“Daredevil” was quite the pleasant surprise this year. I think the most optimistic of fans were hopeful that it’d be great, but very few actually predicted the mammoth success it would turn out to be for both critics and fans. Now, like “Iron Man” for the Avengers in the MCU, “Daredevil”s success is now poised to be quite the springboard for the Defenders on television, which will continue with “Jessica Jones,” a second season of “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” and of course, culminate in a “Defenders” series. Season twos of the other Defenders series are likely pending the success of their own respective series, but if “Daredevil” is any indication, we’ll be seeing a whole lot of Marvel on Netflix in the coming years.
If there was one ever-so-minor hangup for “Daredevil,” however, it may have been in one detail: the suit. Sure there are plenty of fans out there who don’t have a problem with the iconic suit as shown at the end of season one, but compared to the ninja suit we got for the majority of the season, it came across as a bit…underwhelming for some. Some thought it looked boxy and awkward, and some simply lamented the absence of the black outfit we’d grown to love. It certainly made for a creepier figure in the dark alleys.
These impressions–along with the tradition of superheroes frequently changing up their costumes–led some folks to believe a redesign was in order for season two. Now, thanks to a post from the official “Daredevil” Twitter account, we have our first look at the suit.
So, does the suit look any different? Well, to be frank, it’s hard to tell, so let’s pull up a season one comparison.
I may be missing something, but I can’t see any real differences. Of course, we can’t rule out the fact that the Twitter account is just posting fun stuff from season one. There’s no hashtag or indication that they’re actually teasing us with season two. And then we also need to keep in mind that they may just keep going forward with this suit from the foreseeable future. While some fans may not enjoy it too much, it makes practical sense, and as a blind man, I doubt Matt Murdock would tell Melvin Potter that he needs a cooler looking suit because the bad guys are laughing at him.
Either way, I’m still a bit happy we don’t have the “DD” etched into the chest. I feel like it’s inevitable, but I’m holding out they’ll steer away from it.
What are your thoughts? Did you like red suit? What changes would you make for a season two upgrade? Let us know in the comments down below!