How Netflix's "Daredevil" Fits Into the Greater Marvel Universe

April 10, 2015 3:00 PM

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The Marvel universe has expanded from the big screen to small screens, and now, finally, to our laptops: Marvel Studios will premiere Daredevil, its first of several Netflix shows, on Friday. Because Marvel—like one of its fictional masterminds—seems to have a plan to take over the world, Daredevil ties neatly into both the Marvel cinematic universe and the other Netflix shows to come.

First some background on our hero Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil, for those who haven’t read the comics and skipped the atrocious Ben Affleck film in 2003. Murdock (played by Charlie Cox on the show) was blinded in an accident as a child. Though he doesn’t have true superpowers per se, his other sen...

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