For some, the April 10th release date for Daredevil cant come soon enough. With only a handful of set photos, a couple posters, and a quick trailer, fans are eager to soak up any details that can be found for the upcoming Netflix produced show.
Luckily for fans, Empire Magazine has got you covered.
In the article, Daredevil costume designer Stephanie Maslansky revealed some key details about the characters costume.
Concerning the initial black homemade costume:
“[The outfit is made from] practical sports and military wear, restitching garments from companies like McDavid, CAT, and G-Star.” “[Its all made from things he could] go out and find himself.”
Concerning the evolution of the character, and the later adaptation of the iconic red costume:
“In the end, somebody else [in the story] makes his Daredevil costume. What’s really exciting is the evolution of it, and how he comes to have it made.”
Later in the article, Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight revealed some more details about the characters look:
“Without giving too much away, this show is Matt learning to be a hero. He starts in that first iteration of the Daredevil outfit which is taken very much from Frank Miller and The Man Without Fear. But I always questioned [the main costume]. I mean, one, he’s blind. Did he stitch it together himself? How did he manage all that? So, actually getting him to that point I thought was really interesting.”
Concerning the shows level of violence, DeKnight revealed the following:
“Netflix, of course, they don’t have a problem with pushing it. I mean, they go anywhere from G to NC-17. But the Marvel brand, that’s a little different.They’re obviously not comfortable going that far with it, though they’ve allowed us to push it much further than you’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since starting with Iron Man. It is much more geared towards adults. We call it PG-16. We don’t quite get to R, but we kiss right up to it.”
With fans are still speculating on which version of the costume will be appearing (the classic red, the yellow/black, or the 90’s armored), comic artist Chris Samnee (most notably worked on Daredevil from 2012 until now) drew an amazing concept on what he thinks the suit should be. Hopefully that image will be close to what fans see in the final product.
Marvel’s Daredevil will be released on Netflix on April 10th in its entirety.