Friday, February 27, 2015

Netflix producing four Marvel comics TV series

Daredevil stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock. Although he's blind (in the comic books he was hit by a radioactive cylinder in the face, which gave him his powers - super senses. The "incredible gymnastics and martial arts abilities" were things he earned on his own.) which he uses to protect Hell’s Kitchen, one of the roughest and most crime-ridden neighborhoods of New York.

The cast includes Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk (The Kingpin (and if this is from the comic books, Wilson Fisk, what a prosaic name!), Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsely (The Owl), Vondie Curtis Hall as Ben Urich, Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley (Kingpin's minion) and Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Fisk (Kingpin's wife - and that's wrong, in the comic books her name was Vanessa).

Daredevil is the first of four new Marvel/Netflix shows.

Also coming are:

‘AKA Jessica Jones’
Luke Cage’
‘Iron Fist’.

All four will tie together and the heroes will join forces in a follow-up miniseries The Defenders.

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