Marvel used a panel at the New York Comic Con this weekend for the launch of its Netflix TV series “Daredevil”. Two official photos and some concept art by Joe Quesada have been revealed, including a glimpse of star Charlie Cox in an early incarnation of the “Daredevil” outfit which his character will sport before he slips on the more developed and familiar main suit.
Several clips from the series were screened, one which sees Matt Murdoch (Charlie Cox) in the early version of the suit engaging in a fight with two men trying to get into the apartment of Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll). All the cast were on hand to discuss their roles and the tone of the show.
The biggest reveal is that of Rosario Dawson’s character. Dawson’s casting is old news, but her role was unknown until today – that role being Claire Temple who, in the comics, was romantically involved with Luke Cage. Dawson’s character is a nurse who, in a clip shown, has her tending to an injured Matt Murdock and accepting of the fact he doesn’t want to take his mask off. During the scene she also mentions an ex-boyfriend with secrets.
Also onboard in previously unannounced roles are Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna, Bob Gunton as Leland ‘The Owl’ Owlsley, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Ben Urich, and Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley. Producer Jeph Loeb also says that Marvel has yet to cast the titles roles in either of their proposed “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage” Netflix series, and everything heard so far about them are just rumors.
Cox says that due to the nature of the series being made for streaming service Netflix and with an audience of binge watchers in mind, the project is being shaped as one big story: “One thing I noticed when reading the script is that because there’s not a week in between, because you don’t have to remind people what happened and there isn’t the need for a cliffhangers, you can tell real stories. Like nothing else, it’s going to feel like a thirteen-hour movie.”