Feast your eyes on these brand new images from the Daredevil TV show, featuring the lead Charlie Cox in and out of costume. And they come with a promise from showrunner Steven S. DeKnight: the TV series will be “the exact opposite” of the widely panned 2003 Ben Affleck movie.

As we’ve previously seen, Cox’s Matt Murdock will start out in the all-black getup from Frank Miller’s graphic novel Daredevil: Man Without Fear, before eventually graduating to the classic red costume. He’ll also have plenty of supporting players around him, from Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) to Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) to his old mentor Stick (Scott Glenn)

But Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb stressed that the show will be more influenced by the likes of The French Connection (1971) and Taxi Driver (1976) than traditional superhero titles.

“There aren’t going to be people flying through the sky; there are no magic hammers. We’ve always approached this as a crime drama first, superhero show second.”

Deknight, known for his work on the hardcore Spartacus (2010 -13), added that the show will have more mature content: “It’s a little grittier and edgier than Marvel has gone before, but we’re not looking to push it to extreme violence or gratuitous nudity.”

Charlie Cox is Daredevil
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Meanwhile, Cox’s biggest challenge says his biggest challenge so far hasn’t been fighting the baddies: it’s working without his sight the way Murdock does:

“Like, I put on a shirt but I can’t look where the buttons are, because Daredevil wouldn’t know where the buttons are. But I also can’t fumble.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly