Gunn admits that he is hard to please when it comes to television shows, but he gladly adds Daredevil to his list of must watch shows, which also includes Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul and Black Sails. Clearly, the man has good taste. Add in the fact, Gunn devoured comic books as kid and then grew up to make one of the most beloved comic book movies of all-time, you have to consider that his opinion carries more weight than the average person.
James Gunn wrote:
I have loved the character of Daredevil since I was a little boy. Outside of Batman, Daredevil probably has more great comic book arcs than any other character. From Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli to Kevin Smith to Ed Brubaker and on and on, the character has elicited some of the best work from some of the greatest comic book storytellers.
So I was a bit frightened last night when I dug into the new Marvel's Daredevil Netflix series. I'm a rough TV critic - I love five or so shows on the air right now, but that's about it - and I didn't want to see one of my favorite characters come up short. On top of that I really like Steven S. DeKnight, the showrunner, and Drew Goddard, the creator, both as people and as creative forces (Spartacus, Cloverfield, Cabin in the Woods, etc).
Well, I love it. The cast is great. Charlie Cox is just awesome, and Elden Henson is about as an amazing a Foggy as I could have imagined. The fight sequences stand alongside Spartacus and Rome as some of the best TV fight sequences ever (so, the best TV fight sequences ever not performed in togas). And the scripts have been touching and on point and true to the character. In the first few episodes, I cried twice: once in a scene between young Matt and battling Jack, and again when I realized this character I loved so much for so long had been brought to television with such spirit, love, and care.
What I'm saying is, there's a huge Marvel event going on right now, and it's Daredevil on Netflix. I hope you guys check it out.
It's time to let the devil out. Marvel's Daredevil is here to clean up the streets of Hell's Kitchen, New York. Lawyer by day, street-level hero by night, Matt Murdock is on a mission to make his city a better place against an underground terror within the city.
Marvel's Daredevil now streaming on Netflix.