Daredevil Producer On Costume’s Evolution

One thing the promotional materials for Netflix’s “Daredevil” series has yet to show off is the iconic ‘Daredevil’ red costume that Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) will ultimately don. Instead, all we’ve seen is the black bodysuit from the Frank Miller run of the comics.

Show runner Steven DeKnight says we won’t be getting just two separate outfits, rather the character’s outfit in the film will evolve with each episode, right up until he’s donning the better-known red costume. He tells Comics Continuum (via CBM):

“He always wore a black mask that was tied in the back. We went through a lot of different versions and did a lot of R&D before settling on something. If you watch very closely, you’ll see the outfit evolve subtly into what we call the black ninja suit. The mask changes. He starts wearing protective pads.

Eventually it morphs into the classic suit, because he wouldn’t be Daredevil without it. Getting there is part of the fun. The idea was to back the story up to the point before Matt is Daredevil. Then we could take him to a place where some version of the red suit works in a grounded world. The solution is very exciting and makes complete sense.”

All thirteen episodes of “Daredevil” will be available to watch on Netflix from Friday, April 10th.