Daredevil Teaser Reveals Red Suit — But How Soon Will Matt Wear It?

On the eve of the Marvel’s Daredevil premiere on Netflix (13 episodes drop Friday), the superhero series’ Twitter feed shared a short video that teases Matt Murdock’s assorted looks — including the iconic red suit.

The question is: How quickly (or not) will Matt upgrade from the simple black costume seen in trailers-to-date, to the more colorful get-up?

Watch the video below, then read on for the answer.

Explaining the decision to go all-black for the sightless legal eagle’s maiden voyages into the Hell’s Kitchen underbelly, exec producer Steven S. DeKnight told TVLine, “Really what I responded to was the fact that Matt was not a hero yet. He was learning how to be a hero. That means he can make a lot of mistakes and go down the wrong path, and I find that very interesting.

“There’s also a practical reason for not having him suited up in the first episode – assuming we ever get to an outfit,” he continued. “If, dare I say, hypothetically, you were going to make a Daredevil outfit, it takes a long time. It takes a long time to design, it takes a long time to get everybody to approve it, and then it takes a long time to build it and a long time to test it. So again, if there were a [red] suit, it would probably take about seven months to actually get that done.”

Meaning, Matt might not see red for at least a few episodes, if not longer. “We never felt that there was a rush, as long as we were telling a good story,” DeKnight said. “And once you actually see him in the [black] outfit and how it feels organic to the show, I think you kind forget that it’s a black outfit and you’re just along for the ride.” (With reporting by Scott Huver)

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11 Comments
  1. Sarah T says:

    Sounds kind of like what they did with Oliver’s costume on Arrow. Not a bad idea.

  2. Simon Jester says:

    I think they’re wise not to rush it just to please the fanboys.

    • irishmile says:

      yeah why aim to please the very people who have supported the character enough to make them even consider a show that would be stupid.

  3. Fyrkat says:

    I love that idea.

  4. Jeff says:

    So if his other senses are heightened and that’s how his “powers” are explained…why are his ears covered up in the red costume? Doesn’t make sense. Otherwise, the red suit looks pretty badass.

    • Jamie says:

      I doubt that fabric can put a hamper on his hearing. Dude can hear people’s bones shifting inside their bodies. His hearing is insane.

  5. Anna says:

    I really do not have time, I should be studying, yet I do see myself binge watching all the episodes over the weekend… Who needs a college education anyway, when you can watch awesome TV shows instead? This looks so. good.

  6. David H says:

    They don’t have barbers in Hell’s Kitchen?

  7. Beth says:

    Watch it be the last scene of the finale :(

  8. Anne says:

    I guess it’s bad that I like his first costume better. :( seems more tactical. If they do wait until the finale is it too early to demand to know when season 2 is coming? I for one can’t wait. They’ve really struck gold here.

  9. lto says:

    Eight episodes in and no red suit yet, which is frustrating because the black get up is pretty bad