DAREDEVIL: New Details On 'The Owl', 'Gladiator', And 'Kingpin''s Suit Of Armor?

DAREDEVIL: New Details On 'The Owl', 'Gladiator', And 'Kingpin''s Suit Of Armor?

A set report from Brazilian website Omelete provides some intriguing new details on Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil series. Apparently comic book villain the Gladiator and some other mystery Marvel characters will be joining Kingpin in his battle against the Man Without Fear...

Brazilian website Omelete have posted some very interesting details from their visit to the set of Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil series back in October of last year. Even with Google translate it's difficult to piece together, but with the help of MCU Exchange we've managed to make some sense of it.


Probably the biggest reveal in the report is that the character of Melvin Potter, aka The Gladiator, will play a "large role" in the series. This was one of Matt Murdock's very first enemies in the comics, but actually reformed and became an ally later on. Near as we can tell he'll be Wilson Fisk's weapons guy on the show, and will not only provide the Kingpin of Crime with some kitted out armoured cars, but also some type of kevlar suit. The scene described also reveals that Leland Owsley/The Owl (Bob Gunton) will be Fisk's financial advisor in the show, and that "other characters in the Marvel Universe" will be present.

Additionally, the site spoke to Costume Designer Stephanie Maslanski, who commented on the Kingpin character. "Both Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk want to turn Hell's Kitchen in a better place to live", she revealed; confirming what we've heard about the villain having some good qualities. "Fisk is a guy who has a heart and a past. It is a deep and multi-layered character. He is far from be a grotesque and exaggerated character. We leave that to other programs that are on TV." Here are some more tidbits from the report.

- Matt Murdock lives on the top floor of an 8 story building.
- Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple (Night Nurse) works at Metro General Hospital.
- The series is aiming for a somewhat realistic tone, akin to The Wire or even Arrow.
- Matt's abilities are incredible but still very much grounded in reality.
- Atlas Investments is a company near the Nelson & Murdock Law office, an easter egg to the Pre-Marvel day of Atlas Comics.


Thoughts? Daredevil premières on Netflix on April 10, 2015.
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HurricaneXavier - 3/3/2015, 5:34 PM
Can't wait for this...
SuperiorMrGod - 3/3/2015, 5:35 PM
yah
MrCBM56 - 3/3/2015, 5:35 PM
Digging it!

StewartGGriffin - 3/3/2015, 5:35 PM
Looks exciting
iZinDiaN - 3/3/2015, 5:35 PM
Awesomeness.
MarkyMarkRises - 3/3/2015, 5:37 PM
"Fisk is a guy who has a heart and a past. It is a deep and multi-layered character. He is far from be a grotesque and exaggerated character. We leave that to other programs that are on TV."
"The series is aiming for a somewhat realistic tone, akin to The Wire or even Arrow.
"Matt's abilities are incredible but still very much grounded in reality."



Sounds like a really solid show
IHateBoogers - 3/3/2015, 5:38 PM
Kurban - 3/3/2015, 5:38 PM
Loving the complaints that he's not big enough. I'm sorry real people aren't as [frick]ing huge as comic-book Kingpin without being seriously unhealthy?
SuperheroFan96 - 3/3/2015, 5:40 PM
Woah I didn't know Gladiator was in this hopefully we'll see him reform at the end.
PkBlitz - 3/3/2015, 5:42 PM
I was about to translate it for you guys since I speak spasish... but that shit ain't [frick]ing Spanish, that's Portuguese. It even has the ".br" at the end of the url. Check your languages guys.
Malakas - 3/3/2015, 5:42 PM
Top floor?
Where did he get the money for such a young lawyer?
RHd2 - 3/3/2015, 5:42 PM
Bring it.
Malakas - 3/3/2015, 5:44 PM
Charlie got in great shape for DD.Not skinny at all.

Besides most users don't know shit about hypertrophy.
PsychoManiacJacky - 3/3/2015, 5:44 PM
Hi everybody my name is Jacky!
Malakas - 3/3/2015, 5:45 PM
And really surprised to how close D'Onofrio looks to Kingpin.
m0th3r - 3/3/2015, 5:46 PM
interesting how deep they are digging into marvel mythos to avoid using all the biggies right out of the gate...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladiator_%28Melvin_Potter%29
Malakas - 3/3/2015, 5:46 PM
This show is going to be madly awesome.
Bread - 3/3/2015, 5:47 PM
What about Punisher?
Wannabe - 3/3/2015, 5:47 PM
The Wire? I [frick]ing love the Wire.

ALmazing - 3/3/2015, 5:48 PM
Can't freaking wait!

MrMartyMarvel - 3/3/2015, 5:49 PM
I don't think there's a single thing we've heard about this show that wasn't [frick]ing awesome. Bring this shit on, and bring it hard.
Bucky - 3/3/2015, 5:49 PM
Good stuff. I'm glad Gladiator is going to be in the show.
Reasonnnn - 3/3/2015, 5:51 PM
@Kingpin YOU WOULD BE GLAD!

:p
IronRuhail - 3/3/2015, 5:51 PM
yay
@ALmazing
Lol and people think hes not in the right shape for Daredevil
DrDoom - 3/3/2015, 5:52 PM
Gladiator?

Noice. Good to know there will be more villains in the fray.

Still, Mr. Fear would throw me over the edge. Hopefully Season 2.
Pasto - 3/3/2015, 5:54 PM
@IHateBogers
Where'd you get that from?
blackandyellow - 3/3/2015, 5:54 PM
"The series is aiming for a somewhat realistic tone, akin to The Wire or even Arrow."

DannyRand1225 - 3/3/2015, 5:55 PM
I wonder who the villain or villains for Defenders wil be?
cocaegelo - 3/3/2015, 5:56 PM
Omelete is a BRAZILIAN website, not Spanish!
DannyRand1225 - 3/3/2015, 5:57 PM
Franshu - 3/3/2015, 5:58 PM
That's [frick]ig Portuguese man, that's why you can't trasnlate it from Spanish. Jesus...
EthanSmith1 - 3/3/2015, 6:00 PM
Not sure if this was already posted:

TheEpicJuicebox - 3/3/2015, 6:02 PM
TWINS
AlexanderLykins - 3/3/2015, 6:02 PM
The small snippets of footage we got were [freak]ing awesome!
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/3/2015, 6:03 PM
Sounds amazing
DannyRand1225 - 3/3/2015, 6:06 PM
I cant wait for this..why isn't it April already.... also AOS time!!
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/3/2015, 6:07 PM
Whoa that punching Cap???! Looks like an in the middle of transformation Banner
RorMachine - 3/3/2015, 6:08 PM
Spanish..Portuguese...what's the difference;)
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/3/2015, 6:08 PM
Mevermind it's quicksilver in a cool looking slo mo punch
typicalfanboy - 3/3/2015, 6:10 PM
i have this horrible feeling it's going to be another tv miss for marvel.
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