Without any fanfare or spectacle, Marvel has initiated filming of the upcoming DAREDEVIL series for Netflix in New York. The series has cast Charlie Cox (Stardust) as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Vincent D’Onofrio (Men in Black) as the Kingpin, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as an unidentified woman, and finally, Elden Henson (Hunger Games) as Foggy Nelson. With the main cast nailed down, we’re unsure to the plot of the film (although Daredevil can’t stray too far from his basics) and when we’ll see any footage (maybe SDCC if this gets done!).
However, the first camera phone footage of the filming shows a young child, presumably Matt Murdock when he loses his sight during a toxic waste spill into his eyes. You can hear at 10 seconds in, the boy yelling “I can’t see!” several times. It also appears the truck has turned over and a traffic accident has happened, paralleling the origins of Daredevil’s enhanced senses. If you notice the surroundings of the footage and photos below, you can also make out the time frame seeming to be 1970’s or early 80’s (please correct me if I’m wrong).
DAREDEVIL will hit Netflix sometime in 2015 and will be joined by Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones on the streaming format, ending with THE DEFENDERS afterwards.
On 115th and st nick. Filming a tv show and using #harlem as a stand in for 43rd & 9th. pic.twitter.com/4l3QJC8m9z
— Happening Harlem (@HappeningHarlem) July 7, 2014
Source: Latino Review