Confirmed: ‘Daredevil’ Red Suit Officially Revealed by Netflix
Update: It’s officially official! Netflix revealed the red suit in a new video, likely owing to the leak. There’s no official “DD” logo that we can see, but functional armor definitely seems to be the name of the game, and we’ll certainly see more details with wider photos in the days to come.
Marvel’s Daredevil will premiere all 13 episodes on Netflix this Friday, and while the streaming service hasn’t suffered any major gaffes the likes of House of Cards Season 3’s early debut, it seems Netflix may have accidentally pulled back the curtain on Daredevil’s iconic red suit before the premiere.
Take this one with a minor grain of salt for the moment, but late Wednesday an image began making the rounds on Twitter and Reddit, that of a small poster image supposedly placed on Netflix’s browser menu under Daredevil searches, days before its intended release. Some have reported an inability to see the red suit poster, and Netflix will likely scramble to remove any trace, though our own initial search definitively brought up the costume image, and would seem to confirm its legitimacy.
Avert your eyes to remain unspoiled until the end of your binge, but take a look if you dare:
Assuming Netflix wasn’t somehow hacked with a false image, the red suit appears much more armored than its black fabric predecessor, fitting suggestions we’ve heard that Matt would gradually add more protection to the ensemble over the course of his crime-fighting career. Image size prevents us from confirming the presence of a classic “DD” logo, though the suit certainly looks like a more functional take on the character, one that would fit right in with Captain America and Iron Man, should the day ever come.
Streaming all 13 episodes in 4K on April 10, here’s how Netflix describes Marvel’s Daredevil:
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel’s Daredevil is one of the best known properties of the street level heroes and will be the the first of four epic live-action adventure series (Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Iron Fist, and Marvel’s Luke Cage, all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders) that delves into the backstory of how Matt Murdock evolves into Daredevil.
Featuring Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox in the titular role of Matt Murdock, the cast of Marvel’s 2015 series Daredevil also includes Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, The Leftovers star Scott Glenn as Matt’s sensei Stick, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay star Elden Henson as Matt’s best friend Foggy Nelson, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple / Night Nurse.
The show’s New York Comic-Con 2014 panel also revealed the inclusion of Vondie Curtis-Hall as reporter Ben Urich, Man of Steel star Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa (not yet Fisk), and Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsley (The Owl), along with a number of recent supporting additions. Each Marvel Netflix series will shoot 13 episodes, culminating in an eight-episode team-up with The Defenders miniseries, bringing the total to 60 episodes (to start).