Marvel Studios’ Daredevil Synopsis Reveals Present Day Setting

28 May

Hello again ladies and gents, time for some another new story again relating to the new Daredevil TV series coming out next year. Now information just dropped about the new leading man who will be Daredevil and now we have some story information from superherohype:


Last fall, we ran a speculative piece hypothesizing that Marvel Studios’ upcoming wave of Netflix shows (to include “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage” and “The Defenders”) might be set in the 1970s. Today, Marvel has confirmed that that will not be the case and that “Daredevil” will feature a contemporary setting.

Confirming today’s report of Charlie Cox signing on to play Matt Murdock, Marvel revealed the following official plot synopsis:

Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.

The 13-episode series will premiere on Netflix in 2015. Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”) will serve as showrunner and will produce alongside Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville”). Goddard also scripted the first two episodes.

Check back for further details on all the Marvel Studios series as soon as they become available.

Okay then so this news is small, but still relevant. As for the synopsis, it sounds pretty much just like the Daredevil I know from the comics, I’ll be curious though to see how that translates into the current MCU and whether this will be its own self-contained story or whether it will pay attention to the events of the Phase Two in the MCU after Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There was a lot of talk at one point about these new Marvel Netflix shows taking place in a previous time from the present, but now we know this will be modern-day and I am both happy and a bit saddened by this. Because on one hand it is great to have these characters exist in present times just so that characters and events can sync up with the current MCU, but then on the other hand Marvel have talked the 1940’s in Captain America: The First Avenger so it isn’t completely out of the question to set some of these series in the past and then have connective tissue through easter eggs and other comic book and film references. In conclusion this sounds all well and good but until we get some more information when filming begins, all we can do is speculate.

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