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Published On: Fri, Jan 2nd, 2015

Jeph Loeb details ‘Daredevil’ series, the rise of Kingpin, no Bullseye

Fans of Marvel’s Daredevil are eager to see the popular character brought to life in the new Netflix series starring Charlie Cox. Creator Jeph Loeb spoke with EW, revealing that Daredevil will be unique in the Marvel universe in that its setting is very localized.

daredevil-netflix-show charlie cox as daredevil fighting baddie“Within the Marvel universe there are thousands of heroes of all shapes and sizes, but The Avengers are here to save the universe and Daredevil is here to save the neighborhood. It’s a very unique look at Hell’s Kitchen in New York, where Matt Murdock grew up and continues to defend it from people who would harm the people that live there.”

Loeb explains the inspiration and influence for the gritty nature of the show before turning to Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, and what we can expect.

Charlie Cox as Daredevil“Fisk has very many different aspects so it’s not all, ‘I want to conquer the city and make a lot of money.’ In our story, we tell the story of how he met his wife Vanessa and how they fell in love — our antagonist actually has a love story. That’s the love story you’re following, the one you’re invested in, and seeing how that affects him and changes him. I think Vincent just brings such depth to it, his performance is just astounding.”

Loeb also put to rest rumors surrounding the villain Bullseye and why he will not be part of this first storyline.

“I wouldn’t say there’s no plans to include [Bullseye] in the series. It’s not not to say he wouldn’t be in the series at some point. But I think if you try to jam in too many characters, it just becomes a mess. And [Bullseye’s] story was told in the last iteration of Daredevil that anybody saw. My feeling was, ‘Why repeat it?’ And honestly, if you’re looking for a juicy, multi-faceted crime drama, Wilson Fisk was the obvious choice to play the antagonist. Bullseye is a little more cut and dry. Not to say you couldn’t make him fantastic over 13 hours, but Fisk really felt like the right yin to the yang for Matt, and for what we wanted to do this season.”

Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Toby Moore, Bob Gunton, Ayelet Zurer, and Vondie Curtis-Hall.

Daredevil will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2015.

Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock in "Daredevil"

Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock in “Daredevil”

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