12/29 - 7 Things Entertainment Weekly learned about Marvel's Daredevil
You've no doubt seen the latest Entertainment Weekly piece from Dec. 18th, but today the magazine revealed some more information about the Daredevil show through showrunner Steven DeKnight, producer Jeph Loeb and actor Charlie Cox.
Make sure you visit the site for more details, but here is the list of 7 things they learned:
1. Daredevil will be a uniquely localized Marvel story.
2. Daredevil will feel like a crime story, not a superhero show.
3. BUT Thor and Iron Man will still exist in the same world as Daredevil.
4. This Daredevil is not a "man without fear."
5. Daredevil will have more graphic content than Marvel's other TV shows, and perhaps its movies as well, but will still feel relatively family friendly.
6. Kingpin's story will be almost as important as Daredevil's (and almost as sympathetic).
Contrary to previous online reports, Bullseye MIGHT be in the series (but not this season).
When you're done reading, head on back and discuss on the message board.
If you've been checking out the early listings on Amazon for Daredevil-related books, you may have seen something a few months ago called "Marvel's Daredevil Slipcase".
It looks like the title has now changed and a description of the book has been added.
Now the book is called "Marvel's Daredevil: Defender of Hell's Kitchen: Season One"
Marvel's Daredevil follows the incredible journey of Matt Murdock, the Man Without Fear. Blinded in a tragic accident as a boy and imbued with extraordinary senses, Murdock has a mission to clean up his gritty city. He sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, New York, where he fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night. In this new collectible volume in line with Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season One Declassified, see the costume and set designs that bring the hero to life. Packed with stunning set and production photography, as well as exclusive interviews, this beautiful showcase reveals the details of the set and script of Marvel's Daredevil through the eyes of the makers.
The hardcover will be 200 pages and is scheduled for release on May 26, 2015, which suggests the rumoured May release of the show may be true.
DAREDEVIL writer Mark Waid took to Reddit today and answered fan questions about his work on many titles, including his work on the current volume.
Really, it came from the fact that when I took the gig, I warned them that dark and broody wasn't something I was good at writing. Readers seem to have responded because I didn't just shift Matt's personality to my whim; he very clearly is covering up some depressive issues, and if you're still reading, they're coming back to bite him in the upcoming issues. Poor Matt. You can't fake it 'til you make it forever, you know...
And when asked who was taking over DAREDEVIL when Waid leaves the title next year...
I honestly don't know who's slated to take over DD next--whenever that happens, he said cryptically--but the last guy I'd recommend would be Charles [Soule], because I'd much rather be followed by someone who really sucks and can make me look that much better by comparison. Charles? I don't need the competition.
There's also an interview with Rick Remender, writer of AXIS, who touches on the storyline.
The idea of Tony selling Extremis was then taken by ["Superior Iron Man" writer] Tom Taylor and further developed where it became one of these premium things. Once Extremis makes you beautiful and perfect, you then have to start paying your daily hundred dollar upgrade.
It seemed like something that a modern day pirate and somebody who had the technological savvy of Tony Stark and was rotten would do. Then, obviously, Daredevil is in San Francisco now, so that puts him front and center to be the hero to deal with the crime wave that is ensuing as people try and get the money together to remain beautiful using this Extremis app.
Current DAREDEVIL editor Ellie Pyle revealed on Twitter today that she is leaving Marvel to accept a job in California as editor at Vertigo Comics.
"Over the last 4 years [at] Marvel, I have gotten to work with some of the best talent and editors and (therefore) on some of
the best books but I will be heading west in a few weeks to join [Shelly Bond] and her team as an Editor at Vertigo! Very excited for the great books to come!
You all know I love to hear from readers, and that will continue to be true wherever I am, and whatever I'm working on! And fear not I'll be leaving Daredevil, Spidey, Silk, Black Widow and 2099 safely in the editorial hands of [Nick Lowe] [Sana Amanat] and [Devin Lewis]. but I better get back to work so they have less to blame me for when I'm gone!"
Pyle started as assistant editor on DAREDEVIL volume 3 working with editor Stephen Wacker. With volume 4, Pyle was promoted to editor, for a run that will approach 50 issues.
Best of luck to her on this move. She has always been a great supporter of my site and I was glad to help out with the anniversary issue #1.50.
So who's taking over? Sana Amanat, who you may know as editor of MS. MARVEL, ELEKTRA, HAWKEYE and more, will be taking over DAREDEVIL.
If you've never seen this, here's a TED Talk by Amanat where she speaks about the Ms. Marvel comic origins and her own experiences that led her to comics.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke with actor Charlie Cox, and the New York Comic Con was discussed, as well as the research the actor has done for the role of Matt Murdock.
"I've read comics after comics after comics -- I've never read so many comics in my life -- and we're finding moments from the comics to reference in the show," he explained. "We're trying to make a show that's new and much, much darker than anything I've ever seen Marvel do before."
Cox also hinted at how Matt Murdock is taking the law into his own hands, and doesn't know how to stop.
10/03 - Meet the Stars of Daredevil at New York Comic Con
For those of you going to New York Comic Con next week, there's an extra special event planned for Daredevil fans!
There will be an exclusive signing at the Marvel booth at 3:45-4:45 with the cast, and everyone who participates in the signing (it's a ticketed event) will get a production concept art poster drawn by Joe Quesada.
Also, the official logo has been released, which is based on the 1998 Daredevil comic logo designed by JG Roshell. It's been modified slightly with a 3D effect.
Just in time for Halloween, here's a new Daredevil costume hoodie from 80sTees.com.
You don't have to be blinded by radioactive chemicals to be transformed into Marvel Comics' Daredevil. All you need is this costume hoodie, which comes complete with devil horns on the hood and mesh covered eye holes on the hood to see through. The front of the hoodie has pockets, so you can carry a small billy club or boxing gloves with you wherever you go. The left breast of the hoodie and the back of the hoodie feature the signature double-D Daredevil logo. With this costume hoodie, you'll look just like the man without fear. In this hoodie, you'll instantly be recognized as Hell's Kitchen's most heroic figure, Daredevil.
Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb spoke with Jonah Weiland (of CBR fame) on KFI AM 640, and he spoke in depth about Defenders and what the show is NOT going to be like... namely, the 2003 movie starring Ben Affleck...
"When we started talking to our actors and to our directors, this is with all due respect to the film, if you want to know what we're not doing, go watch the movie. If you want to know what we're doing, it's very much steeped in the world of the comics, but it also has a life of its own and that's really what television and our films really do is that we take the best....We hope and we're very confident that this is the beginning of something that's very exciting on Netflix."
The news from the Daredevil show on Netflix continues, as today it was revealed that actor Scott Glenn has been cast as Stick!
The Bourne Ultimatum and Silence of the Lambs star will play Matt Murdock's blind mentor. Does this mean The Hand and Elektra are on their way too?
From Jeph Loeb:
"Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey," said Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television. "There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt's journey to become the super hero we call Daredevil."
Paste Magazine sat down with Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight, and they discussed Spartacus, and DeKnight's early days in his career.
He also describes the behind-the-scenes workings of the show and we learn quite a bit about the cast and crew.
Whenever you start casting to get a show off the ground, it's so nerve-wracking, it's akin to a writer just looking at a blank piece of paper before you start.
There a thousand ways to go, and you're sure that 999 are the wrong way. You just have to hope you find the right way. Luckily our cast came together, and I couldn't
have been happier. No one will ever perfectly fit what's in your head. For me, the more important thing is not
whether or not they look the part, but if they feel the part.
09/11 - Daredevil Cast to Appear at New York Comic Con
A few days back, Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight took to Twitter to say the show would have less violence than Spartacus, but more than Agents of SHIELD.
Today, Marvel announced that the cast, along with DeKnight and Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb, will appear at the New York Comic Con on October 11th.
Join the cast of "Marvel's Daredevil" in their first-ever appearance with showrunner Steven S. DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.
New York Comic Con, taking place on October 9-12 at the Javits Center in New York City, is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. New York Comic Con's panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, while screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world. "Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and "Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." join additional film and television projects coming to New York Comic Con including "The Walking Dead," "Elementary," "BIG HERO 6," and "TOMORROWLAND."
Diamond has sent out a curious update to retailers... apparently the top accounts on Diamond will receive 1 free copy of a DAREDEVIL #8 SK ENERGY DRINK VARIANT cover, which will ship the same day as the regular cover on September 17th.
It will be interesting to see what retailers will sell this for, and if there really is a Daredevil energy drink coming out. But this is a very random variant cover.
Vincent D'Onofrio spoke with Men's Journal about some of his upcoming film work, and touched on his Kingpin role in Daredevil.
Filming has been great. I can't really talk about specifics. Really. But I can tell you it's all working. It's all gritty. Everything is really impressive.
They seem to know what they're doing over at Marvel. I think ever since Downey and [Jon] Favreau did Iron Man and proved that
comic book movies could be really cool they've just embraced that and taken it to the next level.
They keep knocking it out of the park. This Netflix series that we're filming right now, it's going to be so amazing to watch. We're
doing these incredible, iconic scenes every single day. I have the best character; I play one of the best characters I've read in a long time. I haven't
had this much fun with a role for many years.
November 2014 solicits are now up on the site! DAREDEVIL #10 continues his story with some strange children. ELEKTRA #8 also ships,
as well as a DD appearance in SHE-HULK #10, AXIS #5, and SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1 and #2!
Another Comic Con has gone by, and there wasn't really any major announcements
for Daredevil at any panels. Daredevil was not a part of the Marvel TV panel, and also was not mentioned in the Marvel Studios panel.
But here's a quick rundown on news with links...
Friday's "Across the Spider-Verse" panel had Mark Waid describe the Original Sin storyline and the villain who will be showing up in issue #8...
Next up came "Daredevil" #6, which came out this week and ties in to "Original Sin." "The reason that Matt's mother left, the reason that Jack Murdock had to raise his son alone; we've got bits and pieces through the years," Waid said. Now, though, Matt Murdock needs answers, "but when he finds his mother, she's in prison and is being extradited to Wakanda." Waid described the issue as "important" and said it involved a strong degree of research. Lowe added that "it's not an easy issue to read" but deals "with some real issues."
Showing a slide with Daredevil skydiving, Waid said that "I want, every issue, for Daredevil to do something that would make Green Lantern pass out with fear. I think skydiving into the Wakandan jungle would be on its way to that."
Issues #8-9 has the tag line "Who are the Purple Children?" which relates to the Purple Man's persuasive powers and the "dynasty" he's been quietly setting up through the years. "Boy, I sure wish he was smart enough to realize that when you put all those children together in one room, he's not the most powerful guy in that room," Waid said of the "creepy" issue.
On Sunday's Marvel panel, there was some info on the SHE-HULK court case which will feature DD...
[A] fan asked if there would be a lawyer-crossover between Daredevil and She-Hulk." "There is a storyline coming up," Soule said. "It'll run in 'She-Hulk #8, #9, #10. Basically, they go up against each other in court. I think it's a long time coming. I don't think it's been done before. Who the client is, I don't want to give it away, but it's pretty interesting."
At the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere, Marvel had an interview with Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight where he
talks about the tone of the show (gritty 1970's feel) and Vincent D'Onofrio's depiction of Kingpin.
Check out the video below. 2015 seems so far away...
07/17 - Advocating for audio description on Daredevil show
With the Daredevil show currently filming in New York, I've heard from many DD fans who are excited about what is ahead.
I've been in touch with Robert Kingett, who is looking to Netflix to provide audio description for the new Daredevil show. It would certainly make sense for them to consider it. The Daredevil DVD in 2003 had this same feature.
He's hoping to catch Marvel and Netflix's attention to get something in motion.
Sins of the Murdocks Revealed in DAREDEVIL #6 – An Original Sin Tie-In!
This July, the truth about Matt Murdock’s parents comes to light in DAREDEVIL #6 – an Original Sin Tie-In! After nearly 30 years, the untold story of Matt Murdock’s mother will finally be revealed, courtesy of Eisner award-winning writer Mark Waid and critically acclaimed artist Javier Rodriguez! Raised in a broken home, Matt Murdock made peace with his mother’s absence long ago, even though he never knew why. Now, thanks to the events of Original Sin, the Man Without Fear will be set on a path that will send her crashing back into his life! Only their meeting won’t be exactly as he imagined! What is the dark secret that tore apart the Murdock family? How did Matt’s mother become Sister Maggie? Matt Murdock’s journey to the truth begins as Original Sin opens the Man Without Fear’s eyes this July in DAREDEVIL #6!
DAREDEVIL #6 (MAY140783)
Written by MARK WAID
Art by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
FOC – 06/30/14, On-Sale – 07/23/14
06/26 - Elden Henson is Foggy Nelson in Daredevil Netflix show
Matt Murdock's best friend and law partner Foggy Nelson has been cast, and it's actor Elden Henson.
Henson has appeared in several films, but is probably best known for his role in the Mighty Ducks and the forthcoming Hunger Games sequels.
"Elden plays one of the most important characters in the world of 'Marvel's Daredevil,' and we're thrilled to see Foggy
Nelson brought to life by such an incredibly talented actor," said Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television. "He perfectly captures the heart and soul
of this series, bringing an added resonance to Matt Murdock's fight against the injustice in their great city."
06/20 - Rosario Dawson joins cast of Daredevil Netflix show
More Daredevil TV show news today, as it was announced that actress Rosario Dawson has joined the cast in an as-yet unnamed role.
"Rosario Dawson will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell's Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life,
while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city."
Is she Echo? Milla? Maybe Jessica Jones? Lots to speculate here. Who do you think she will be playing?
The Daredevil Netflix show will begin shooting in July in New York City.
Dawson joins the previously announced Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio.
King Lee star and WatchWorks Studio turn to a Super Villain to get the attention of Marvel Studios.
The Watchworks Studios team, producers of the upcoming feature "Iris" and "King Lee" star Nathan Faudree have joined forces with a notorious super villain to get the attention of Marvel Studios. The comic book and movie giant has begun a collaboration with Netflix to release 4 original series based on their comic book properties, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. The local team have written and produced an original adventure of the comic book villain, Killgrave: The Purple Man, in an attempt to get involved. This is job seeking in the 21st century,
"It's always been a dream of mine to be involved in the superhero genre and I'm just looking to get an audition for the series.", says Nathan Faudree. " I read Alias, the comic that Jessica Jones is based on and thought the villain would be fun. I end up playing the villain alot.". The Actor, most recently known for playing Lee Alexander in the local film "King Lee", then approached Chris Steinberger, the mastermind behind Watchworks Studios with a script. "When I read the source material, I knew Purple Man was one of the most messed up characters Marvel has ever written. If Nathan isn't perfect for it, then I don't know who is.", said Steinberger who jumped in with both feet to produce and direct the short film.
"One of the best things about living in the 21st century is that we are no longer beholden to "the coasts" for film making.", says Faudree. "The technology exists to get a message out to the world, even if that message is, "Hey, let us work with you"". The team is releasing their short film and intends to do whatever they can to get it into the hands of Steven S. Deknight ( @stevendeknight ), the show runner for Daredeveil and Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television. To that end they are starting a Kickstarter like campaign but instead of money the team is asking for "Shares", retweats and "Views" on social media, using the #killgrave. The film will be posted on their website www.WatchworksStudios.com/unlimited.html on June 18th. "Marvel is really pushing the envelope in the ways that they are presenting their content, so we figured we'd push the envelope on how we approached them for a job."
06/10 - Vincent D'Onofrio cast as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin
Actor Vincent D'Onofrio has been cast in the new Netflix Daredevil show as Wilson Fisk, who you all know better as the Kingpin of crime.
D'Onofrio is best known for his roles on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Men in Black, Full Metal Jacket, Homicide and many, many more.
"We're incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining 'Marvel's Daredevil'
in such an integral role," said Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television. "Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose
cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero."
Full press release is up at the Marvel site. What do you think of this casting? Watch for more casting announcements very soon, as the series will begin filming in July!
Then news came quickly via Hollywood Reporter that former Spartacus showrunner Steven DeKnight was taking over on DD, while Goddard would remain as consultant. Goddard would focus his time on the new Sinister Six movie being developed at Sony.
Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed writer, director and producer Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus," "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer," "Angel") has joined "Marvel's Daredevil" as Executive Producer & Showrunner on the all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. Drew Goddard, who also wrote the first two episodes, will continue to serve as Executive Producer on "Marvel"s Daredevil" as he writes and preps Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" spin-off film, "The Sinister Six."
August 2014 solicits are now up on the site! DAREDEVIL #7 sees the conclusion of the Original Sin storyline. ELEKTRA #5 also ships, along with an early solicit for
the first TPB from this volume of DAREDEVIL.
05/09 - Joe Quesada reveals more about Netflix Daredevil show
In the latest Axel-in-Charge column at CBR, Joe Quesada returned for a special Cup O'Joe and revealed some more Netflix Daredevil news.
"Let me be clear, we're not going into this show with the idea of trying to erase the memory of anything that came before or really any preconceived notions whatsoever. We're going into the show trying to create something that's incredibly exciting, incredibly engaging, and will give our fans something that they love, something that's unexpected, something that's going to keep them coming back for more. That's really, ultimately, the goal of this: How do we produce a "Daredevil" TV show on Netflix, that's going to be viewed the way that people view content on Netflix, in a way that's going to be compelling, feels unique, while bringing something that is not only true to the character, but providing something unexpected as well."
Quesada also revealed that the entire 13 episode show will be released at the same time.
Expected to ship in March 2015, the Daredevil Premium Format figure from Sideshow Collectibles is now available for pre-order.
The figure will retail for $379.99.
From Marvel Comics, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Daredevil Premium Format(TM) Figure.
By day Matt Murdock is a successful criminal attorney, but by night,
he guards the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen in New York City as the masked vigilante, Daredevil!
With heightened senses, the Man Without Fear charges past the broken ruins of a
Lady Justice statue and into the night to combat the injustice he cannot tackle in the courtroom.
The sleek and muscular hero is disguised in his fantastically sculpted iconic red costume with raised 'DD'
logo and fabric details, wearing an expression of intense concentration under his distinctive horned mask. Skilled in combat and armed with his signature billy club weapon, Daredevil will do whatever it takes to protect and defend the innocent. The Daredevil Premium Format. Figure is an outstanding addition to any collection, perfect for any Marvel display.
Retcon Punch interviewed DAREDEVIL artist Chris Samnee and they discussed all things about issue #1 in the new volume. Samnee comments
on his panel layouts, inspiration, and offers some behind-the-scenes details.
Marvel promised news about the Original Sin teaser posted on the 21st at C2E2, and today we got it...
DAREDEVIL #6 and #7 will feature a story about Sister Maggie.
For more details, please visit the links:
"The story will focus on Sister Maggie --
the nun who helped raise young Matt Murdock when his mother left --
who is currently in prison and holding on to some secrets that will redefine how Matt views himself.
The story will be drawn by regular series colorist Javier Rodriquez who also drew a forward-looking story in "Daredevil" #1.50 which the writer said is key to where he and Chris Samnee are taking the book going forward."
UPDATED: Marvel.com also spoke with Waid about the story...
"I think there's a reason Matt's mother has been used so sparingly, and that's because no one wants to be the writer who screws her up. But I think we have a strong hook that tells us a lot more about her than we'd previously suspected."
This May, the Marvel Universe's deadliest assassin braves new dangers in ELEKTRA #2 --
from critically acclaimed creators Haden Blackman and Mike Del Mundo!
After the shocking events of the first jaw-dropping issue of Elektra,
the psychotic killer Bloody Lips is closing in on Marvel's deadliest femme fatale.
If she's going to survive, she'll first have to fight her way through the dangerous Monster Island in
search of the elusive assassin known only as Cape Crow! What untold terrors lie on Monster Island -- and is Elektra's
first mission back set to be her last? Blackman
and Del Mundo weave another gorgeous issue about honor and redemption that has to be seen to be believed!
Don't miss the hauntingly beautiful ELEKTRA #2 when it hits comic shops this May!
ELEKTRA #2 (MAR140658)
Written by HADEN BLACKMAN
Art & Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Variant Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE (MAR140659)
FOC . 4/28/14, On-Sale . 5/21/14
July 2014 solicits are now up on the site! There will be two issues of DAREDEVIL, and we'll find out more info about #6 at C2E2 this weekend.
There's also a collection of DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR published as DAREDEVIL #0.1, ELEKTRA #4 and more!
DAREDEVIL #1.50 ships April 9th and here's the full lettered preview!
There are some pretty major spoilers in this preview, so please be warned.
Mark Waid and Javier Rodriguez have the first story, and Karl Kesel & Tom Palmer, and Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev have the others.
Paolo Rivera has drawn the cover, which showcases names of many of the talented people who have worked on the book (more on that below). There are also variant covers by Chris Samnee and a set of 5 by Marcos Martin!
As I mentioned above, Paolo Rivera drew the names (and images) from many past and present DAREDEVIL creators.
Here's a list of everyone who appears on the cover... at my count there are 158, but if I missed anyone please let me know.
Arthur Byron Cover
Brian Michael Bendis
Fred van Lente
Glenn Alan Herdling
Ivan Valez, Jr.
John Romita, Jr.
P. Craig Ruseell
Roberto De La Torre
Beautifully Deadly -- Your First Look at ELEKTRA #1!
This April, witness the beautifully violent return of one of the Marvel Universe's deadliest assassins in ELEKTRA #1 --
from critically acclaimed creators Haden Blackman and Mike Del Mundo!
A life spent in silent pain has led Elektra Natchios to the brink of despair.
But as the crimson-clad assassin prepares to shed her blood-soaked past and take the next step,
everything you know about her will change in an instant!
Death is no escape, but she will find her way as a new option opens up that will take Elektra to places no other hero will go!
"If anything, we'll be putting Elektra into even more precarious situations," says writer Haden Blackman in an interview with Marvel.com.
"Not only will she be risking her life, but it's finally her life; she's no longer answering to anyone and is now striking out on her own to
figure out who she is and what she wants, so she has even more to lose than ever before."
Deadly threats and lethal foes await around every turn.
But they will discover that none are quite as dangerous as Elektra herself. The next stage in the life of the most
dangerous assassin in the Marvel Universe begins this April in ELEKTRA #1!
ELEKTRA #1 (FEB140678)
Written by HADEN BLACKMAN
Art & Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Variant Covers by PAOLO RIVERA,
BILL SIENKIEWICZ and SKOTTIE YOUNG
Blank Variant Also Available!
FOC . 03/31/14, On-Sale 04/23/14
And if the preview isn't enough, there's a new interview with artist Mike Del Mundo at Newsarama today. Head on over after you've checked out the pages above!
The Netflix Daredevil show will be coming out in 2015. Last month when the news
was released that filming would take place in New York City, fans have been wondering
when that filming would take place.
Marvel's Jeph Loeb spoke with HitFix about the shows, and we got confirmation that the Daredevil show will
start filming in July, followed by Jessica Jones, then Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and the Defenders.
Celebrate 50 Years Without Fear This April With DAREDEVIL #1.50!
This April, grab 50 fearless years by the horns in DAREDEVIL #1.50, a special anniversary issue brought to you by superstar creators from
Hornhead's past and present -- including Mark Waid & Javier Rodriguez, Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev and Karl Kesel!
"We're celebrating the Man Without Fear's 50th anniversary not by looking back, but by looking forward," says Waid. "With a special story set in the
future, on Matt Murdock's 50th birthday, peppered with clues for sharp-eyed readers as to what the rest of 2014 will hold for Daredevil!"
On Matt Murdock's 50th Birthday -- tragedy strikes the city of San Francisco, forcing the Man Without Fear out of his long earned retirement. What
will happen to Matt Murdock in the future? Who lives? Who dies? Don't miss the twists and turns that will have readers buzzing!
But that's not all! DAREDEVIL #1.50 comes jam-packed with new backup stories from legendary past Daredevil creators! Experience new stories
from Karl Kesel and Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev as they examine untold tales of Matt Murdock's most triumphant victories.and heartbreaking
What will tomorrow hold for Matt Murdock? And how will this year's events play into his unexpected future? Can a man truly stay fearless forever? The
answers -- and even more surprises are coming sooner than you think! Look out -- here comes DAREDEVIL #1.50!
DAREDEVIL #1.50 (FEB140702)
Written by MARK WAID,
KARL KESEL & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ, KARL KESEL & ALEX MALEEV
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Variant Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE (FEB140704)
Decade Variants by MARCOS MARTIN
FOC --03/17/14 On-Sale - 04/09/14
Recently had the chance to speak with forthcoming ELEKTRA writer Haden Blackman about the series and what we can expect with the character. We also discuss the
great Mike Del Mundo artwork. Many thanks to Mr. Blackman!
03/04 - DAREDEVIL #1 Exclusive Wizard World Covers
Just when you thought you knew about all the covers for DAREDEVIL #1, Marvel and Wizard World have announced two special variants
for the relaunched series that will only be available in Louisville later this month at the Wizard World show.
Drawn by Michael Golden, the exclusive variants will come in a color and b&w version, and will have a limited run of 3000 and 2500, respectively.
This will bring the total number of covers for DAREDEVIL #1 to 8!
DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR #2 Hits Digital Devices Today! The Smash Hit Infinite Comic Series Continues Today!
NEW YORK, NY -- Today, hit the road with Matt Murdock as Daredevil makes the jump to your digital device in DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR #2, the next chapter of the genre-defining Infinite Comic series from critically acclaimed Daredevil writer Mark Waid and artist Peter Krause!
Now that the world knows about his double life, Matt Murdock has been forced to leave NYC. In the company of Kirsten McDuffie, he.s begun his journey to his new home in San Francisco. But it.s Matt Murdock -- you didn.t think he was going to stay out of trouble, did you? No, he'll have to dodge bullets, lasers, and survive a thrilling high speed chase atop a police car. And that's just this issue!
Designed specifically for mobile devices while fully embracing the technologies of tomorrow, Marvel's offering its all-new weekly digital comic content in style. Accessible for new fans, but also set in current continuity, Daredevil: Road Warrior defies expectations at every turn -- shattering the possibilities of what's possible in Infinite Comic storytelling!
Available right at your fingertips, in DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR #2 is available on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & Android TM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!
As the Man Without Fear dukes it out with mysterious foes atop a speeding car -- what else could possibly go wrong? Find out today, as Daredevil's digital adventure continues in one of the hottest digital comics of the year!
02/26 - Marvel Netflix shows will film in New York City
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and the Defenders will all film in New York City, under an agreement between
Disney/Marvel and the city. Daredevil will be the first show, with cameras rolling this summer.
More details below!
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix Inc. today announced that Marvel's landmark live-action television series, which will bring Marvel's "flawed heroes of Hell's Kitchen" characters to Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will principally film in New York State. Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking series is Marvel's most ambitious foray yet into live-action television storytelling and represents the largest film or television production project commitment in New York State history.
Daredevil will be the first series from Marvel and Netflix to film in New York City
Filming is set to begin in the Summer 2014 and will create at least three thousand jobs in New York State including up to 400 full time jobs. The project will include nearly 60 one-hour episodes focused on the 4 Defenders characters: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
"New York is where the entertainment industry started, and this unprecedented commitment from Disney and Marvel is further evidence that we're bringing it back bigger and better than ever before," said Governor Cuomo. "And when the entertainment industry thrives, it fuels dozens of other industries and businesses. The competition for these projects is fierce and Disney could have chosen to film these shows anywhere, but they knew that shooting in New York means getting to work with the best in world. These shows bring New York's super heroes home where they belong--along with hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in new business."
"Since 2008 Disney has directly contributed almost half a billion dollars to New York's economy through television and film production, along with approximately 9,000 jobs for New Yorkers," said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. "The Governor's policies make this great state a more affordable and attractive location, opening the door for even greater economic investment and job creation for New Yorkers. Our Marvel series for Netflix will inject millions directly into the local economy and create hundreds of new jobs."
"We thank the Governor and the great state of New York for helping us create the ultimate backdrop to this epic series. Setting our production in New York City truly underscores the authenticity and excitement we plan to bring to The Defenders and their 'flawed heroes of Hell's Kitchen' stories," said Alan Fine, President, Marvel Entertainment.
Last November, Disney and Netflix announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs totaling 52 one-hour episodes culminating in a four to eight episode mini-series programming event. Led by a series focused on "Daredevil," followed by "Jessica Jones," "Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage," the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking viewers deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell's Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a mini-series event in which the Marvel characters from the first four series team up as "The Defenders," much like "The Avengers."
This new original TV deal follows last year's landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm.
"The Defenders are classic New York characters; smart, resourceful and tough enough to always stand up for what's right," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. "We're delighted they're coming to life on their home turf thanks to Governor Cuomo and his team."
When Governor Cuomo took office in 2011, he made the attraction of the film and television production and post production industries, and jobs and the economic impact they bring with them, a key part of his overall strategy to grow New York State's economy. Since that time, he has signed into law several important changes to both programs to make New York more competitive in this global marketplace, and the results have been significant. Both programs enjoyed record-breaking years in 2013, bringing billions of dollars in new spending and thousands of jobs into the Empire State. The stability provided by multiyear funding has particularly encouraged the development of television series production work, like the new Marvel series, as well as long term investments in infrastructure, all of which creates thousands of jobs directly and indirectly related to the actual productions themselves.
During calendar year 2013, applications for 183 film productions were submitted that included 124 films, 33 television programs and 26 pilots. These projects will:
-Generate a direct spend of $2.11 billion in NYS; -Collect a projected $477 million in credits; and -Hire an estimated 128,165 actors and crew for the 183 projects submitted.
John Ford, President, International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 52 said, "The men and women of the IATSE look forward to participating in this groundbreaking endeavor. Thanks to the vision of Governor Cuomo and the Legislature, the long term funding of the production incentives gives employers the comfort they need to invest in these new avenues of entertainment, which will provide thousands of new jobs with good wages and benefits."
Thomas J. O'Donnell, President Teamsters Local 817 said, "Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 is thrilled that Marvel's newest television series will be filmed in New York. This long-term commitment is an incredible accomplishment that will bring not just jobs, but also stability to our members work and family lives."
The Devil Comes to San Francisco This March in DAREDEVIL #1!
This March, the Eisner Award winning creative team returns for the next chapter in the saga of Matt Murdock, as
the Man Without Fear rushes headlong into All-New Marvel NOW! Marvel is proud to present your first look at DAREDEVIL #1 --
from the blockbuster creative team of Mark Waid & Chris Samnee!
Gifted with an imperceptible radar sense, blind lawyer Matt Murdock patrols the streets with a Billy club and a passion for justice.
Only this time -- it's a brand new city, with even more dangerous foes. Join Matt Murdock as he journeys from the dark streets of
Hell's Kitchen to the sun-drenched boulevards of San Francisco.
"With a new status quo that demanded an ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! launch," says Editor Ellie Pyle, "this is a perfect time to jump on to
"With the Eisner-Award winning creative team and the kick-butt San Francisco setting (and did we mention the Netflix series starting
next year?) you're crazy not to give DAREDEVIL #1 a try!"
And the scenery isn't the only new thing in store for Ol' Hornhead. A world of changes are in store for Matt Murdock as old haunts
and familiar faces rise up to give the devil his due. Changes that will turn his life upside down yet again! Don't
miss one moment of the highly anticipated series this March when DAREDEVIL #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices!
DAREDEVIL #1 (JAN140630)
Written by MARK WAID
Art & Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS (JAN140633)
75th Anniversary Sketch Variant by ALEX ROSS (JAN140632)
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JAN140631)
Animal Variant by CHRIS SAMNEE (JAN140634)
Young Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG (JAN140635)
FOC .02/24/14 On-Sale -03/19/14
Volume 3 of DAREDEVIL ends this week, and I reached out to many of the talented people who worked on the comic to get their response to this question... "What did working on DAREDEVIL Volume 3 mean to you personally and professionally"?
So, along with a brief history of Volume 3, I present the responses I received (and I will add others as I receive them...). Many thanks to all the creators who got back to me with their answers, much appreciated.
02/06 - Mark Waid and Ellie Pyle talk DAREDEVIL #1.50
CBR has a new interview with DAREDEVIL writer Mark Waid and newly promoted editor Ellie Pyle, where they discussed the special
#1.50 issue that will be drawn by Javier Rodriguez. They hint at what the "future" holds for DD and which past DD creators will be coming
back for the issue.
There is also a small preview of issue #36 by Samnee and Rodriguez, so head on over!
02/06 - Peter Krause talks DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR
Christine at TOMP had a chance to speak with forthcoming DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR artist Peter Krause, and they discussed the digital story
and some of Krause's favourite DD stories and characters. Check it out!
The second interview to help celebrate the site's anniversary is now up! DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS artist Thony Silas spoke about his arc with Jimmy Palmiotti and also his work on BATMAN BEYOND. Hope you guys enjoy the new interview!
The End? Or the Beginning? Your First Look at DAREDEVIL #36!
This February -- Matt Murdock's life comes crashing down in DAREDEVIL #36 -- the fearless final issue from critically
acclaimed storytellers Mark Waid & Chris Samnee! After the shocking events of last issue, there's nowhere left for Matt to run.
The Man Without Fear stands alone against the villainous hate group known as Sons of the Serpent.
And their climactic clash is about to take place on a different kind of battlefield -- in a New York City
courtroom! But how much is he willing to sacrifice in the name of victory? It's time for the Man Without Fear to
show how fearless he really is. And the truth may shock you! It's all been leading to this -- and the seeds sown here bear
bitter fruit for Daredevil in 2014! You don't need a radar sense to know this one will be big! Don't miss the epic finale
this February in DAREDEVIL #36!
DAREDEVIL #36 (DEC130738)
Written by MARK WAID
Art & Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
FOC 1/27/14, ON-SALE 2/19/14
To help celebrate the site anniversary, I asked Mark Waid if he had time for a few quick questions, and he happily obliged.
So I hope you like this quick Q&A with the current DD writer, and hopefully I've got another interview coming very soon! Many thanks to Mr. Waid.
Celebrate 50 Years of Daredevil in April with DAREDEVIL #1.50!
This April, grab fifty fearless years by the horns in DAREDEVIL #1.50!
Brought to you by critically acclaimed Daredevil scribe Mark Waid and red-hot artist Javier Rodriguez, this special anniversary issue celebrates Daredevil's legacy not by reflecting on the past, but by barreling headfirst into the future!
"At editor Steve Wacker's suggestion, we're celebrating the Man Without Fear's 50th anniversary not by
looking back--but by looking forward," says series writer Mark Waid.
"With a special story set in the future, on Matt Murdock's 50th birthday,
peppered with clues for sharp-eyed readers as to what the rest of 2014 will hold for Daredevil!"
But that's not all! DAREDEVIL #1.50 comes jam-packed with a hailstorm of brand-new backup stories
crafted just the special occasion, courtesy of Horn Head's most iconic creators!
What will tomorrow bring for Matt Murdock, and how will this year's events play into his unexpected future?
Can a man truly stay fearless forever? The answers -- and even more surprises -- will hit sooner than you'd expect!
Hang on tight, because the future for Matt Murdock is now in DAREDEVIL #1.50!
Written by MARK WAID
Art by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Variant Covers by MARCOS MARTIN & CHRIS SAMNEE
I'm posting this about 4 hours early on the 15th, because I know I won't have time
tomorrow morning. But I quickly wanted to say thank you to every single one of you
who take the time to visit and contribute to this small corner of the internet
that has been a part of my life for 18 years now.
I say it all the time, but I have been very lucky to have people around the world
contact me to get my help about this character... this character that I
didn't fully appreciate until I started the site.
I spend time on the site every single day, even if you don't see it or I don't announce it to the world.
I appreciate the trust you have in me and it boggles my mind that I have been doing this for 18 years.
I've been working on the site longer than I've known my wife and kids! And now my site is an adult.
I've got two interviews on the go that I hope to post to help celebrate the occasion. Fingers crossed those come through.
01/09 - Waid and Krause talk DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR
Posted today was a new interview with the DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR team of Mark Waid and Peter Krause. They discuss the digital Infinite comic and there's lots of black and white preview artwork. If you look at it closely, you might recognize a familiar villain from DD's past.
DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR starts one week after issue #36 ends Volume 3 in February.