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(2015–2018)

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It's mentioned that Matt grew up at St. Agnes' Orphanage. Skye from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) also stated that she grew up at St. Agnes' orphanage.
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This series, Jessica Jones (2015), Luke Cage (2016), and Iron Fist (2017) were all proposed to Netflix together, along with the plan to create the crossover The Defenders (2017) mini-series.
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In the comics, the paper Ben Urich works for is The Daily Bugle, but on the show, the newspaper he works for is the fictional New York Bulletin. Marvel did not yet have the rights to Spider-Man nor The Daily Bugle at the time of production.
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Charlie Cox stated that this show will be much darker than anything else in the Marvel Cinematic Universe up to this point.
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Charlie Cox wanted to be involved with the series after reading the first two scripts for the series, telling his agent "These are two of the best television scripts I've read".
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The series was watched so many times that Netflix actually released the ratings for this show. Netflix never releases ratings.
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In Ben Urich's office there are two newspaper clippings on the wall, one saying Harlem Terror the other Battle of NY, a reference to the events in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and The Avengers (2012). Another reads "Cybertek Settles", referring to Cybertek and the controversy surrounding it from season one of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013). Additionally, there is a newspaper story that mentions the damage done to Stark Tower during the battle of New York in Marvel's The Avengers (2012).
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Netflix made this show the first to have a descriptive video service. When the fans demanded the descriptive video service be added, Netflix got it completely done in only four days.
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When discussing the fundraiser gala with Fisk, Owlsley remarks that they should "make sure Richmond's on the guest list. He won't come, but he'll get pissy if he isn't invited." This is a reference to Kyle Richmond who, in the Marvel comics, is a rich playboy that eventually gains superpowers and becomes the costumed hero Nighthawk. In the comics, Nighthawk becomes an important member of The Defenders, a group which is going to get its own series from Netflix.
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Charlie Cox was honored at the American Foundation for the Blind's 19th Annual Helen Keller Achievement Awards on June 18, 2015 for his performance as the blind superhero Daredevil.
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In just a couple of weeks, season one became the second-most pirated show in the world after Game of Thrones (2011).
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The black costume that was shown upon reveal takes great inspiration from Frank Miller's Daredevil comic book storyline "The Man Without Fear", which was an alternate retelling of Daredevil's origin in a limited run series.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe actually owes its existence to Daredevil (2003). While playing Foggy Nelson in that film, Jon Favreau spoke to Marvel about directing what would eventually become Iron Man (2008), the breakout entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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The office across the hall from Nelson and Murdock's has a logo on the door of a globe with the name "Atlas Investments". The logo is very similar to the Atlas Comics logo; which is the company that evolved into Marvel Comics.
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Claire Temple was originally introduced in 1972 as a supporting character for Luke Cage, then operating under the code-name "Power Man". Her role treating Murdock's wounds refers to the Marvel character "Night Nurse" (actually a female doctor), who runs an underground medical treatment center to secretly treat injured superheroes such as Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Spider-Man. She would appear in Marvel's three other Netflix series and the The Defenders (2017).
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Jon Bernthal said he'd have fans walk up to him on the streets of New York City to say "Do not mess this up." in reference to his role as Frank Castle/The Punisher. Bernthal would often walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to the set alone, intent on getting into the character's isolated mindset.
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Claire Temple's nickname for Matt, "Mike", harkens to an early run of Daredevil stories where Matt pretended to be his own twin brother, Mike Murdock, who was not blind, to protect his secret identity. Additionally, Matt's middle name is Michael.
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Deborah Ann Woll's real-life boyfriend, E.J. Scott, suffers from a disease called Choroideremia that is causing him to go blind. He dressed up as Matt Murdock at the premiere of the show.
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Although most photos of Daredevil pre-release show him in a generic black outfit, it was confirmed that he would appear in his iconic red outfit toward the end of the first season. According to Marvel Comics' Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, the final suit was an adaptation of the costume he wore in the 2004 comic arc Secret War (not to be confused with the similarly named 1984 and 2015 "Secret Wars" events), influenced by Kevlar body armor and the rivets and shapes of New York City architecture.
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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Mirage Studios) was originally intended as a parody of early 1980s comics including Cerebus, Ronin, and Daredevil (Marvel). In the TMNT origin, after the traffic accident where young Matt Murdock saves the old man and gets radioactive ooze spilled on him, that same ooze falls into the sewers and mutates the turtles. The turtles' mentor "Splinter" is a take on Daredevil's mentor "Stick". In the comics, Daredevil fights a mysterious group of ninjas known as "The Hand", whereas the TMNTs' nemeses are known as "The Foot".
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After the debut of Daredevil in April 2015, Daredevil actor Charlie Cox stated how he would like to see The Punisher make his debut in the recently confirmed second season of Daredevil, which was released in 2016. On June 9, 2015 it was confirmed by Marvel that Frank Castle/The Punisher would make his first appearance in the second season, and was to be played by The Walking Dead (2010) actor Jon Bernthal.
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Charlie Cox had never heard of Daredevil prior to being cast. He only found the character was blind the day before his audition.
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Two paintings in the show, which are shown to Fisk and Murdock, are direct representations of their comic book counterparts. Fisk is shown a large, wide, white painting, and Murdock is shown a tall red painting; in the comics, Fisk primarily wears a white suit and Murdock as Daredevil primarily wears a red suit.
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This show, along with other Netflix series Iron Fist (2017), Luke Cage (2016), and Jessica Jones (2015), exist in the same continuity with one another and within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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In the original comic book storyline, one of Matt Murdock's habits that supported his moniker "Daredevil", was when doing his patrol, he would jump off of buildings without having mapped out how he was going to land on his feet. He would literally improvise it in midair and did this travelling from rooftop to rooftop.
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According to Scott Glenn, Stick is in his late nineties, but still has the strength of a man in his twenties.
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According to Marvel television executive Jeph Loeb, the series was influenced by 1970s crime films like The French Connection (1971), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and Taxi Driver (1976): "We're approaching this as a crime drama first, superhero show second."
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Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page) had not previously read any Daredevil comics, and turned to her fiancé E.J. Scott, who is a huge comic book fan, for guidance.
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Throughout the first season, Fisk is never referred to as "The Kingpin".
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When James Wesley (Toby Leonard Moore) is told how dangerous "the man in black" (Daredevil) is and how much damage he causes, Wesley says "It is a man in a black mask; it's not like he has an iron suit or a magic hammer" referring to Iron Man and Thor, and further establishing continuity with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Jon Bernthal made audition tapes together with Tom Holland while filming Pilgrimage (2017), with both actors landing their roles of Frank Castle/The Punisher and Spider-Man (Captain America: Civil War (2016)) respectively.
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The red and yellow robe used by Battlin' Jack Murdock is reminiscent of Daredevil's original yellow costume in his first appearance. Notably, the limited-run 2001 comic book series Daredevil: Yellow (a modern retelling of several of Daredevil's early adventures) would establish that Matt would create his yellow costume from those robes.
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Charlie Cox stated in interviews that he never cared much about comics before taking this role, but it got him to start checking them out. Now, he's enough of a fan to be disappointed that Daredevil doesn't play his role from the comics in Captain America: Civil War (2016). Even though in Civil War, it was Danny Rand aka Iron Fist masquerading as Daredevil.
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The first live-action Daredevil adaption to have Matt Murdock/Daredevil be trained under Stick. In the previous live-action Daredevil continuity, Stick only appeared in the disastrous Elektra (2005) spin-off film, in which he had no known connections to Daredevil.
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In season two, each episode's title is either verbally mentioned or referenced in the previous one.
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The poster for season two pays homage to The Last Judgement, Michaelangelo's painting depicting the Christian Apocalypse. On the left of Michaelangelo's painting are people ascending to Heaven (depicted in the poster by Foggy, Karen, et cetera) while the people on the right (Fisk, Vanessa, Wesley, et cetera) are cast into Hell. Separating the two groups is Christ (in this poster, Matt himself).
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On April 29, 2016, Netflix and Marvel officially confirmed The Punisher (2017) series. Jon Bernthal was confirmed to reprise his role as Frank Castle/The Punisher.
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Charlie Cox performs many of his own basic stunts but the more hazardous ones are choreographed by his stunt double Chris Brewster.
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The first TV-MA rating for a live-action adaptation of a Marvel comic (which would be the standard for the Marvel Netflix series). Others (The Punisher (2004) and Punisher: War Zone (2008)) have gotten an R-rating . Also the first "Mature" rating in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The title character of the aforementioned "Punisher" films appears in the second season.
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Drew Goddard was initially hired to be the show runner for the first season, but had to drop out. Goddard was committed to directing the feature film version of The Sinister Six, which would've conflicted with this series. Steven S. DeKnight took his place.
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Original showrunner and developer Drew Goddard and showrunner Steven S. DeKnight were writers for Mutant Enemy, production company of Joss Whedon. Both Goddard and DeKnight wrote for Whedon's shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996) and its spin-off, Angel (1999). All three were, as of 2015, developing Marvel properties; Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), the since cancelled The Sinister Six and Daredevil (2015) for Whedon, Goddard, and DeKnight, respectively. Daredevil and The Avengers are property of Marvel Studios and exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while The Sinister Six is a spin-off of Sony's abandoned The Amazing Spider-Man series. Because of the deal made between the two studios on February 2, 2015, Spider-Man is now able to be included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as seen in Captain America: Civil War (2016). Whedon, Goddard, and DeKnight are now, again, contributing to the same intellectual property.
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The sign on the window of Foggy's and Matt's office - Van Lunt - refers to Cornelius Van Lunt, a.k.a. Taurus, a former New York City real estate magnate who forms a criminal organization called Zodiac.
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In artwork for season two (and in a church mural shown as the camera pans out in the trailer), Daredevil is standing in the center of several people. To his right are people from his life as Matt Murdock, and those he fights to protect including fire fighters, police, his father, Foggy, Karen, et cetera. To his left are people he encounters as Daredevil, including The Kingpin, Owlsley, Wesley, a Hand ninja, thugs, et cetera. (Stick is beneath him, but more to the Matt Murdoch side, and other characters from the comics who will likely be revealed this season are present as well.) The entire picture is shadowed by The Punisher's skull symbol, indicating his importance in this season, and also the importance of Foggy, which is represented by the amount of fog behind the characters on both sides of the picture. Matt/Daredevil is at the center, symbolizing the balance he brings to Hell's Kitchen, and also displaying his pivotal role as the scales of justice which he affects as a lawyer and vigilante. The city is shown at the top and is the clearest part of the picture, since it is not clouded by either persona: it's the focus of both Matt and Daredevil. At the "heart" of the city, is the DD flamed symbol from the comics and season one.
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The Veles taxi company takes its name after a Slavic deity of the Underworld.
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In all of the various Daredevil comics, Matt Murdock has always had striking red hair, unlike the series.
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Jason Statham was in negotiations to appear as Bullseye in season two, although he ultimately declined the role.
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Main star of Dexter (2006) Michael C. Hall was rumored for the lead role. He said he would have considered it, but it was nothing but rumors.
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Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) asks Foggy Elden Hansen) if Matt (Charlie Cox) dates. Foggy replies that he doesn't date a woman more than a month, but always knows they are hot despite being blind. Matt uses his radar to tell if a woman is attractive, and his lie detector hearing to know what to say. Stick (Scott Glenn) tells Matt to stop burying his problems between women's legs, further alluding to Matt's sex addiction in the comics. Elektra (Elodie Yung) is introduced in season two, and was created by Frank Miller to explore what superhero sex was like.
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Ayelet Zurer, who plays The Kingpin's girlfriend Vanessa has appeared in other comic book properties other than the Daredevil (Marvel) series. She also appeared in Man of Steel (2013) (DC) where she played Superman's Kryptonian mother Lara-El opposite Russell Crowe, who played Jor-El.
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Back in 1983, ABC had plans for a live-action Daredevil television series. Academy Award winning writer Stirling Silliphant completed the draft of the pilot episode, but it was never aired.
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Was renewed for a second season on April 21, 2015. It was also announced that Steven S. DeKnight would not return as the main showrunner.
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The WHIH news network seen occasionally on television is the same news network that was shown in Ant-Man (2015) reporting on the the release of Scott Lang (in the special features only) by the character Christie Everhart, who was the same news reporter in the first two Iron Man movies that was reporting on Tony Stark.
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The Punisher's first appearance in the Daredevil comics was in Issue 181 that was released in 1982 during the Frank Miller run. During Issue 183, he came into conflict with Daredevil regarding a suspect in a two-part storyline. This was also intended by Miller to compare and contrast both vigilante characters, the differences between Daredevil's liberal methods of standing up for justice, versus The Punisher's more conservative and brutal methods in dealing with criminals despite having a few things in common.
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In season one, episode ten, when Fisk meets with Madame Gao on the rooftop garden, fans may recognize this from Spider-Man (2002) when Spidey rescues Mary Jane after the Green Goblin terrorizes the parade, he lands her on the same rooftop garden. Spider-Man and Daredevil are both Marvel enterprises, and as of Captain America: Civil War (2016), are officially in the same cinematic universe.
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Jon Bernthal portrayed Frank Castle/The Punisher in season two. This will mark the second time an alum from the AMC series The Walking Dead (2010) (also based off a comic book) will portray the character. Previously, Norman Reedus provided the voice of Castle in the Marvel Anime film Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013).
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Elodie Yung (Elektra) is Cambodian and French; in the comics, Elektra is Greek. The character was briefly mentioned in season one as a college (or law-school) fling of Matt's.
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The filming location for Josie's Bar is Williamsburg, Brooklyn dive bar The Turkey's Nest Tavern, on North 12th Street and Bedford Avenue.
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This marks the first time since The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) that the character of Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin is played by a Caucasian actor (Vincent D'Onofrio). Roscoe Lee Browne voiced him on Spider-Man (1994) and Michael Clarke Duncan played him in Daredevil (2003).
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Charlie Cox is the first non-American actor to play Matt Murdock/Daredevil in a live-action adaption of the character. Scott Glenn, on the other hand, is the first American actor to play Stick. His predecessor Terence Stamp is English.
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Vanessa Marianna is an adaptation of The Kingpin's wife in the comics, Vanessa Fisk.
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In the Brazilian-Portuguese dubbed version, the original names of the characters and places were kept in English (unusual in superhero or comic-book based productions), which caused many viewers to complain. Netflix and the voicing studio then fixed this, changing "Daredevil" to "Demolidor" and "Punisher" to "Justiceiro".
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In the newsroom of the New York Bulletin, there is a series of framed newspapers from the Bulliten's past. Some are real articles such as the World Trade Center Bombing and articles on 9/11. But there is one fictional cover story on the wall which mentions "Stark Tower" in reference to Tony Stark/Iron Man's headquarters.
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Just like Matt Murdock, Charlie Cox was also raised Catholic.
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Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson are shown to have been roommates in college, close in age if not the same age; however, Elden Henson (Foggy) is actually five years Charlie Cox's (Matt's) senior. Elden is also seven years Deborah Ann Woll's (Karen Page's) senior.
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Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin) also played Dawson the garage owner in A Night on the Town (1987), where the character Sara mistakes him for Thor.
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Clancy Brown plays military officers in Marvel's Daredevil and DC's The Flash (2014).
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The opening title sequence was created by Elastic. The company previously created the title sequence for True Detective (2014), which had stood out to the creators in terms of "imagination and delivering on what the show was about". Steven S. DeKnight explained that multiple companies had made pitches to the creative team involving "variations of the same idea, where you zoom in on an eye and you see a sonar map of the city." However, one of Elastic's pitches had "fluid-like blood dripping over everything ... as if paint were covering something invisible and revealing it", which both DeKnight and Jeph Loeb wanted to use immediately.

Elastic's Creative Director Patrick Clair "came up with the idea of making a red world that was revealed by liquid." Simulating the CG liquid, which was meant to be an ambiguous reference to poison and blood that behaved like "something in between liquid chocolate and tar", was difficult, with Clair saying "It's hard to make an algorithm act "insidious"". CG Lead Andrew Romatz elaborated that "Developing the right consistency and behavior of the fluids was definitely a tricky process. Getting the scale to feel right was something that we had to play with quite a bit in simulation and also in lighting and texturing. Patrick wanted the sculptures we were forming to feel like miniatures, so we did a lot of experimenting with scene scale and with camera settings, simulating depth of field to achieve that look." Fluids Lead Miguel A. Salek stated that "Each shot required custom flow maps to be painted on the sculptures, along with small attraction fields and thousands of tiny adjustments to achieve the shapes and behavior Patrick was looking for. In the end I simulated hundreds of tests and thousands of frames of fluids to achieve just the right balance for each shot." Due to time constraints, references to Murdock's boxing history such as a punching bag and boxing ring were cut from the final sequence. The final sequence was animated to a temp track-"an old piece of 90s trip hop"-before John Paesano's music for the sequence was completed.
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Both Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin) and Rosario Dawson (Night Nurse) have appeared in the Men in Black film franchise. D'Onofrio was the primary villain of Men in Black (1997), while Dawson was a key ally in Men in Black II (2002).
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This series is unusual in that it usually has an original composition for the end credits of each episode. Most television shows have a standard piece that is used for most, if not all, episodes.
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Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle/The Punisher) played a thief questioned by Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), season two, episode nineteen, "Cherry Red".
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One of the ways that this show sets itself apart is in long, continuous (or seemingly continuous) shots, especially for the fight scenes. A prime example is in the episode Daredevil: Cut Man (2015), with a fight scene that runs for nearly five minutes, with the camera weaving back and forth in the action, and no visible shot cuts.
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Deborah Ann Woll (Karen) refers to her close-knit team in the series as her "Scooby Gang".
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Elodie Yung (Elektra) appeared in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) co-starring with Adrianne Palicki, who is now known in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for her portrayal of Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird.
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Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple) also starred in Sin City (2005) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), two other adaptions based on Frank Miller comic series.
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Murdock's Catholicism plays a large role in the series, with season one showrunner Steven S. DeKnight calling him "one of the most, if not the most, religious characters in the Marvel Universe".
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Like the comic series, the characters in the television show almost always refer to the setting as "Hell's Kitchen". This name ties into the title character's persona, and he is sometimes referred to as "The Devil of Hell's Kitchen". Hell's Kitchen, also known as Clinton, is a neighborhood on the west side of midtown in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Hell's Kitchen is traditionally considered to be bordered by 34th Street to the south, 59th Street to the north, Eighth Avenue to the east, and the Hudson River to the west. The area provides transport, medical, and warehouse-infrastructure support to Midtown's business district.
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The character of Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) was originally intended to be the comics character Linda Carter, a.k.a. "Night Nurse". However, Marvel Studios had potential plans for that character. The character as presented here is an amalgam of the comics characters Claire Temple (most often an associate and early love interest of Luke Cage) and Linda Carter (more often associated with Daredevil).
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As of 2016, Jon Bernthal ties Thomas Jane as the shortest Frank Castle ever portrayed (5'10").
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Shin'ichi "Sonny" Chiba was almost cast as Stick.
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The black costume and mask, is an homage to Rex Smith's Daredevil, in the television movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) as well as the "Man without fear costume" from the comic book series of the same name.
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Throughout season two, there are frequent mentions of The Punisher and rival gangs turning New York City into a warzone. "War Zone" was the subtitle of the 2008 Punisher movie, which was also the same year the Marvel Cinematic Universe started with Iron Man.
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In season one, episode nine, Father Lantom quotes the Bible saying "like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked." Then states it's Proverbs 25 something. The actual verse is Proverbs 25:26.
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Elodie Yung (Elektra) co-starred with Ray Stevenson in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). Ray Stevenson played Frank Castle/The Punisher in Punisher: War Zone (2008).
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Bob Gunton, Powers Boothe, and Nestor Serrano, appeared on 24 (2001). All three appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Before the red paint, "blood", for all intents and purposes, completely forms Daredevil's head in the opening credits, there's a brief moment where the red paint/"blood" forms the letter "M". - "Matthew" and "Murdock", Daredevil's "other half" perhaps?
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Netflix announced in Nov. 2018 that the show was cancelled after three seasons. This came soon after cancelling Iron Fist and Luke Cage.
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Vondie Curtis-Hall's wife is Kasi Lemmons, who appeared with Scott Glenn in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
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Scott Glenn's involvement in this series marks the second time an actor playing Jack Crawford in the Hannibal Lecter films has appeared in a Marvel Comics adaptation. Laurence Fishburne has appeared in both 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). Three of the actors who played Hannibal Lecter himself have also been involved in Marvel films: Brian Cox appeared in X-Men 2 (2003), Anthony Hopkins in Thor (2011), and Mads Mikkelsen in Doctor Strange (2016).
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The role of Daredevil was previously played by Ben Affleck, who also played Jack Ryan in The Sum of All Fears (2002). That character, portrayed by Alec Baldwin previously appeared in The Hunt for Red October (1990), in which Scott Glenn also appeared in. Affleck and Baldwin appeared together in Pearl Harbor (2001), which featured Affleck's ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, who also played Elektra.
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Vincent D'Onofrio previously appeared in Sherlock (2002), in which he played Holmes's nemesis, Professor Moriarty. The role of Fisk was previously played by John Rhys-Davies, who played Dr. Watson in Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010).
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The Boxer that Jack Murdock beats is Carl Creel. In the comics, Creel would later become The Absorbing Man and regularly antagonize the likes of Thor and The Avengers. The character did appear in season two of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013).
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Wilson Fisk (a.k.a. The Kingpin) was originally introduced in the comics in 1967 as a villain against Spider-Man. However, he later became the archenemy of Daredevil, and is introduced as such here. His character is also a recurring adversary for The Punisher, whom he meets in season two.
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There are several nods to the comics version of Melvin Potter in his workshop. In the comics, he becomes the villain Gladiator who, among other weapons, uses wristbands that shoot circular saw blades. Blueprints for these, as well as the blades he throws at Daredevil in their fight, in episode eleven can be seen. There is also a poster for La vendetta di Spartacus (1964), as well as a design for Gladiator's blue and gold emblem on a drawing board.
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At one point, Ben Urich (Vondie Curtis-Hall) talks to Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and says he did some research on her, and that he had found out something about her that would among other things undermine her credibility as a witness, but doesn't reveal what it is. In the comics, Karen Page became a heroin addict who turned to making pornographic films and even selling Daredevil's identity for heroin. It can be assumed that something similar has happened before.
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In the comics, Daredevil knows that Spider-Man is Peter Parker and vice versa (prior to the events of the reality changing-One More Day in the Spider-Man comics and later the Purple storyline from the Daredevil (2016) comics) and is good friends with Deadpool.
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While on the show, Matt Murdock earned his moniker Daredevil from the newspaper coverage at the end of season one (similar to what happened with Tony Stark at the end of Iron Man (2008)) following his involvement in preventing Fisk's escape, in the comics, he developed it himself based on how the other kids used to treat him poorly due to his handicap.
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The secret plot of Leland Owlsley and Madame Gao to eliminate Vanessa as they saw her as a distraction to Wilson's activities is based off of a similar plotline in the comics during the Frank Miller run where the Kingpin's associate Lynch tried to secretly murder Vanessa as he saw her influence was causing Wilson to turn his back on his criminal life, though in both storylines Vanessa survived.
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In season two, a newspaper that featured the article "Punisher Punished" has a side article on the new theories behind a lost city. This references K'un L'un, a mystical city visited by Iron Fist, who would star in his own series Iron Fist (2017).
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Nobu served as a representative for a Japanese Yakuza group in Wilson Fisks crime cartel. The appearance of his outfit when he fought Daredevil and his ability to lower his heartbeat (which allows him to approach Daredevil without triggering his Radar Sense) is based off the Hand, an evil Ninja group of assassins that were originally introduced in the Daredevil comics during the Frank Miller run. Nobu's affiliation with the Hand would later be confirmed when the group becomes the central antagonist for season two.
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Carrie Ann Moss' character in Jessica Jones (2015), Jerry Hogarth, offers Foggy a job at her law firm, connecting the two franchises.
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In season two, episode eight, during Frank Castle's hearing, a supposed x-ray of Frank's skull was being projected into the screen while the doctor was being cross-examined. The x-ray image only shows the skull but without the mandible (jaw) like you would normally see in skull x-rays, thus making it look like the Punisher logo.
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In season one, episode eleven, Foggy and Karen are talking about Fisk, and that conversation shows that Fisk is at least fifty-two ("he did it when he was twelve, around forty years ago "). Vincent D'Onofrio (Fisk) is fifty-seven.
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In Daredevil: Semper Fidelis (2016), during Frank Castle's trial, the words "In God We Trust" can be seen briefly in one of the walls of the courtroom. One of the taglines for season two was "In The Devil We Trust".
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Stan Lee Cameo: In season 1 episode 13 as Det. Hoffman is turning himself in to Officer Brett Mahoney, you can see a picture of a retired, or deceased, officer over his left shoulder. Pictured is Stan Lee who you can recognize by his sun-glasses.
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