With the trailer that dropped yesterday, it would be easy to think that Daredevil may just be about The Man Without Fear going up against Wilson Fisk, and Wilson Fisk alone. Yet Marvel revealed today that that’s not the case. In fact, six new characters will arrive in the first season, many of which will clash with Matt Murdoch.
“From the comics, Rob Morgan (“Person of Interest,” “Believe”) will play Turk Barrett, a smalltime criminal in Hell’s Kitchen, while Matt Gerald (“Avatar,” “Dexter”) will play Melvin Potter, a machinist caught between a rock and a hard place.
Siding with Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) are Peter Shinkoda (“Falling Skies,” “Hawaii 5-0”) as Nobu, a Japanese businessman with an agenda all his own; Wai Ching Ho (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Blue Bloods”) as Madame Gao, a powerful woman running her own trade; and Nikolai Nikolaeff (“Camp,” “Sea Patrol”) and Gideon Emery (“Grimm,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2”) as Vladimir and Anatoly, two Russian brothers looking to forge new names for themselves in America.”
The two big reveals are easily about Gladiator (Melvin Potter), and Mauler/Stilt-Man (Turk Barrett), as these are comic adversaries of Daredevil. The others are a bit of a mystery, but could pay off big in the end. It’s worth noting too that we’ve already met Gladiator in the Marvel One-Shot: All Hail The King. Universe building, huh?
Daredevil arrives on Netflix on April 10th.