Netflix “Daredevil” Is Dark and Awesome

April 15, 2015

“Marvel’s Daredevil” premiered all 13 episodes on Netflix over the weekend (and it’s freaking amazing) and follows blind comic-book hero Matt Murdock, played by British actor Charlie Cox.

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Murdock is a lawyer by day and masked vigilante Daredevil by night, fighting criminals in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, a neighborhood destroyed by the explosive climax of 2012’s “Avengers” film.

“I felt like this was the next evolutionary step in the Marvel cinematic universe with what they were going to do, and they were going to go grittier and darker,” Cox said.

“(Murdock) is Catholic and presumably believes in God and divine order and yet he’s playing God in some ways,” Cox said. “He goes home and sits with those feelings, and feels that inner conflict and dilemma and that idea of purgatory.”

Marvel has dominated the superhero genre with blockbuster films such as “Iron Man” and “Captain America.” The upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is expected to break box office records next month.

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