Daredevil showrunner says series will be packed with Easter eggs

Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has been discussing the Easter eggs hidden in the forthcoming series, and has promised that there will be plenty of tidbits for comic-book aficionados to get their teeth into.

“There are a ton of Easter eggs in this series,” says DeKnight to Collider. “Some will be very obvious - a reference to the Battle of New York - and there are Easter eggs that are so obscure that I didn’t know what they were. Often times we need a sign in the background, and we always try to use those opportunities to dig into the Marvel universe, so Megan Thomas Brander, one of our Marvel people, we would send that over to her and say, ‘Hey, we need a sign out here. What do we got that would be good?’”

“And she’d send back a list of like ten and I’d look at those, and I’ve read comics all my life, and I look at those and go, ‘I don’t recognize any of these!’ So there are some Easter eggs that are really for the hardcore fans and there are some that other people will recognize.”

However, the series won’t immediately tie in with the rest of Marvel’s Netflix shows, largely because it was developed before those other titles were officially off the ground. “We were in this odd kind of bubble since we were the first one and running and gunning to get it shot and didn’t have any scripts for the other ones,” explains DeKnight. “Noone had been cast for the other ones, so we had to exist in this bit of a bubble.”

Co-starring Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio and Rosario Dawson, Daredevil will debut on Netflix on 10 April 2015.

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