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Netflix shows off images from its Daredevil series, reveals who Rosario Dawson is playing

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Apparently there’s more to New York Comic-Con than cartoon raccoons and people distancing themselves from terrorist organizations, as Marvel and Netflix also used the convention as an opportunity to promote the streaming service’s upcoming Daredevil show. A writer for io9 sat in on the panel and posted a good account of the clips that Marvel showed, which included Daredevil kicking some guy’s ass, Daredevil having a moment with Rosario Dawson’s character, Daredevil (as Matt Murdock) talking to future-love interest Karen Page, and a scene featuring Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin that was—in io9‘s words—“SENSATIONAL.”

It sounds like the show is going to stress that the Kingpin isn’t the outright villain he’s usually portrayed as, with him being more of a complicated man who sometimes does good things. Also, speaking of Rosario Dawson’s character, she won’t be playing Elektra—as some idiots thought—but rather Claire Temple, a supporting player for Luke Cage in the comics. However, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb referred to her as “a nurse who works at night,” so there’s a good chance she’s going to be turned into a different obscure comic book character in this incarnation.

Thankfully, though, Netflix also cares about those of us who didn’t make it to New York Comic-Con, so it released some official images of Daredevil both in and out of his crime-fighting costume. Here’s Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock, disguised as the superhero “Blind Lawyer-Man”:

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Illustration for article titled Netflix shows off images from its iDaredevil/i series, reveals who Rosario Dawson is playing

And here’s Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock as Daredevil, though this is apparently an early version of his costume:

Illustration for article titled Netflix shows off images from its iDaredevil/i series, reveals who Rosario Dawson is playing

The official Daredevil Twitter account also revealed that this version of the costume is a direct nod to Frank Miller’s Man Without Fear series.

Finally, though this is the least interesting now that we know what he actually looks like, Marvel showed off some very Frank Miller-y promotional art for the series:

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You’ll be able to see these images—and, presumably, more—in motion when Daredevil hits Netflix at some point in 2015. Until then, just ooh and ahh over this placeholder page that Netflix has put up.

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