‘Daredevil’: How Season 3’s Black Suit Differentiates Itself From Season 1

In the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil, we see Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) take on the mantle as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen for the first time. But before he donned his iconic red suit, he wore a black suit in order to commit his vigilance in protecting his city – to make it a better place.

Season 3 of Daredevil takes place after the events of The Defenders, where Murdock’s fellow Defenders and surviving friends are left to believe that he perished along with Elektra Natchios (Elodie Yung). However, the audience knows that Murdock is alive and well as the events of the next season take place. With his return, also comes the return of the black suit – but it has some differences this time around.

Costume designer Elisabeth Vastola explained how the season 3 black suit design is different from season 1:

We took a note from the first season look, but we definitely moved away from it. … It’s a little more tactile, it’s a little more rough around the edges. The first season mask for him was really just a piece of fabric that was tied around the back of his head, and it was very clean and sort of simple. The idea behind his mask for this season is basically thinking about what he has at his fingertips. The situation he finds himself in, he’s in a place where the only thing available to him is black and white fabric. We decided to use something for him that had a little more of a texture to it and the concept behind it is sort of a harkening to like a blind justice feel and also referencing this bandaged feel, this infirmed feel for Matt Murdock because I think it has everything to do with his mental state for the season. It’s a little more introspective, I think it’s a little more intimate of a look, it’s way less flashy and it gets down to the bare minimum of what he needs for himself.

What do you make of these comments from Vastola? Do you like the approach that season 3 is taking with this new version of the black suit? How do you think season 3 will turn out for the story? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the Marvel Netflix universe adjacent to the MCU.

Daredevil Season 3 stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jay Ali, Wilson Bethel, Joanne Whalley, and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Daredevil Season 3 hits Netflix October 19, 2018.

Source: Screen Rant

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