Marvel’s Jeph Loeb, the man responsible for overseeing the studio’s TV content, has been discussing what we can expect from Daredevil, revealing a few key plot details along the way…
“Within the Marvel universe there are thousands of heroes of all shapes and sizes,” explains Loeb to EW (opens in new tab), “but The Avengers are here to save the universe and Daredevil is here to save the neighbourhood.”
“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 goes on to explain that the new series will be, “about both the rise of the hero and the rise of the villain,” with Wilson Fisk, AKA Kingpin, the obvious choice to fill the latter position.
“Fisk has very many different aspects so it’s not all, ‘I want to conquer the city and make a lot of money,’” continues Loeb. “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 [D’Onofrio] just brings such depth to it, his performance is just astounding.”
And as for Bullseye, the other major antagonist in the Daredevil universe, Loeb isn’t ruling out an appearance at some point, but felt like Kingpin would better serve the series as a whole…
“My feeling was, ‘Why repeat it?’” says Loeb of Bullseye’s story. “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.”
Daredevil will air on Netflix in 2015, with a specific date yet to be confirmed.