NYCC 14: DAREDEVIL Footage Descriptions
We didn’t get to go to NYCC this year (boo) but that doesn’t mean we’re not using all the other sources to find out what happened. The biggest news so far is Marvel and Netflix’s DAREDEVIL. They’ve given us images and showed some footage. We don’t have that footage, but we have two very good descriptions from io9 and IGN. Here they are!
1. Description from io9
The first clip we saw was one of action. The scene takes place inside Karen Page’s (True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll) apartment. It is dark and green. The whole series is about two green tone down from a David Fincher movie, but it’s still fairly green. And dark. It’s almost hard to see all the action (which could be just the nature of screening dark footage in a giant hall) but it’s dark. Karen gets home and sees the window open, she’s nervous, there’s a spot of blood on the floor (or black good, again so dark). Even more nervous Karen climbs her furniture, rooting out what appears to be a USB port squirreled away in an air vent. She sighs, but she’s not alone. I dark haired man appears from the shadows and just chucks her against the wall. This causes her to scream and drop the USB stick or port or whatever. The intruder grab it, and then takes out a knife (cue the knife noise). But before he can slice up Karen there’s another intruder. No it’s Daredevil! But it’s early Daredevil, pre-suit Daredevil.
The fight, it’s intense, it’s quick, it’s dirty but mostly it’s very dark. At some point Daredevil falls out the window, clangs on some scaffolding and lands facedown in the street. The knife CLANGS to his side, the rain thunders on the pavement. All the sounds are heightened. And then BOOM you’re back in time. Daredevil is having a flashback. Everything has a yellow hue. Little Matty Murdock is asleep at a kitchen table and his Dad wakes him. He tells him to study so he won’t end up “like him.” He holds a bag of frozen vegetables to his face. He’s been beaten, bad. His boy feels his bruises. And his father says, “Come on Matty get to work.” Those words spring modern day Daredevil to life. He pushes himself up black rain falls off his head, but red back light blood pours from his mouth. Then Daredevil beats the ever loving shit out of the intruder. It’s excellent.
2. IGN Description