Imagine if Hollywood had released tent-pole comic-book movies starring their iconic characters around the time of the source material’s release date. For the purposes of this experiment, we will say that a movie would be released 5 years after the introduction of the character, and only movies that have been made would be made.
Daredevil was a one and done. When Frank Miller reinvigorated interest in the character by taking over as writer and artists, producers wanted to head back to the well.
Chuck Norris was still kicking ass in 1986, and donned the red tights once again.
The fact that the actor insisted on keeping some facial hair, which did not work well with the cowl might have been the first clue things were not going to go well.
She was red-hot in 1986, and actually of Greek descent.
If you needed a villain in 1986, rather if you ask someone to remember a villain from the 80s, they might very well turn to…. The Best Around!
In the same year, Dafoe would star in Platoon, bringing him much more attention and acclaim, but he brought intensity and humor to the role of Daredevil’s blind mentor.
Typhoid Mary-Sharon Stone
Before her big breakout (Total Recall), Stone had been cast by producers in hopes of making her the next big thing. She brought the sexy and high-energy to the role.
When reviews rolled in (and they were not good), Stone was noticed by critics, as was the young martial artist Jet Li.