Why Marvel should save Daredevil and revive the show on Disney Plus

Marvel's Daredevil - Credit: Netflix
Marvel's Daredevil - Credit: Netflix /
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The Netflix Original Series “Marvel’s Daredevil”Photo: Barry Wetcher© 2014 Netflix, Inc. All rights reserved. /

Daredevil’s success isn’t limited to the comics

Daredevil was successful because it wasn’t on network television. Think about your favorite TV shows, and what channel were they on? The only network TV show I can think of that I loved was The Office. Netflix gave all the creative control to the people who loved the sources.

Charlie Cox was cast as Matt Murdock and Elden Henson as his partner. Both actors had minimal acting experience in the spotlight, and Cox had an even harder job playing a blind man who beats up bad guys every night. They also made it known quickly Daredevil was human with all his injures. They also made sure to include the fact that Murdock just wanted to make sure his corner of the city was cleaned up rather than “saving the world” like The Avengers were.

The MCU is full of superheroes, but it doesn’t have the average dude who wants to do right in the world. Daredevil gave that to the fans. It gave a sense of humanity and fragility to the superhero world. Matthew Murdock paved the way for superheroes who were vulnerable.

Fans are also dying for comic book content like that. We want content geared for adults to sit down and watch a twenty-minute scene of beatdowns in a hallway. We want villains like Wilson Fisk, who is smart, evil, and manipulative behind the scenes.

Disney can’t take this character and the universe that’s been built and do what they did to Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Disney+ has seen success with The Madolorian and the much anticipated Falcon and Winter Soldier and WandaVision. 

We’d love to see Daredevil continue on Disney Plus. What about you?

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