First Full Trailer for Marvel/Netflix's Daredevil Released
After that tantalizing trailer teaser yesterday, the first full trailer for the first Marvel/Netflix collaboration, Daredevil, has been released, and it highlights the darker, more cynical tone of the show compared to other Marvel outings:
In this trailer, Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock seems to be an antihero in the true sense of the word, in that he might at times be difficult to root for: "I've been preoccupied of late with questions of morality, of right and wrong, good and evil," he says while in confession. "I'm not seeking forgiveness for what I've done, Father. I'm asking forgiveness for what I'm about to do." While other Marvel characters, such as Iron Man, semi-qualify as antiheroes, we've never seen them get as dark and gritty a treatment as this.
This looks more like a DC adaptation than Marvel, but that actually makes a lot of sense. While Marvel is undeniably winning the cinematic universe game, DC has a leg up on Marvel on television. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is becoming more popular and critically acclaimed, but one could easily argue that it's not in the same league as Arrow or The Flash. In that sense, Marvel would be prudent to take a page out of DC's book.
All episodes of Daredevil will debut on Netflix on April 10.