Fans were devastated to learn that the hit Marvel Netflix series, Daredevil, was canceled after only three seasons. In response, the #SaveDaredevil campaign was launched in the hopes of continuing the adventures of The Man Without Fear. Now, the campaign has made it into the real world, thanks to special billboards in Times Square.
First posted today by Twitter user @UpToTASK, the first billboard has rotating images featuring the characters from the show -- in this case, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) -- with the words "Save Daredevil" printed above the images.
The second billboard, however, features a static image displaying a quote from Matt's father, Jack, which reads: "The measure of a man is not how he gets knocked to the mat, it's how he gets back up."
Wow. Some the fans behind the #SaveDaredevil hashtag came together to purchase 5 minutes of screentime on a few digital billboards in New York's Times Square. That's...dedication. Not sure there's much they can do but...WOW. pic.twitter.com/Qc0mWvqZqn— TASK the Ol’ Nerdy Bastard (@UpToTASK) February 23, 2019
Starting in 2015, Daredevil was the first Netflix original drama created for the streaming service by Marvel, and would give way to other Marvel shows that crossed over in the miniseries The Defenders. Following its cancellation and the launch of the campaign, series star Cox voiced his support for the original petition to save the series, and even signed it himself.
While it's unclear if this will bring more people to the cause, the billboards show the lengths the fans of Daredevil will go to have their collective voices heard, and, like Matt Murdock himself, not back down against all odds.
Now available on Netflix, Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Joanne Whalley as Sister Maggie, Wilson Bethel as Benjamin Poindexter, Jay Ali as Rahul “Ray” Nadeem and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.