|Paese||Stati Uniti d'America|
|Genere||azione, supereroi, giallo|
|Durata||48-61 min (episodio)|
|Lingua originale||inglese, giapponese, cinese|
|Soggetto||Stan Lee, Bill Everett (fumetto)|
|Interpreti e personaggi|
|Doppiatori e personaggi|
|Produttore esecutivo||Steven S. DeKnight (st. 1), Drew Goddard, Jeph Loeb, Joe Quesada, Jim Chory, Dan Buckley, Stan Lee, Alan Fine, Cindy Holland, Kris Henigman, Allie Goss, Peter Friedlander, Doug Petrie, Marco Ramirez|
|Casa di produzione||Marvel Television|
DeKnight Productions (st. 1)
|Dal||10 aprile 2015|
|Al||19 ottobre 2018|
|Distribuzione in italiano|
|Dal||22 ottobre 2015|
|Al||19 ottobre 2018|
|Opere audiovisive correlate|
|Altre||Serie televisive del Marvel Cinematic Universe|
Marvel's Daredevil, or simply Daredevil, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise, and is the first in a series of shows that lead to The Defenders crossover miniseries. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios, with DeKnight Productions for the first season and Goddard Textiles for the first and second seasons. Steven S. DeKnight served as showrunner on the first season, with Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez taking over for the second season, and Erik Oleson joining the series as its showrunner for its third season; Goddard served as a consultant for the series.
Charlie Cox stars as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, a blind lawyer-by-day who fights crime as a masked vigilante by night. Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent D'Onofrio also star, with Toby Leonard Moore, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Bob Gunton, and Ayelet Zurer joining them for season one, Jon Bernthal, Élodie Yung, and Stephen Rider joining the cast for season two, and Wilson Bethel and Jay Ali joining in season three. Daredevil entered development in late 2013, a year after the film rights to the character reverted to Marvel, with Goddard initially hired in December 2013. DeKnight replaced him as showrunner and Cox was hired to star in May 2014. Filming took place in New York City, in areas that still looked like the old Hell's Kitchen.
All episodes of the first season were released on Netflix on April 10, 2015, while the second season was released in its entirety on March 18, 2016. They were met with positive reviews. In July 2016, the series was renewed for a third season, which was released on October 19, 2018. A spin-off series, centered on Bernthal's character Frank Castle / Punisher and titled The Punisher, was ordered by Netflix in April 2016. On November 29, 2018, Netflix canceled Daredevil.
One of the main underlying themes of this series is Matt Murdock's spiritual journey based on his Catholic faith. A recurring theme in the series is Matt's conflict of conscience in truly fighting evil without participating himself in evil actions. His moral compass tells him that he must not murder another human being in order to bring about justice. He sees that the only way to stop certain villains is with force, but he is conflicted about being himself the devil when forced to respond to violence with violence. And here the title of the series comes into play, between Matt's being a daredevil coming to a fine line with his being a devil.
Another significant theme is that of Matt's physical blindness: Matt lives in a world of darkness, afraid that he himself might succumb to the darkness. While his physical blindness gives him superior physical abilities, he is however afraid of interior blindness in not seeing the way of righteousness, similar to Jesus' reproach of the Pharisees:
Season 1 Episode 1 "Into the Ring" confession scene
Matt: "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It's been... it's been too long since my last confession. My dad, he used to come to this church back when I was a kid. He was a fighter. Old school. Boxer. Lost more than he won. Had a 24-31 record before he, ... But he could take a punch. Jesus, he could take a punch."
Father Lantom: "Language."
Matt: "Sorry, Father. Yeah, guys he went up against used to say it was like hitting oak. And nights when he was outmatched, my dad's strategy was to let 'em hit him till they broke their hands. He never got knocked out, my dad. Knocked down, sure. But he always got back up. He was always on his feet when he lost. Every now and then, though, every now and then, he'd get hit and something inside of him would snap. My grandmother, she was the real Catholic. Fear of God ran deep. You'd have liked her. She used to say, "Be careful of the Murdock boys. They got the devil in 'em." And you'd see it sometimes in the ring. His eyes would go dead and he'd start walking forward real slow hands at his sides, like he wasn't afraid of anything. And the other guy, he'd see that look, and he'd try to get away from him. Nah. My dad, he'd catch him and trap him in the corner. Let the devil out. Yeah. Now, I didn't understand it. What he was feeling deep inside, I didn't understand it. Not back then."
Father Lantom: "But you understand it now? Perhaps this would be easier if you tell me what you've done."
Matt: "I'm not seeking penance for what I've done, Father. I'm asking forgiveness for what I'm about to do."
Father Lantom: "That's not how this works. What exactly are you going to do?"
Season 1 Episode 2 "Cut man"
After Daredevil took out a covert russian operative who came searching for him at Claire's apartment, there is a scene of a dialogue between Daredevil and Claire in which he asks her explicitly, why she has decided to help him. The conversation touches on who Daredevil is, a little bit along the lines of the evangelical "Who do you say that I am?" (Template:Bible quote).
As a vigilante, Daredevil seeks to bring justice to those who are in need of justice, resorting to the use of force to counter those who perpetrate injustice in the city. He is in someway a messiah figure, though quite different from Jesus Christ in his approach to bringing about justice. Claire Temple admires Daredevil but is also a little bit afraid of him and his ways. When she mentions the people that have been helped by Daredevil, and Daredevil invites her to be not afraid, it sounds almost a bit like Jesus answering the doubts of the disciples of John the Baptist (Template:Bible quote).
When Claire shows her admiration for Daredevil's ability to take a beating and stay dignified, Daredevil attributes this to his Catholic upbringing. Perhaps he is referring in some way to Jesus' teaching about turning the other cheek in the context of the Sermon on the Mount (Template:Bible quote), even though he himself is willing to use force to stop the injustice of wrongdoers.
Claire Temple: "This is way past what I signed up for."
Daredevil: "What exactly do you think that was?"
Claire Temple: "I found a man who needed help, so I helped him."
Daredevil: "Oh yeah? That simple?"
action: "Claire glances at unconscious Russian"
Claire Temple: "Do you really want to get into this in front of him?"
Daredevil: "He's out."
Claire Temple: "Maybe he's faking."
action: "Matt listens carefully"
Daredevil: "He's not."
Claire Temple: "Okay, that right there? That's what I'm talking about. Okay, I find a guy in a dumpster who turns out to be some kind of blind vigilante who can do all of this really weird shit like smell cologne through walls and sense whether someone's unconscious or faking it. Slap on top of that, he can take an unbelievable amount of punishment without one damn complaint."
Daredevil: "Well the last part's the Catholicism."
Claire Temple: "So what, I'm supposed to take it on faith I'm on the right side of this?"
Daredevil: "You don't carry a masked man bleeding to death into your apartment on faith. You knew which side you were on the moment you found me. Why'd you help me Claire?"
action: "Claire goes on listing a number of people she has met as a nurse, who have been helped by Daredevil."
Claire Temple: "Yeah, word's getting around. So I want to believe in what you're doing. I really do. But this?"
Daredevil: "I know you're afraid. You can't give into the fear. If you do, men like this win."
Season 1 Episode 9 "Speak of the Devil" latte scene
Father Lantom: "Started to wonder if you'd ever turn up again."
Matt: "Yeah, I've, uh - been busy."
Father Lantom: "Hmm. Well, I'll be inside, you wanna take confession."
Matt: "Uh, Father? I was wondering if I could take you up on that latte?"
Father Lantom: "Sugar?"
Father Lantom: "So, what's on your mind, Matthew? Wasn't that hard to find out. People still remember "Battlin' Jack" Murdock around these parts and what happened to his son. Seal of confession still applies, even over lattes. That what you're worried about."
Matt: "Do you believe in the Devil, Father?"
Father Lantom: "You mean as a concept?"
Matt: "No. Do you believe he exists? In this world, among us."
Father Lantom: "You want the short answer or the long one?"
Matt: "Just the truth."
Father Lantom: "When I was in seminary I was more studious than pious, more skeptical than most of my peers. I had this notion which I was more than willing to speak about, at length, to whoever I could corner that the Devil was inconsequential. Minor figure in the grand scheme."
Matt: "Not very Catholic of you."
Father Lantom: "Uh-huh, yeah. In my defense, in the scriptures, the Hebrew word "Satan" actually means "adversary". It's applied to any antagonist. Angels and humans, serpents and kings. Medieval theologians reinterpreted those passages to be about a single monstrous enemy. And, in my youthful zeal, I was certain I knew why: propaganda. Played up to drive people into the church."
Matt: "So you don't believe he exists."
Father Lantom: "Am I done talking?"
Father Lantom: "Years later, I was in Rwanda trying to help local churches provide aid and sanctuary to refugees. I'd become close with the village elder, Gahiji. He and his family had the respect of everybody, Hutu and Tutsi alike. He'd helped them all through famines, disease. The militia liked to force Hutu villagers to murder their neighbors with machetes. But nobody would raise a hand against Gahiji. They said, "Well how can we kill such a holy man?" So the militia commander sent soldiers with orders to cut his head off in front of the entire village. Gahiji didn't try to put up a fight. Just asked for the chance to say goodbye to his family. By the time he was done, even the soldiers didn't wanna kill him. So they went to their commander and asked permission to shoot him. At least give him a quick death. The commander wanted to meet this man who had won the respect of so many. He went to Gahiji talked with him in his hut for many hours. Then he dragged him out in front of his village and hacked him to pieces along with his entire family. In that man who took Gahiji's life I saw the Devil. So yes, Matthew I believe he walks among us taking many forms."
Matt: "What if you could've stopped him from ever hurting anyone again?"
Father Lantom: "Stopped him how?"
Season 2 Episode 4 "Penny and Dime"
Matt: "It was a nice sermon."
Father Lantom: "Thank you."
Matt: "Most priests would have found something kind to say about the man himself, but..."
Father Lantom: "I said he came to church. Nothing shines up a halo faster than a death, Matthew. But funerals are for the living... and revising history... only dilutes the lessons we should learn from it."
Matt: "It wasn't my fault."
Father Lantom: "What wasn't?"
Matt: "Grotto's death."
Father Lantom: "No one said it was."
Matt: "Yeah. There's a new man in town, he's, uh... killing people in cold blood."
Father Lantom: "Yeah, I read about what happened with the Irish. Must have been a... busy couple nights."
Matt: "Yeah, I did everything I could to... uh, protect my client."
Father Lantom: "That work is done, Matthew."
Matt: "Because I failed."
Father Lantom: "At least you tried."
Matt: "Well, like you said, his life had value. A whole world's been lost and others are dying one after the other..."
Father Lantom: "Matthew, what are you looking for?"
Father Lantom: "For what?"
Matt: "Uh... not doing more?"
Father Lantom: "You just said you did everything you could. If you're the man I understand you to be, I'm sure that's true."
Matt: "Then why do I still feel guilty?"
Father Lantom: "Guilt can be a good thing. It's the soul's call to action. The indication that... something is wrong. The only way... to rid your heart of it... is to correct your mistakes and keep going... until amends are made. I don't know what you didn't do or what you should have done... but the guilt... the guilt... means your work is not yet finished."
Matt: "Thank you."
Season 3 Episode 1 "Resurrection"
During the course of Season 2, Matt's decisions seem to have taken him along a path in which he feels that he has lost himself and betrayed his relationship with God. His near death at the end of Season 2 was almost intended to be a suicide, an act of despair. In fact, in the opening scene of Season 3, Matt