The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is full of Easter eggs, hidden references, and nods to the comics that inspired them. One of the most beloved characters in the MCU is Daredevil, the blind lawyer-turned-vigilante who fights crime in Hell’s Kitchen. The character has been featured in two Netflix series, a feature film, and several other MCU projects, and each of these appearances has been packed with Easter eggs and references to the comics.
In the Netflix series, Daredevil’s origin story is explored in detail. The series begins with a flashback to Matt Murdock’s childhood, when he was blinded by a chemical spill. This is a direct reference to the comics, where Matt was blinded by a radioactive substance. The series also features several other Easter eggs, such as the appearance of the “Man Without Fear” graffiti, which is a reference to the comic book series of the same name.
The Netflix series also features several references to other characters in the MCU. For example, in the first season, Matt meets Claire Temple, a nurse who helps him recover from his injuries. Claire is a reference to the character of the same name from the Luke Cage series, and the two characters eventually become close friends.
The feature film, Daredevil (2003), also features several Easter eggs. The film begins with a flashback to Matt’s childhood, when he was blinded by a chemical spill. This is a direct reference to the comics, where Matt was blinded by a radioactive substance. The film also features several other Easter eggs, such as the appearance of the “Man Without Fear” graffiti, which is a reference to the comic book series of the same name.
The MCU also features several other Easter eggs related to Daredevil. For example, in the Avengers: Age of Ultron, the team visits a church in Sokovia, which is a reference to the church where Matt Murdock first became Daredevil. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker wears a Daredevil t-shirt, which is a nod to the character.
Overall, Daredevil has been featured in several MCU projects, and each of these appearances has been packed with Easter eggs and references to the comics. From the Netflix series to the feature film, Daredevil fans have plenty of Easter eggs to look out for.
As Marvel has continued to expand its cinematic universe, each movie continues to provide Easter Eggs for attentive fans to discover. For instance, Marvel’s recent Daredevil series on Netflix featured plenty of surprises, and most viewers may have missed something the first time around. To make sure you don’t miss out, here is a guide to the most memorable Easter Eggs strewn throughout Marvel’s Daredevil.
For starters, comic book fans will remember the Easter Eggs early on in the series when Wilson Fisk made his debut. He wore the same outfit he typically does in Marvel comics, so comic book fans surely took note. An aspect that both comic book fans and moviegoers will especially recognize is the continued reference to The Hand, which is Marvel’s famous group of super villains that Daredevil typically must battle in the comics.
In the very first episode, the audience was introduced to a person known only as The Syrian. Although many viewers may not have made the connection, this character is the same as the character from the comics who is a direct servant of The Hand. But it gets more interesting – you might recall when Foggy Nelson visits Wilson Fisk in a restaurant, this is actually the same restaurant where in the comics Wilson Fisk and his wife have their first date.
In the third episode viewers are also introduced to Yakuza crime boss Nobu, a mainstay character from the comic books. The episode also reveals Matt Murdock’s abilities in martial arts, when at one point he takes on a group of Yakuza members, which was a major event that happened early in the Daredevil comics.
The Easter Eggs continue in Daredevil when Foggy Nelson is seen eating at Josie’s Bar, an establishment run by a woman in Marvel comics who once dated Foggy. Towards the end of the series, the audience receives a special surprise: Matt Murdock’s classic costume. An iconic piece of the comics, it appears near the end of the finale when Matt Murdock solidifies himself as Daredevil.
With so many Easter Eggs hidden throughout the series, Marvel and Netflix have delivered a successful show that along with entertaining viewers, further connects the MCU. Whether you caught every Easter Egg or not, Marvel’s Daredevil is a must watch for fans of the movies and comics alike.