Marvel fans have been wondering how Netflix’s new “Daredevil” series will be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). While “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Marvel’s Agent Carter” utilize characters from existing MCU movies, “Daredevil” isn’t as obviously connected. However, the official “Daredevil” Twitter account recently revealed the first connection.
— Daredevil (@Daredevil) February 20, 2015
It seems “Daredevil” made a connection with “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The poster above indicates that Matt Murdoch’s (Charlie Cox) father Jack will fight, or has previously fought, Carl “Crusher” Creel (Brian Patrick Wade). This follows the comics story line, IGN reports. Jack fought Creel in a 2001 comic that was part of the “Daredevil: Yellow” miniseries, which was written by “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” executive producer Jeph Loeb. The man is now pulling double duty as an executive producer for “Daredevil,” so Loeb may be to thank for this connection.
The “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2 premiere featured Creel in a major role. Also known as the Absorbing Man, Creel was revealed to be a Hydra assassin and a former boxer. He absorbed the power of the obelisk, but he couldn’t control it. He was one of the few people who weren’t killed by touching the Inhuman object. However, he was captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. who passed him along to Gen. Talbot (Adrian Pasdar). The last time “S.H.I.E.L.D.” viewers heard about Creel, he was locked up in a Cryostasis Chamber – but will he escape to fight Daredevil’s father?
Since Jack Murdoch will be dead when the Netflix series starts off, Creel’s escape seems unlikely. Yet, a guest starring role isn’t impossible. Creel could appear in a flashback to the fight. A young actor named Skyler Gaertner has been cast as a child version of Matt Murdoch, according to IMDb, so it appears some glimpses of the past are already planned. Wade could very well reprise his role in “Daredevil,” but it isn’t a guarantee. The poster might just be an Easter egg to get fans excited and make them tune in for the new Marvel TV show.
“Daredevil” Season 1 premieres on Netflix on Friday, April 10.