The new Daredevil movie
David Slade being assigned the role of Daredevil director is another piece of news we’ve discussed before. Immediately following the announcement, people started speculating who might fill the role of Matt Murdock and two names were at the center of Internet gossip. No further mention has been made of Garret Hedlund, but the rumor that Twilight actor Robert Pattinson might don the red tights was quickly denied outright. Reason dictates that it’s unlikely that anyone would be tied to the movie at this point, before there’s even a finished script.
Meanwhile, we’re free to speculate. The movie site Obsessed with Film has two posts discussing potential actors suitable to fill the role of Matt Murdock and which villains might win a starring role.
In his blog on Psychology Today, Mark D White takes a stab a analyzing Daredevil’s (and Green Arrow’s) unique brand of self-loathing. White is a scholar active in the fields of philosophy, economics and political science and has written extensively on the philosophy of superheroes. That actually makes me want to check out some of his books.