Sunday, September 22, 2013

Here Comes "Daredevil": The Man Without Fear

Despite "Daredevil" actor Ben Affleck taking flak for his performance as the 'The Man Without Fear', Disney's Marvel Studios still believe in the Marvel Comics' character 'Daredevil' and are busy developing a new take on the character, with the film rights firmly back in their possession.

Fox previously produced one "Daredevil" movie in 2003 and was required to make another film before October 10, 2012 or risk seeing the rights to the character revert back to Marvel.

Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and illustrators Bill Everett and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in "Daredevil" #1 (April 1964).

" in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, 'Matt Murdock' is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an oncoming vehicle.

"While he no longer can see, the radioactive exposure heightens his remaining senses beyond normal human ability. His father, a boxer named 'Jack Murdock', supports him as he grows up, though Jack is later killed by gangsters after refusing to throw a fight. 

"After donning a yellow and black, and later a dark red, costume, Matt seeks out revenge against his father's killers as the superhero 'Daredevil', fighting against his many enemies including 'Bullseye'  'Kingpin' and sometimes ally 'Black Widow'.

"Daredevil's nickname is "The Man Without Fear".

Daredevil has since appeared in various forms of media including animated series, video games, merchandise and the Fox feature starring Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan and Colin Farrell in a manic performance as the villain 'Bullseye'.

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