Marvel fans have missed the presence of Matt Murdock since the Netflix series ended in 2018. Sure, the series has since migrated to the Disney+ platform, but we haven’t seen much of Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil since his series and extremely short appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Well, Daredevil fans have since been rejoicing since the most recent trailer of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, where we got to see our favorite “really good lawyer” donning a yellow and red suit—something that comic book fans recognized almost immediately.
Known by many names, Daredevil is commonly referred to as “The Man Without Fear” and “The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen.” He was created by Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett (with additional character design input by famed artist Jack Kirby), and made his debut in April 1964. The first issue (Daredevil #1) covered Matt Murdock’s origin story and his desire to bring justice to the man who murdered his father, “Battling Jack” Murdock.
Raised in Hell’s Kitchen, Murdock’s father, a local boxer, always stressed the importance of education and nonviolence in hopes of making his son a better man than himself. In saving a blind man from getting hit from an incoming truck, Matt Murdock is blinded by a radioactive substance that spills from said truck.
His blindness is counteracted by heightened senses beyond human capabilities, giving him an alternative to sight: A radar sense. This radar sense allows Murdock to detect the shape and location of things around him.
Now burdened with the responsibility of supporting his disabled son, Murdock’s father goes back to boxing for The Fixer, a known gangster. When asked to throw a fight, Murdock’s father refuses. His refusal is what gets him killed at the hands of The Fixer’s henchmen.
Since being raised under the agreement to prioritize nonviolence, Murdock takes on an alter ego as a way to justify physical force on his father’s murderer. Murdock confronts The Fixer as his alter ego, Daredevil, and causes The Fixer’s fatal heart attack.
MCU Daredevil, She-Hulk, and the new suit
It makes sense that these two will cross paths in the She-Hulk series. After all, it’s a courtroom comedy, and these two characters are lawyers. Murdock’s arrival to the MCU has been made clear, with Cox’s Daredevil set to appear in Spider-Man: Freshman Year, Echo, and his own series, Daredevil: Born Again (set to premiere in 2024). It’s unclear how large of a role Murdock will play in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, but what we do know is that he looks a little different than he did in the Netflix series.
In the most recent trailer, we see Daredevil sporting a familiar suit but with a strikingly new detail: Yellow.
As I had mentioned before, comic book fans are well-aware of this suit variation, but MCU fans were confused. Daredevil’s original suit in his debut was yellow and black with a large red-colored “D” on his chest. The original suit was made from Murdock’s father’s boxing robe, and was symbolic when he first used the suit to go after The Fixer after his father’s murder.
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