With the premiere of Marvel’s Daredevil series on Netflix in just a few weeks, both companies are revving up promotion for the show in various ways. One recent, intriguing example is a new “motion poster” — essentially, a brief video teaser — that gathers together the entire cast of the series in a stylized, active cityscape accompanied by some snippets of dialogue from the series.
Debuting on the streaming video service April 10, Daredevil stars Charlie Cox (Stardust) as blind lawyer Matt Murdock, who was granted superhuman senses at an early age in the same accident that took his sight. In order to keep his city safe from the evils he can’t stop in the courtroom, Murdock prowls the city as the costumed vigilante Daredevil — an activity that puts him on a collision course with local crime boss Wilson “Kingpin” Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio).
Daredevil will debut on Netflix as a 13-episode series, and will eventually be followed by three more 13-episode series focusing on Marvel characters Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. The heroes of the four series will then come together in The Defenders, a crossover miniseries that will also debut on the streaming video service.
Along with Cox and D’Onofrio, the series stars True Blood actress Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Murdock’s law-firm partner Foggy Nelson, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Bob Gunton as Leland “The Owl” Owlsely, Vondie Curtis Hall as Ben Urich, Toby Leonard Moore as Wilson Fisk’s henchman, and Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Fisk.