“Back in my day …” That’s how us old farts start every story we’re about to tell and I’m not breaking with tradition.
Back in my day, trailers lasted like 5 whole minutes, and were pretty serious about showing you maybe a little more about the upcoming movie or TV show than you may want to know. Today, trailers are fast-paced promotional videos designed to get you excited about an upcoming project. A change that, in my opinion, is very good. Just go watch a trailer for a movie from the 1960s or 1970s and see how most of them plod along compared with today’s promos.
In today’s connected world of instant gratification, the humble trailer has branched off into mutated “mini-me” versions we’ve come to know as teasers. Teasers are tiny trailerettes designed to get you excited about an upcoming trailer that’s designed to get you excited about an upcoming project. So far, so good.
Well, people are getting harder and harder to please. In response to that, enter the teaser for the teaser. A “teaser teaser” is a micro teaserette designed to get you excited about the upcoming teaser that’s designed to get you excited about the upcoming trailer that’s designed to get you excited about an upcoming project. If you’re still following along, you might want to explain it to me because I’ve already confused my-damned-self.
This brings me to the video above, which is a teaser for the Marvel’s Daredevil teaser trailer set to debut Wednesday, February 4. It’s short, quick, and gets the job done pretty well.
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night.
And don’t forget, everybody’s favorite man of few words and many bullets from Falling Skies, Peter Shinkoda, is set to have a major recurring role in Marvel’s Daredevil. That alone is enough to make anyone want to watch, so get ready for the premiere on Friday, April 10 when Netflix will bring forth all 13 one-hour episodes of season one. That’s how you release television!
Marvel’s Daredevil premieres on Netflix on Friday, April 10, 2015