Netflix's Daredevil: Here's the First Photo of Charlie Cox in Costume, Plus 9 Teases the Cast Revealed at New York Comic Con

No disrespect to Ben Affleck, but I think Netflix's Daredevil might be the best one ever.

The cast of upcoming superhero series gathered at New York Comic Con on Saturday to tease what's ahead and debut the first (four!) clips from the much-anticipated drama, which is only the first of five collaborations between Marvel and Netflix

In addition to providing attendees with an exclusive preview of this latest incarnation of Matt Murdock (and his titular alter-ego), stars Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, and more revealed secrets from the show—including who exactly Rosario Dawson is playing! Here's what we learned:


1. The cast has practically doubled in size

Previously, the only known stars of Daredevil were Cox as Matt Murdock, Woll as Karen Page, D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, and Elden Henson as Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, with Dawson playing a mystery but "critical" role. But as Marvel's Jeph Loeb was pleased to announce, the series has also added Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna, the love of Fisk's life; Vondie Curtis Hall as the intrepid reporter Ben Urich; Bob Gunton as the sardonic supervillain Leland Owlsley; and Toby Leonard Moore as Welsey, Fisk's righthand man.


2. Rosario Dawson is playing...

Claire Temple, "a nurse who works at night," as Loeb pragmatically described. Claire encounters Matt when she discovers him masked and unconscious in a dumpster. But rather than calling the cops, Claire brings him into her apartment and cares for him. And #TheMoreYouKnow: In the comics, Claire Temple is the ex-wife of Bill Foster (Goliath) and the romantic interest of Luke Cage, who also happens to be getting his own Netflix-Marvel series. So much crossover potential!


3. Daredevil won't just focus on Matt's vigilante persona

While discussing one of his favorite Daredevil comics, Cox hinted that in addition to following Matt's crimefighting efforts, the series will also focus on his day job. "I think it's so great to read a Daredevil novel and be so thrilled by a courtroom scene in a graphic novel. I love that and we've got some stuff coming up that you guys might like that's related," Cox teased.


4. The show will take advantage of Netflix's binge-viewing business model

"Because there isn't a week in between, you [don't have to spend as much time] reminding the audiences of what happened. And also ending an episode on a cliffhanger is kind of fruitless," Cox said. "I think more than anything else it's going to feel like a 13-hour movie."


5. It's going to be dark

Based on the clips that we saw during the panel, Daredevil feels far more similar to Arrow—minus the indie soundtrack and gratuitous shirtless men—than it does to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. And that's very much by design. As Cox explained, the character of Daredevil "does kind of suit a slightly older audience," and since the series is airing on Netflix, the writers didn't have to shy away from the darker themes, something. That was crucial to showrunner Steven S. DeKnight: "My influences growing up were the Frank Miller run and the [Brian Michael Bendis] run and I think you'll really, really see that in the gritty, realistic tone of this show," DeKnight said. 


6. Wilson Fisk (a.k.a. Kingpin) won't be your average antagonist

"Our Fisk, he's a child and he's a monster," D'Onofrio said. "Every move that he makes and everything that he does in our story comes from his foundation of morality inside himself." However, upon meeting Vanessa at her art gallery, Fisk will begin to get drawn "out of the shadows" a bit.


7. Expect major daddy issues

Ah, flashbacks to memories with a character's father. It's a classic trope and one that will live on in Daredevil. "We see a bit off Matt's father and who Matt's father wanted him to be and I think that's something that plays on Matt's mind," Cox said while discussing Matt's constant identity crisis between lawyer and vigilante. And judging by one of the clips, which featured a battered Matt flashing back to his childhood in the middle of a fight scene, Cox might've underplayed how much Matt's dad still haunts him.


8. There aren't any heroes or villains

"It's just people making different choices," DeKnight said of his approach to the series. "It's a constant struggle for Matt Murdock, and oftentimes he crosses the line. And one of the questions we ask in this show is, 'How far will he go?' With Wilson Fisk on the flipside, when you hear the explanation of what he's doing and why he's doing it, I think you're going to say, 'You know what? That's not a bad idea. That's pretty good.' So there will be times on the show where you're not quite sure who to root for."


9. There's definitely potential for Marvel crossovers

When asked whether Daredevil would ever acknowledge characters or organizations (like Hydra) from Marvel's other big television venture, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Loeb left the door conspicuously open. "I think you know, it's all connected, man."


Check out the first photo of Cox in costume as Daredevil below; the look was inspired by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.'s Daredevil: Man Without Fear.


To see a larger version of the image, click here.


Netflix hasn't announced a premiere date for Daredevil, but the 13-episode series is expected to debut sometime in 2015.


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Apr 27, 2018
I think this is a really good article. You make this information interesting and engaging. And I have tv series jackets and films series so check out
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Jun 21, 2016
Charlie Cox my favorite actor and i like his stylish costume..http://goo.gl/TtwTT3
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Oct 13, 2014
So far I like it. I feel like they're nailing it.
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Oct 13, 2014
If this is the daredevil costume, than Houston we have a problem
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Oct 13, 2014
I am looking forward for it...I love Charlie Cox and I think he will be an excellent Daredevil...
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Oct 13, 2014
I loved the movie (yes, I know, it was pretty bad, but I loved it anyway) so this looks wonderful. Between Gotham, Constantine, and Daredevil, I'm going to be one happy viewer.
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Oct 13, 2014
This is a very, VERY obvious suggestion to make sure this series isn't a total flop

Stick must be in it.

Seriously, if we have to deal with another self-taught Murdock, who end up a martial art expert without any proper training before he becomes DD... sorry, but I'm out

'Being through that nonsense before with Bat-fleck, 'ain't going back there again.

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Oct 13, 2014
Scott Glenn is playing Stick
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Oct 17, 2014
Thank you!
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Oct 12, 2014

There is no love into the Universe at all now a days for sure!!!

Into every Action/Adventure and Fantasy, and Supernatural/Horror with both Tv and Films... It's always about the highlight major of action pack just only... And no Romance/Love added upon along side to the action pack... Like they did have it back into the 90's and the 80's being 50/50 counts with action/love....

There is no need just keep it on combat or action only thru out entire storyline plot... And also, there is more to an storyline plot just only about the action pack all the time... Well, Romance/Love sure can fit right into the storyline plot along side to action... It's called team-work working together stop the bad guys/villains...

They don't actually put the male lead & the female lead together in Action films Because of the Love Story... They put them together because of the heroes destiny of journey adventure...

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Oct 12, 2014
Bob Gunton as a villain? That's an odd choice, but I'll get it a shot.
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Oct 12, 2014
Please stay away from AoS, don't get into that mess.
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Oct 12, 2014
http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/34246/first-photos-netflix-s-daredevil-tv-series has more.
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Oct 12, 2014
Costume's color is so damned dark, you can see a lot of noise in that image as it tries to capture the details. Otherwise it seems fine and this all should be interesting.
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Oct 12, 2014
This is likely to be his very first costume, and it will evolve from there, presumably ending up with red, and then maybe adding horns like you said.

Of course, it will be more likely to get to that point if they have multiple phases like the movies, with more than one season of Daredevil, which I'm really hoping for.
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Oct 13, 2014
I figure you're right, but it's still overboard, they should have dialed it back to a near-black shade of purple or something that would show up in-camera better (like the Batmobile shade of purple, it looks black in-camera but it's not). Plus, how would Matt Murdoch know what color the material is?
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Oct 12, 2014
Oh yeah, and horns or GTFO
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Oct 12, 2014
Ummmm...isn't this the same exact Daredevil costume that everyone hated from the "Trail f the Incredible Hulk" tv movie waaaaaaaay back in '89?
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Oct 12, 2014
That was spandex.
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Oct 12, 2014
How could anyone hate spandex, especially in '89??
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Oct 13, 2014
Because it looked cheap and shiny and cartoonish and doomed the superhero world to feel stuck in the past for live-action media for another decade.
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Oct 13, 2014
But it feels SOOOO right on your skin!! And, it doesn't really look any sillier than all the costumes that just opted for overly-textured leather in place of spandex
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Oct 12, 2014
God, this sounds so good. I was already very excited for this, but there are a few things here that make me that much more excited. There's already a possible cross-over with one of the other series? Nice! I love that they're planning to focus on the lawyer side of the character as well, and I especially love how enthusiastic they seem about it. I know they've already said that the show would be darker/grittier, but I still love hearing it re-confirmed. And I really like the idea of having more shades of great with the protagonists and antagonist.
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Oct 12, 2014
ahah, no ben afflec is always a good thing but where is elektra? :P
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Oct 12, 2014
Personally, even as rough as Ben was, I thought Garner was 10x worse in both movies. Hopefully they take a lot more time planning and casting if they do opt for bringing on Elektra.
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Oct 12, 2014
"No disrespect to Ben Affleck, but I think Netflix's Daredevil might be the best one ever." That was funny I mean I remember the daredevil movie and I was looking forward to it but it sucked and it sucked big time. And now he is the new Batman there is no justice in the world and thanks to this little review I know why I will not be watching the Batman vs Superman movie.
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Oct 12, 2014
I wasn't sure whether I should watch. Ben Afflec has given me 'Devliphobia'.
But, Deborah Ann Woll! I'm in. And I really hope it's good.
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Oct 12, 2014
I've never been the biggest fan of Daredevil as a character, but this looks promising, especially if they nail the courtroom stuff. I'm a sucker for well-done law drama.
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Oct 12, 2014
Netflix, not neflix. Typo in the title
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Oct 12, 2014
I still prefer to call it "The Netflick."
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Oct 12, 2014
Oops, fixed. Thanks.
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Oct 12, 2014
I love Neflix.
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Oct 12, 2014
I was against this but once I saw Steven S. DeKnight and the cast attached to it, I started looking forward to it.
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Oct 12, 2014
awesome, this fall iz gonna be epic, too many superhero/comic showz
agents of shield, arrow, flash, agent carter, daredevil, contantine
btw gotham sucks
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Oct 12, 2014
Cool! They're using the Frank Miller/John Romita Jr inspiration based on their mini-series(that re-tells Daredevil's origin) before he gets his iconic red suit.Everything about this series is sounding good.I think Marvel will deliver another winner.


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Oct 12, 2014
Cool. Although with the all-black costume, he kinda looks like a Hand ninja. But whatever, I'm just interested to see what they do with this whole thing.

About the flashbacks, what about Stick? Do they keep that part of the mythology of Matt's past, the guy who trained him as a ninja and to hone his senses? I guess time will tell....
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Oct 12, 2014
"My influences growing up were the Frank Miller run and the [Brian Michael Bendis] run and I think you'll really, really see that in the gritty, realistic tone of this show," DeKnight said."

This is exactly what I was hoping for!

I'm still a skeptic at heart, but Miller & Bendis wrote 'devil at its absolute best, & this news is encouraging as shit.

I was gonna kinda watch it anyway whenever it came around, but just now, I'm beginning to truly look forward to it :)
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Oct 12, 2014
I've even more excited now. The only bad thing is that 2015 seems sooo far away. :P
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Oct 12, 2014
Looks pretty good. I'll definitely have to check that out.
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