Live-Action Daredevil And FF Will Have Their Classic Costumes After All

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Worried that Reed Richards and his pals would be stuck in those strange gray science suits all movie? Or that Matt Murdock would only fight crime in his black pajamas? Worry no more! All these Marvel heroes will don their classic superhero outfits in their first respective outints, and sooner than you think.

First, here's what actor Miles Teller — who plays Mr. Fantastic in the FF movie — told ScreenCrush:

These are the beta versions of the costumes, which is great […] But, yeah it would be very odd if the Fantastic Four didn't don the traditional costumes. You've got to. There is some servicing there. You've got to give that to the fans. That's what it's all about.


STRONGLY AGREE. And here's Daredevil showrunner Stephen DeKnight on Comics Continuum:

He always wore a black mask that was tied in the back. We went through a lot of different versions and did a lot of R&D before settling on something. If you watch very closely, you'll see the outfit evolve subtly into what we call the black ninja suit. The mask changes. He starts wearing protective pads. Eventually it morphs into the classic suit, because he wouldn't be Daredevil without it. Getting there is part of the fun.

The idea was to back the story up to the point before Matt is Daredevil. Then we could take him to a place where some version of the red suit works in a grounded world. The solution is very exciting and makes complete sense.

Seeing as there's been absolutely no hint of their classic comic book fashions in the lead-up to either the Fantastic Four movie or the Daredevil TV show, this is very reassuring to hear. Not that live-action adaptations can't deviate from their source material, but DeKnight has the right idea — these characters wouldn't be themselves without them. It's nice to know that people working on the movies and TV shows realize that.

[Via /Film]


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Then we could take him to a place where some version of the red suit works in a grounded world.

Yes, in a world where have talking Raccoons, sentient trees, magic, robots and men & women who control ants, grounded is an important factor.

Can the live-action stuff cut it out with this grounded crap? The superior animated works have shown time and again that people are willing to accept the fantastical.