With Daredevil set for Netflix next month, we at FTN have been wondering a few things and, high on the list, are how violent it will be and what will the costume really be like?
Well, thankfully, we have a better idea now.
Costume designer, Stephanie Maslansky, has been chatting to Empire Magazine about her work on the show and confirms that it’s not Matt’s own work in the series: “In the end, somebody else makes his Daredevil costume. What’s really exciting is the evolution of it, and how he comes to have it made.”
The first incarnation, the one we’ve seen a few times now (here) is inspired by Frank Miller’s work and was made from materials Matt could pick up himself according to showrunner Steven S. DeKnight who says it’s: “practical sports and military wear, restitching garments from companies like McDavid, CAT, and G-Star”.
DeKnight also commented on the violence since comic fans will know that Daredevil is a pretty dark and violent affair: “Netflix, of course, they don’t have a problem with pushing it. I mean, they go anywhere from G to NC-17. But the Marvel brand, that’s a little different.They’re obviously not comfortable going that far with it, though they’ve allowed us to push it much further than you’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since starting with Iron Man. It is much more geared towards adults. We call it PG-16. We don’t quite get to R, but we kiss right up to it.”
We’re really, really excited to see what this series brings…
Produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios, with executive producers Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) and Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), the full 13-episode season will be made available globally upon release in all territories where Netflix is available. “Marvel’s Daredevil” will premiere all 13 episodes on Netflix April 10.
Starring Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsely aka The Owl), Vondie Curtis Hall (Ben Urich), Toby Leonard Moore (Wesley, Wilson Fisk’s right hand man), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa Fisk), and Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk), “Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Daredevil hits Netflix hard on April 10th