The villainous character Wilson Fisk takes the spotlight in the new trailer for “Daredevil,” Marvel’s first TV series for Netflix due to arrive in April.
Played by veteran actor Vincent D’Onofrio, Fisk, also known as Kingpin, will make life in Hell’s Kitchen difficult for Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock, the blind vigilante known as the Man Without Fear who, by day, is a practicing attorney.
Watch the new trailer below.
Murdock debuted in comics with the April 1964 cover-dated “Daredevil” No. 1, by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. As a youngster, Matt is blinded in an accident by a radioactive substance that heightens his other senses to superhuman levels. After his father, boxer Battlin’ Jack Murdock, is killed for refusing to throw a fight, the son takes up the fight for justice on two fronts: in the courtroom as an attorney, and on the streets as a vigilante.
“What I love about this show is the moral gray area that’s inherent to Daredevil,” said show-runner Steven S. DeKnight at an appearance at New York Comic-Con last year. “He’s one day away from becoming Frank Castle [also known as Punisher] instead of Matt Murdock.”
The series also stars Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Vondie Curtis Hall as Ben Urich and Scott Glenn as Stick.
The cast additionally includes Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna, Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsley and Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley.
Daredevil was previously brought to the screen in a little-admired 2003 film starring Ben Affleck, who, of course, is tackling a new, high-profile superhero role, playing Batman in Zack Snyder’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
“Daredevil” is to be the first of four new Netflix original series Marvel is producing. “A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” starring Krysten Ritter, is also set to premiere in 2015. “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage” are to follow, leading up to a miniseries, “The Defenders,” which will see the shows’ primary characters team up.
All 13 episodes of the one-hour drama will become available on Netflix on April 10.
— Gina McIntyre and Blake Hennon | @LATHeroComplex
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