The term Daredevil has gone viral since his appearance in the movie Spiderman No Way Home. If you have seen the movie in theaters, you have seen the excitement of all Daredevil’s fans. So here we are to talk about Daredevil and his alter ego, Mattew Murdock.
Mattew Murdock is a Marvel Comics character AKA known as Daredevil.
Who is Matt Murdock?
Matt Murdock is the brainchild of legendary comic book writer Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett. Murdock made his first appearance in Daredevil #1, published in 1964. According to the comics, Daredevil is a “human mutate” who gets his powers after being blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from a truck. Depicted in an iconic red suit, Daredevil is known as the “man without fear” and the “Devil of Hell’s kitchen.” Daredevil has appeared in hundreds of Marvel comics. It has made it to the screen in 2003’s Daredevil, which starred Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock, and Netflix shows Daredevil. Unfortunately, Netflix’s Daredevil ended in 2018, but fans hope they haven’t seen the last of the crimson superhero. Some are convinced they’ve spotted him in the background of the latest trailer for She-Hulk.
After his transformation, Daredevil never regains his sight. But does find that his other senses have been enhanced to superhuman levels. He also gains an additional “radar” sense.
In the comics, Matt Murdock grows up with his single Dad, Jack Murdock, in a dangerous neighborhood called Hell’s Kitchen. Not long after the accident where Matt lost his eyes, Jack is killed by gangsters. Now an orphan, Daredevil, with the help of his supporter known as Stick, learns to protect himself. He teaches Matt advanced martial arts and karate skills. After a few years, Matt Murdock successfully graduated from law school. But unsatisfied decides to begin a double life-fighting crime as the masked vigilante Daredevil.
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Who is Matt Murdock in love with?
Daredevil’s best-known love interest is Karen Page, his law-firm secretary. In Daredevil #57, Murdock reveals his secret identity to his girlfriend, Karen Page. Unfortunately, the latter breaks up with him after the big reveal. But Daredevil doesn’t remain single for long. Black Widow joins as a crime-fighting partner and romantic interest for the hero in Daredevil #86.
Daredevil in MCU
After the returns of Daredevil and Wilson Fisk in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘Hawkeye.’ The canceled Netflix series ‘Daredevil’ suddenly became the center of attraction for MCU fans.
When the Daredevil series premiered on Netflix in April 2015, the series swiftly earned the title “fan favorite.” While the Avengers dealt with aliens threatening to destroy all of New York City. Daredevil focused on street-level crime in Hell’s Kitchen and a blind lawyer wearing an all-black suit better fit for a burglar than a superhero. His action was more realistic, and his violence was more brutal. The Avengers featured a super-soldier (Captain America) and a hulking green monster (Hulk) who could destroy an alien spaceship with a single punch. Instead, Daredevil had become a hero who has been beaten and bloodied about as often as his superpowerless enemies.
Other Marvel TV Series.
Before Marvel Studios started creating its T.V. series to populate Disney+, Marvel’s T.V. enterprises were scattered across a disconnected multiverse of their own. By offering a wide variety of storytelling to equally varied returns. Under the leadership of Jeph Loeb, Marvel Television collaborated with 20th Century Fox to produce series such as Legion and The Gifted and with Hulu on titles like Runaways. At the same time, Disney-owned A.B.C. hosted MCU-related projects, including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, and Inhumans. However, its most ambitious undertaking was its partnership with Netflix as Marvel Television introduced a team of New York City heroes across four series. For its street-level take on the Avengers, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist culminated in the crossover series The Defenders.
Daredevil never broke its stride for three seasons. Even series such as The Defenders and Iron Fist have failed to find their footing. Much of the credit for Daredevil’s consistent quality belonged to the show’s two stars. Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil, and Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays Kingpin. Whose on-screen rivalry and war over New York City helped redefine two classic characters from Marvel comics. But by November 2018, Luke Cage, Daredevil, and Iron Fist were canceled.
Now, over three years after the cancellation of Daredevil, Cox’s Murdock and D’Onofrio’s Fisk have both resurfaced in the MCU within a week by making guest appearances in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye, respectively.
Although Fisk essentially serves as the main antagonist in Hawkeye, the series devotes little time to reestablishing his background. Whether this Fisk is the same character, who took control of New York City’s underworld in Daredevil. As a result, he’s already presumed dead by the end of the finale. (Well, presumed dead by any extra-credulous viewers who haven’t read the comics, which contain a similar supposed death scene that Kingpin survives.) However, D’Onofrio recently spoke to E.W. to confirm that this version of Fisk is intended to be the same. “It’s tough to connect all the dots, but they connected as many as they could and that he had lost a bit of his power because of the Blip,” D’Onofrio explained. “The idea [was] to bring him into Hawkeye, to have him be that same character that he was in the earlier show, and play him like that.”
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Cox’s Murdock’s appearance in No Way Home plays a much smaller part that pits Spider-Man against five villains visiting from alternate universes. Murdock is present for a single scene, serving as a lawyer, “a really good one.” Who offers his legal services to Peter Parker, Aunt May, and Happy Hogan. But he sticks around long enough to show off his uncanny hearing and reflexes as he snags a brick from the air before it can hit Peter, teasing fans that the Man Without Fear will be back for more soon enough.
Daredevil’s Entry into MCU
Without much screen time to go on, it’s hard to say when Murdock will appear next now that he’s been reintroduced to the MCU. With Murdock and Fisk both back, it seems inevitable that the two will face off again in a future project. Whether it be a new series on Disney+ or the first Daredevil movie since the pair was portrayed by Ben Affleck and Michael Clarke Duncan in 2003’s Daredevil, it feels more likely that Murdock could return even sooner than that, potentially joining another famous lawyer-superhero in the upcoming She-Hulk series.
She-Hulk is expected to premiere on Disney+ in August 2022, with Tatiana Maslany starring as Jennifer Walters. An attorney specializing in superhuman-related legal cases and who also happens to be the cousin of the famously green and angry Avenger. Murdock and Walters have never appeared opposite in court in the comics. Still, there is some precedent for She-Hulk seeking out Daredevil for legal advice in She-Hulk no. 4 (2014):
Fisk, meanwhile, was seemingly shot down by Maya Lopez near the end of the Hawkeye finale. Still, the show made sure to leave his fate ambiguous by panning the camera away from Fisk and Lopez as gunshot sounds and a crashing body can be heard. The scene is a close re-creation of a near-fatal confrontation between the two in the comics. Which costs Fisk his sight (temporarily) but not his life.
The deaf superhero, who can re-create others’ movements perfectly and fighting styles, is already set to return for a Disney+ show of her own, Echo, with Alaqua Cox reprising her Hawkeye role. And though there is no confirmation of D’Onofrio’s casting in Echo, Hawkeye sets up a potential storyline that follows the fallout between Lopez and Fisk. With plenty of room to include Cox’s Daredevil, too, should the show draw further inspiration from the trio’s connections in the comics?
The dual returns of Daredevil’s two biggest stars open up the possibility of even more characters being reinstated to the MCU from other Marvel-adjacent projects. That was previously out of Disney’s control. Thanks to Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox and the end of its Marvel-centric relationship with Netflix, there are many characters to choose from.
As for the Daredevil fans, chances are looking a lot better nowadays, and as D’Onofrio recently told E.W., he’s right there with them. “Just so they all know, I hope we continue,” D’Onofrio said. “We’re just going to have to see what happens. I keep thinking about Daredevil having ended and having to walk away from that. So that’s on my mind too. Maybe it is all over. But I can only hope it’s not.”
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