We’ve all heard by now, even seen the picture earlier today, that Ben Affleck is the new man under the mask in future movies featuring Batman, to the chagrin of quite a few people I might add. (buzzfeed) The biggest knock on him in this role has always stemmed back to his part in another superhero franchise, the time that Affleck donned the red leather suit during his run as a Marvel hero, The Man Without Fear, Daredevil. (huffingtonpost) The film has been seen as being so bad that even Affleck himself has stated that he still regrets doing the movie, he even stated after the Daredevil was released that he would never suit up in a superhero role ever again, because that one had left such a horrible taste in his mouth. (mtv) At one point Affleck once stated that he actually felt that Daredevil was a worse movie than the disaster that was Gigli, a film that’s so terrible it could actually be compared to Ishtar in the realm of badness. (rottentoamtoes) Taking all of that into consideration, the news that Netflix would be creating their own Daredevil series really brings one question to the forefront, who in their right mind came up with the idea of this series, and better yet, who signed off on it being a good idea? (cnet)
Daredevil isn’t a terrible character, he actually overlaps with some of the more popular characters in the Marvel universe, so a movie or television series isn’t really a bad idea, as long as it’s done properly, which the original film obviously was not. (uproxx) I think the Netflix series will work out well, with any luck we’ll see a crossover with Spider-Man, or even more interesting to me personally, a drop in by The Punisher. The series has been written out as one long movie instead of a bunch of disjointed episodes, making it a bit different than Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will make the show flow much better than if it were done in a different manner. (screenrant) The habit of binge watching will also make the Daredevil series’ format much easier to follow, allowing people to sit down and just go episode after episode, making it easier to keep up with. (cinemablend) It won’t take much to be better than the movie version of Daredevil, so the series already has that on it’s side, I’ll be looking forward to seeing the reviews once it hits Netflix, and I may even decide to purchase a membership in order to check it out once it’s up and running.