FRANK MILLER's DAREDEVIL To Influence NETFLIX's DD?
CREDIT: Marvel Comics
Sunday morning just before the Marvel Unlimited Plus Panel at Comic-Con Marvel’s Executive Editorial Director for Digital Media Group and Marvel.com Ryan Penagos (otherwise known as Agent M) told fans in attendance that Frank Miller's run on Daredevil from the 1980s "might be something to read in the next year or so if you want hints about something else we are doing," when talking about some of the comics available on their digital subscription service.
While Penagos could certainly be referring to a comic book project or digital project, the "year or so" hint seems to point in the direction of the Marvel Studios/Netflix Daredevil 13-episode series set to debut in 2015 and launch a series of Defenders Netflix series of five shows.
Miller's noir-esque run of course included the introduction of assassin and love interest Elektra, and the rival Ninja clans the Hand and the Chaste, whose leader Stick was revealed to have been Matt Murdock's sensei after he was blinded, with Miller introducing martial arts into Daredevil's power set.
Miller also famously had DD's arch rival Bullseye murder Elektra in April, 1982's Daredevil #181.
Netflix's Daredevil will star Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Vincent D'Onofrio as the Kingpin, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, and Rosario Dawson and Peter Shinkoda in unnamed roles (Elektra and Stick or Bullseye, anyone?)