It’s here! At long last, Marvel and Netflix have given fans a look at the design of Daredevil’s iconic red costume as featured in the upcoming Netflix series.
Until today, the promotional images and clips that had been released from the show all studiously avoided including the iconic red costume, choosing instead to focus on what producers have dubbed the “ninja suit,” an all black design that borrows heavily from a prototypical Daredevil costume featured in Frank Miller’s ‘The Man Without Fear.’ Indeed, in the absence of red suit reveal, speculation ran wild. Many began to wonder if (at least for this season) the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen might in fact be more of a ninja, while others simply assumed that Marvel was attempting to further distance this version of the character from the incarnation featured in the 2003 Ben Affleck film. Eventually, the clamor got loud enough that ‘Daredevil’ showrunner Steven DeKnight found himself addressing it in publicly. DeKnight began by pointing out that while the available footage didn’t necessarily make it clear, the design of the “ninja suit” would evolve over the course of the season. He followed this by stating unequivocally that some version of the iconic red Daredevil costume would eventually appear on the show. From there it simply became a question of when.
We still can’t answer that particular question, and we probably won’t know for sure until those first intrepid binge watchers make their way through the first season this weekend. But now we at least have an idea of what the red suit will look like. Marvel and Netflix made the official reveal in a motion poster, which you can see for yourself right here:
So what do you think? Is the suit what you expected? Let us know in the comments below.
‘Daredevil’ stars Charlie Cox in the title role, alongside Elden Hensen’s Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page, Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple, and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. All thirteen episodes of the first season will be available to stream on Netflix beginning Friday, April 10th.