At today’s Daredevil panel at the New York Comic Con, the identity of Rosario Dawson’s character has now been confirmed!
She will be playing Claire Temple, a character with ties in the comics to Luke Cage and Black Goliath. But in this version, it seems she’ll be the one to take care of those in need… a variation of Night Nurse. A clip was shown of her stitching up Matt Mudock on a couch, and hopefully that clip will land online eventually.
A clip was also shown of what happens at Karen Page’s apartment when an unexpected visitor comes by.
Vincent D’Onofrio talked about what makes his Wilson Fisk (Kingpin) different. “Our Fisk is a child, and he’s a monster,” he said. “Every move that he makes, and everything that he does in his story, comes from his foundation of morality within himself. Meeting Vanessa, the one thing he does for him so far, is bring him out of the shadows.” The character of Vanessa is indeed part of Marvel’s Daredevil, where she will be played by Ayelet Zurer.
The comment was made by Steven DeKnight that Matt Murdock is “one bad day away from being Frank Castle,” which makes us wonder if they’re teeing up for a Punisher surprise. Actress Deborah Ann Woll warned that Karen Page “is trouble.” Uh-oh… And Charlie Cox has revealed that we do indeed see Matt’s father, “Battling Jack” Murdock. He also specifically referenced Bendis & Maleev’s Daredevil #32, so get to the back issue bins!
A clip at the Murdock & Nelson firm was also shown.
Rosario Dawson wasn’t able to be at the NYCC panel, but a whole host of Daredevil folks were there, including showrunner Steve DeKnight, Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb, Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Ben Urich), Toby Hemingway (Leon Owsley), and Vincent D’Onofrio (Kingpin).
Interesting trivia to come out of the panel: Jeph Loeb and Steven DeKnight had talked about doing a Daredevil series years ago. Editorializing here, that Daredevil for live-action serialized TV is a great idea, so it’s great that it’s come to fruition.
The Marvel/Netflix Daredevil series is coming soon, and it will be the first of five Marvel-themed shows offered by Netflix.
Right now it sounds like none of the Marvel’s Daredevil footage will be made available online yet, which is kind of lame for those of us who just can’t afford to get to New York. Even a shortened version would e nice. Hopefully something will be released closer to the Netflix start. An official photo should be coming today, so stay tuned for it to be posted!