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The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.

For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Daredevil can be found here.

1964, created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett.

Franklin "Foggy" Nelson and Karen Page were introduced in Daredevil, vo. 1, No. 1, in 1964. That comic was written by Stan Lee and drawn by Bill Everett. The Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) was created by Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. in Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1, No. 50. He was later established as a major enemy of Daredevil in the 1980s. Bullseye was created by Marv Wolfman and Bob Brown during a mid-1970s Daredevil comic. Elektra was created by artist-writer Frank Miller in Daredevil Vol. 1, No. 168 in 1980.

Stan Lee appears as a pedestrian that Matt Murdock prevents from walking into traffic. Frank Miller appears as one of Bullseye's victims ("Man With Pen in Head"). Former Daredevil writer and filmmaker Kevin Smith appears a forensics assistant.

One of the boxers faced by Matt Murdock's father is named Romita; another is called Gene "The Machine" Colan, a reference to artist Gene Colan, the regular Daredevil artist from 1966 until 1973 and who drew the character periodically after that; Matt Murdock's priest is named Father Everett, referring to Bill Everett, the co-creator of Daredevil (with Stan Lee). Another was Jose Quesada who was trialed at court for rape, and was later tracked down by Daredevil; this character is referenced off from Marvel's editor-in-chief Joe Quesada. Another was Kevin Smith's as the forensic assistant Jack Kirby, which was artist Jack Kirby from the early Marvel comics in the 60s.

The forensic assistant that gets paid by Urich (Joe Pantoliano) and then shows him Daredevil's stick is actually writer-director Kevin Smith. Interesting fact: Smith's character is named "Jack Kirby", a reference to comic book artist Jack Kirby Also, Ben Affleck has actually appeared in many of Kevin Smith's movies. Kevin Smith has also written Daredevil comics for Marvel in the past

Bullseye had a suit in the original comics. Interesting fact: In the director's cut, the line is changed to "I want a f**king costume".

According to the original comic, his sense of touch is so highly developed that he can differentiate between individual colours of thread and cloth. The rest depends upon his radar sense.

The film rights to Daredevil have recently reverted back to Marvel Comics. Ben Affleck has said he would not like to reprise the role should the series be continued or rebooted.

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In the audio commentary Director Mark Steven Johnson expresses his dissatisfaction about the fact that he needed to provide a cinema-friendly (PG-13) version at the request of 20th Century Fox. One year later, the director's cut is finally available for the audience. The main changes in short are: All violent scences have been included again. The subplot with Coolio has been added. This scene shows how various characters, such as Matt, Franklin or Ben Ulrich bring down the Kingpin not only through the Daredevil's actions, but also collect solid evidence with the help of investigatory work. Thereby the movie's depiction of vigilante justice is being reduced and the bond among the characters is strengthened. Ben and Matt are almost friends in the Director's Cut, while in the theatrical version they hardly know each other. Instead of a carelessly compounded middle part without proper scene transitions the movie now appears more fluently and the scene succession finally makes sense. Without the bedroom scene the relation between Matt Murdock and Elektra seems to be more aloof and you can feel a kind of tense among them. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.

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