What's going on, crime lords? I am the owner of The Evil Lair Comics and Collectibles and this is the first addition to a segment that I will be releasing every Wednesday. And in this segment you get an in-depth and unfiltered look at my thoughts on what ever it is that I am enjoying this week. And for this week I decided to re-watch Daredevil.
Alright now I know that this has been talked about a million times but its never been talked about from me. And the implications it leaves for the future of the MCU is staggering. From what I'm sure you have noticed before, I am not hard to please. I like things. I am not very harsh on things and its something I think I am going to try and be more of in the future. But I hope this doesn't take away when I say this.... Daredevil is the greatest addition to the MCU and I don't think anything will be able to top it.
Yes, that is coming from a hardcore Venom fan, and this is coming from after No Way Home and everything it did. Now let me explain.
Daredevil season one is not only a fantastic comic book television show, its a cinematic piece of art. I am going to do my best not to spoil anything because this show has brilliant twist and turns and character development. And speaking of character development, let me start talking about the main antagonist of this show... William Fisk, AKA King Pin.
In Daredevil King Pin is the most relatable villain I think I have ever seen. This is coming from a guy that believes the super wealthy are the scourge of humanity. I have never related to any character who has more than 1000 bucks in the bank. But Fisk and his ideals are hella understandable. Now the extent that he goes to is a little much, but I can 100% see where he is coming from. And the raw emotion that he has for Venessa and for the city really drive his point forward. Again I'm not going to spoil anything but I really think the main theme of this show (at least season one) is Love.
I don't mean traditional love, I mean passion. Love for the city and love for life. Daredevil and Fisk really at the end of the day want the same thing, they want what is best for Hells Kitchen, what's best for their city and the people. But what are they willing to do to make those dreams happen. And their love for their people... its unbreakable. That brings me back to Fisk and his love for Venessa.
The paragraph below is dealing with a direct scene in the show, it doesn't spoil anything but this scene so proceed with caution.
The Relationship between Fisk and Vanessa is so raw, the conversation on their first date about the gun in her purse and how she knows Fisk is a dangerous man really sets a beautiful frame for the entire show. How the world is on a thin line between beauty and chaos. This show reflects the world so well especially in today's age.
Alright possible spoiler range over.
Now I want to briefly talk about what this means for the future of the MCU.
I think that due to the mature nature of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Punisher.... (Fuck you Iron Fist) that Marvel is setting a precedent for future shows. I feel that they are setting up a way to seperate Adult Marvel, Everyones Marvel, and Family Friendly Marvel. And in this specturm Everyones Marvel (Wandavision, Dr Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Spider-man) can cross over with the adult Marvel (Daredevil Punisher Deadpool) and with the Family Friendly Marvel (Ms. Marvel, Spider-man Freshmen year, Young Avengers) but you will never see people like Ms. Marvel and Jessica Jones fight together. So that way Marvel can have their graphic movies and television AND not have to worry about parents getting angry that their kids just watch Moon Knight take a shot gun blast to the chest while fighting Frank Castle.
But that's what I've been doing with my week. If there's anything particular anyone wants me to talk about, or just wants to hang out and chat join our Discord! The link should be at the bottom of the page, just click the little discord Icon. Anyways that's all I got to say. Asta La Pasta!