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  • -Who do you think is the sexiest female superhero and why?

  • -Well, interestingly, Daredevil has dated quite a few.

  • -Oh, he has?

  • -Yeah.

  • So I have to be careful what I say here.

  • You know what I mean?

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  • -Good and evil, sometimes the difference between the two

  • is a short line.

  • Sometimes it's a blur.

  • Sometimes you have to do things outside of the law.

  • -So Charlie, how do you become a lawyer,

  • not to mention a superhero, when you can't see anything?

  • -Yeah, it's tricky, right?

  • It's tricky.

  • From a practical point of view, the filming process

  • involved a lot of elements in that regard,

  • trying to be conscious of when Matt is maintaining

  • a pretense of his blindness, using his cane,

  • and having to find things with his hands.

  • And then there are times when he's on his own,

  • or he's with people, or someone who knows about him,

  • and he can operate as a normal seeing person.

  • That was a fun balance to try and figure out.

  • -Lawyer by day, vigilante by night.

  • -I'm just trying to make my city a better place.

  • -What do you know about the origins of "Daredevil"?

  • -Well, I know a lot now.

  • And obviously, our show was quite closely

  • based on the Frank Miller "Man Without Fear,"

  • which has a really magnificent origin story.

  • Matt was blinded at age nine as a result of a chemical spill

  • from a car accident.

  • So he lost his eyesight, but as a byproduct

  • of the accident and the chemicals,

  • his senses were heightened to such a degree

  • that he's ultimately able to exist and operate

  • better than almost everyone else.

  • And from there, while he grew up,

  • he was able to hone his skills.

  • He had some training, and eventually evolves

  • into Daredevil.

  • -We're going to make a difference.

  • I know it doesn't feel like it sometimes, but we are.

  • -And in this show now, where do we start off?

  • What is the story of the first season?

  • -So the first season begins very, very early

  • on in Matt's life as a masked vigilante.

  • Also, the series is intercut with the origin

  • story, so as we go along, we see more and more of Matt's

  • childhood, and what happened, and how he grew up,

  • and his father, and all that kind of stuff.

  • And really, the way that I like to look at the first season

  • is that it's his evolution from a very basic masked vigilante,

  • as I said, into the hero that we know as Daredevil.

  • -Did you read comics when you were a kid?

  • Were you into comics?

  • -Well, I didn't read Marvel comics.

  • Because I grew up in the UK, and so

  • I read The Dandy and The Beano.

  • You guys know them, right?

  • Remember them?

  • I don't think they're going to make them into a movie

  • anytime soon.

  • So not really.

  • But you know, when I got the job,

  • I obviously started reading a lot of "Daredevil" comics,

  • and have come to love them a great deal.

  • -Who do you think is the sexiest female superhero and why?

  • -Well, interestingly, Daredevil has dated quite a few.

  • -Oh, he has?

  • -So I have to be careful what I say here.

  • You know what I mean?

  • I think probably, I think Black Widow is pretty cool.

  • It helps that Scarlett Johansson has done that.

  • -What about you?

  • Who do think is the?

  • -I like the Black Widow too.

  • Scarlett Johansson.

  • And I think Daredevil and the Black Widow kind of

  • had something going on?

  • -They had something going on, at some point.

  • Yes, that's in the comics.

  • -Do you think we might get to see something in the TV show

  • now?

  • In the Netflix show?

  • -Not in the first season.

  • If we were lucky enough to do a second season,

  • then there's a chance that they will

  • involve other great characters from other series and issues.

  • But that would be cool.

  • I know that what one thinks of Netflix and Marvel

  • are trying to do with these four show that they have is

  • because there's the goal of bringing them together

  • to make "Marvel's The Defenders,"

  • at some point, which is the Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron

  • Fist, and Jessica Jones.

  • While we're doing the individual shows,

  • there's something quite fun and interesting about maintaining

  • anonymity around each of them.

  • So there's that.

  • -And I know Daredevil and Spider-Man

  • are good buddies, too, right?

  • They live together for a while.

  • -Right.

  • -So could it happen that we see Spider-Man and Daredevil

  • fighting alongside?

  • -I mean, that would be very cool as well.

  • There's a really great issue where

  • Matt Murdock has to represent Daredevil in court.

  • And so Matt Murdock, the lawyer, has

  • to represent Daredevil himself in court in one of the issues.

  • And of course, how can they both be in court at the same time,

  • and so what happens is Peter Parker

  • puts on Matt Murdock's Daredevil suit,

  • and so he can sit as Daredevil in the dock.

  • I just remember that issue and thinking it was really cool.

  • I don't know if we'll get to that, but that'd be cool.

  • -I would love to see that.

  • Thank you for the interview.

  • -Thank you so much.

  • -It's great to talk to you.

  • -Nice to meet you.

  • -Thank you.

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-Who do you think is the sexiest female superhero and why?

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