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Matt Murdock is no Longer ‘Daredevil’ at the Beginning of the ‘Defenders’

The Defenders, Netflix

Details are beginning to emerge about the state of each of the Marvel heroes when The Defenders kicks off. When the first trailer for the show dropped during Comic-Con last week, one thing was not quite right. Matt Murdock was not in his Daredevil outfit. How much time has passed since the second season finale of Daredevil, and what made Murdock put away being a hero?

In a recent interview, actor Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock) spoke about how Matt Murdock has retired from being a hero when The Defenders begins. Cox tells Cinema Blend:

At the end of Daredevil Season 2, everyone failed. Matt failed, and the consequences were devastating. Six or so months have passed, and he’s had to completely reevaluate everything that he believes, everything that he does. And he’s decided to hang up the suit, as it were. He’s focusing all of his energies on being a pro bono lawyer. And I don’t think he has any interest, really, in being Daredevil anymore.

The Defenders, Netflix
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Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

The Defenders stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and Finn Jones as Danny Rand. It was recently announced that Academy Award and Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner, Sigourney Weaver will also join the cast. Marco Ramirez (Marvel’s “Daredevil”) and Doug Petrie (Marvel’s “Daredevil”) are executive producers along with Drew Goddard (Marvel’s “Daredevil,” “The Martian”), Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s “Jessica Jones,” Marvel’s “Daredevil,” Marvel’s “Luke Cage”) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s “Jessica Jones,” Marvel’s “Daredevil,” Marvel’s “Luke Cage”).

The Defenders hits Netflix on August 18, 2017.

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