Netflix's 'Daredevil' Trailer Proves This Show Is Going To Be Dark & Totally Intriguing

While I knew that the upcoming Daredevil series on Netflix wasn't gonna be Pushing Daisies -levels of sunny thanks to the show's teaser released earlier this month, and was instead going to aim for the dark, gritty side of superhero crime-bustin', I have to say: I was not prepared for just how dark this show was going to be when I pressed play on Daredevil 's first trailer. Turns out, Netflix's Daredevil may just be Marvel's darkest, bloodiest foray yet, in both its television and movie history. I mean, based off the trailer, it's certainly the creepiest and spookiest so far.

Given that Marvel hired horror director Scott Derrickson (Exorcism Of Emily Rose) to take on Doctor Strange , I'd say this is far from the only dark, spooky gift they've got in store for us. But it's what we've got for now, and it's certainly a dramatic start to the four Netflix series Marvel's got in the works. It's making me all the more curious for what that AKA Jessica Jones series is going to look like. Marvel's always varied tone across their films, but their plan to eventually combine their Netflix series into one Defenders mini-series makes me curious as to how much each of these series will vary in feeling. I suppose we'll have to wait for the first actual footage from Jessica Jones to even get an idea of that.

In the meantime, we've got this trailer.

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And its plethora of dark moments. Here are the bits from this thing that really got me intrigued:

Well, Hello There...

Not all dark, spooky, or gritty; there's studly, too.

Deborah Ann Woll As Karen Page

We're not in Bon Temps anymore.

We're In....Uh.....

This seems like a sticky situation.

This Thing's Going To Be Literally In The Dark, As Well As Figuratively

So. Many. Silhouettes.

And This Guy:


And a Kingpin?

Gotta have that Kingpin.

Of course, can't have the Kingpin without some ass-kicking.

"I'm not seeking forgiveness for what I've done, father — I'm asking forgiveness for what I'm about to do."


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