‘She/ Hulk’ Writer Explains Why This Daredevil is Different
It was undoubtedly one of the biggest surprises of Marvel’s upcoming series and was shown to fans in a teaser that debuted to an eruption of excitement as he made his return to the universe, and with the series just a week away, the She/ Hulk writer explains why this Daredevil is different.
There are few projects that can boast the excitement and anticipation that is present in the MCU’s upcoming series, based around one of Marvel comics’ most interesting characters; Jennifer Walters.
What Walters has more than anything else is a unique perspective to bring to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a perspective that makes her so unique in the grand scheme of the comics universe, as she is both a lawyer and a superhero.
It is the meeting of her responsibility that makes he intriguing to fans, as she is committed to protecting the innocent in the courtroom, while also protecting the innocent from the efforts of villainy that tend to exist on a consistent basis in the Marvel Universe.
That dual responsibility, however, is something that Walters shares with one character- Matt Murdock- and fans were delighted when a teaser trailer shown at this year’s San Deigo Comic-Con showcased his triumphant return to the MCU and this series.
In a recent interview with The Direct, She/ Hulk writer Jessica Gao explained why this Daredevil is so different from the character fans met in his Netflix film, and why that should excite fans.
Gao stated, “Charlie (Cox) is so wonderful. He’s so game to do whatever, and he’s such a wonderful actor and a wonderful human being. What was so fun about bringing him and Daredevil into our world is that people have already seen a daredevil who is very dramatic, a little bit on the heavy side, very dark, brooding.”
Gao added, “And it was so fun to be able to do- and we do this with every character cameo from the MCU- is we take them from the environment that you know them from, which is a much more dramatic and action-oriented role, much more on the serious side, and we bring them into our world and they get to play in the tone of She/ Hulk.”
The writer concluded by stating that Murdock will, “get to explore and we get to see a lighter side of that character,” which gives us hope that this version will be very reminiscent of some of Daredevil’s most popular works, outside of his very stoic and melodramatic style that has become popularized.