Sunday, February 8, 2015

Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix


Drawing heavily on Frank Miller's interpretation, the first trailer from Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix strikes the right tone. The Marvel Cinematic Universe on television is growing in complexity and scope with Marvel's Agents of Shield and Agent Carter on ABC providing a very "mainstream" narrative. I say mainstream because its clear Netflix will be a space to introduce classic characters to a public without a lot of understanding. While fans are excited, not many people know Daredevil, Jessica Jones or Iron Fist.  Thanks to the success of the films, the world of SHIELD is very well known to the general public. As a result, ABC shows are extending an established narrative supported by billion dollar movie franchises while Netflix has comics with decades of stories, but not widely known. Will comics fans get Netflix to see this?  I think the answer might be yes.  Marvel wins.