I was just going to start my official countdown to next month’s premiere of Daredevil on Netflix when the official full-length trailer finally exploded onto the scene. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out below, and then let’s talk about it!
I think I’m in the solid majority who really liked this trailer, which I think shows great promise. At the same time, it’s easy to forget that, at the end of the day, it’s a two-minute glimpse into what is essentially a 13-hour movie. The creators are clearly trying to drive home the message that this is several shades darker than what we’ve previously seen coming out of the Marvel cinematic universe. At the same time, I’m hoping for a lot of variety, and I guess my point is that what we’ve seen so far, including the teaser trailer accounts for less than 0.3% of the finished product. It’s not all going to be people beating each other up in dark alleys; I can pretty much guarantee it.
One of my main reasons for thinking that things are not going to be as pitch dark as the impression you might get from the trailer is the fact that Charlie Cox was cast in the role of Daredevil to begin with. If they weren’t going for some amount of charm and heart, they simply wouldn’t have cast an actor with that kind of appeal. And even in the trailer, there are indications that we’re going to see quite a bit of Matt’s civilian side as well.
I will have much more to say about what we learned from the trailer – heck, I might even make a “listicle” out of it – but for now, I just gathered up som screen shots that I wanted to talk about. Not all of them for serious reasons. 😉
Look, it’s Matt, Foggy and Karen doing casual things and Matt actually smiling
Yup, I liked the whole trailer, but scenes like these two below put me at ease. Matt will crack a smile occasionally and the trio will do things together as friends. Daredevil has never been just about the punches. At its greatest, the book has always had heart. I would like to see that show on screen as well.
Oh my god, it’s Ben Affleck!
Someone pointed out to me today that Jack Murdock looks a lot lite Ben Affleck in the scene below, and I actually thought of that myself. Rest assured, everyone. Jack is not played by Ben Affleck, but by actor John Patrick Hayden. It’s actually an interesting casting choice considering how Jack is often depicted in the comics.
Did Matt just smash a MacBook?!
Nope, it’s just a Dell laptop. We’re all good. Phew!
Wesley is going to steal the show
I’m calling it now. I think Toby Leonard Moore’s take on Fisk’s right-hand man Wesley is going to be a fan favorite. Sure, the trailer shows just a couple of his presumably many lines, but I love what he’s given us so far. And I bet everyone is excited to see confirmation that this show is indeed set in the same universe as Marvel’s previous movies.
Yeah… The costume
Seriously, the black costume looks different from every angle, and I feel differently about it every time I see it. The mask is awkward, but it’s functional. It’s a little cheesy, but at the same time, I can appreciate the fact that it doesn’t look professionally made. The shot below also gives us a good look at the billy clubs.
So, what do you guys think? Let the rest of us know in the comment section!