(CBR) Production on Netflix’s "Daredevil" series has officially kicked into high gear. The series, set to shoot this summer in New York City, has found it’s Man Without Fear; "Boardwalk Empire‘s" Charlie Cox will don the crimson tights to portray Matt Murdock and his crime-fighting alter-ego. Criminals of Hell’s Kitchen had best beware, because there’s a new hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Cox has his work cut out for him though, possibly even more so than the rest of his super powered peers. Daredevil’s not had an easy life as a hero; in fact, one could argue that he has just about the worst luck of any Marvel character out there – yeah, including Spider-Man. To get an idea of the wide range of torment Charlie Cox will have to endure on the big screen, we’ve come up with a list of comics that we would select to form "Daredevil‘s" first 13 episode season. And if you’re still unfamiliar with the hero, you can use these 19 issues to get you up to speed.
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1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
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