Daredevil Season 3's Epic Fight Scene Was a Tremendously Impressive Achievement

Jill Pantozzi just a moment. 0 comments
Daredevil Marvel Marvel Studios NetFlix Streaming

Daredevil season three is streaming now on Netflix (check out our review here !). Have you gotten to episode four yet? We really need to talk about how impressive a feat that was...

Marvel’s Daredevil series quickly became famous for its creative fight scenes . Particularly, hallway fight scenes. There were attempts to recreate the greatness of the season one choreography, and bring the same feeling to the other Marvel/Netflix series , but the hype never lived up to the expectations for me after that first one. That’s why, when the creators starting talking about what they cooked up for season three, I didn’t get my hopes up. That meant I was happily surprised by “Blindsided.”

Directed by Alex Garcia Lopez and written by Tonya Kong and Sarah Streicher, the episode has Matt entering a prison, pretending to be Foggy, in order to get more information to take down Wilson Fisk . However, he wasn’t adequately prepared for what he’d find out there, nor what he’d face. The prison was filled with men on Fisk’s payroll and they were out for Matt’s blood. What followed was a marathon fight to get out of the prison that took us through the entire building and back outside again. The sequence takes about 11 minutes.

And it was filmed in one take.

Speaking with Digital Spy, star Charlie Cox described the work that went into the huge sequence. “They actually gave us an entire day off just to rehearse, with everyone,” he told them. “Not just the stunt team and the actors, but also the camera crew, the sound department.”

Incredible barely covers it, to be honest. As I watched Cox straining to catch his breath and realized they hadn’t cut yet, I knew I had to watch it all again immediately. Normally, when a large one-take is filmed, the production inserts specific areas where they can cheat if necessary. Cox thought they’d have to rely on those cheats but in the end, they didn’t, and he called that a “real testament to the stunt team.”

He said, “We did a couple of takes that were quite good, and then we had a couple of false starts. And then after lunch, we came back, and we just had this one take that went monumentally well, and every single moment worked...We couldn’t believe it. There were huge celebrations and cheering.”

While he wasn’t there on the day of filming, showrunner Erik Oleson told the Washington Post, “It was, as you can probably imagine, just terrific jolt of adrenaline to everybody in the cast and the crew that they were able to pull off this epic sequence early on in our production schedule. It set a bar…The morale of the crew continued to be insanely high all the way through the finale, in no small part because of what we managed to pull off with this sequence.”

So, what do you think? Does the prison sequence rank in your top five Marvel/Netflix fight scenes?

HighResolutionMusic.com - Download Hi-Res Songs

1 Ariana Grande

7 Rings flac

Ariana Grande. 2019. Writer: Ariana Grande;Richard Rodgers;TBHits;Njomza;Michael "Mikey" Foster;Kaydence;Tayla Parx;Scootie;Oscar Hammerstein II;Victoria Monét.
2 Alan Walker

Lily flac

Alan Walker. 2018. Writer: Alan Walker;Lars Kristian Rosness;Magnus Bertelsen;K-391;Didrik Handlykken;Marcus Arnbekk.
3 Alec Benjamin

Let Me Down Slowly flac

Alec Benjamin. 2019. Writer: Alec Benjamin;Sir Nolan;Michael Pollack.
4 Alan Walker

Lost Control flac

Alan Walker. 2018. Writer: Alan Walker;Thomas Troelsen;Mood Melodies;Sorana;Fredrik Borch Olsen;Magnus "Magnify" Martinsen.
5 Skylar Grey

Everything I Need flac

Skylar Grey. 2018. Writer: Elliott Taylor;Rupert Gregson-Williams;Skylar Grey.
6 Westlife

Hello My Love flac

Westlife. 2019. Writer: Steve Mac;Ed Sheeran.
7 Post Malone

Sunflower flac

Post Malone. 2018. Writer: Carl Rosen;Louis Bell;Billy Walsh;Carter Lang;Swae Lee;Post Malone.
8 Conor Maynard

Way Back Home (Sam Feldt Edit) flac

Conor Maynard. 2018. Writer: Ji Hye Lee;Shaun.
9 Alan Walker

Different World flac

Alan Walker. 2018. Writer: Shy Nodi;Alan Walker;Fredrik Borch Olsen;James Njie;Marcus Arnbekk;Gunnar Greve Pettersen;K-391;Corsak;Shy Martin;Magnus Bertelsen.
10 Sam Smith

Fire On Fire flac

Sam Smith. 2018. Writer: Steve Mac;Sam Smith.
11 Normani

Dancing With A Stranger flac

Normani. 2019. Writer: Mikkel S. Eriksen;Tor Hermansen;Jimmy Napes;Normani;Sam Smith.
12 The Chainsmokers

Hope flac

The Chainsmokers. 2018. Writer: Kate Morgan;Chris Lyon;Alex Pall;Andrew Taggart.
13 Imagine Dragons

Believer flac

Imagine Dragons. 2019. Writer: Dan Reynolds;Lil Wayne;Wayne Sermon;Ben McKee;Daniel Platzman;Robin Fredriksson;Mattias Larsson;Justin Tranter.
14 Skrillex

Face My Fears flac

Skrillex. 2019. Writer: Poo Bear;Skrillex;Utada Hikaru.
15 Slushii

Never Let You Go flac

Slushii. 2019. Writer: Sofía Reyes;Slushii;Aviella Winder.
16 Alan Walker

I Don't Wanna Go flac

Alan Walker. 2018.
17 Mike Perry

Runaway flac

Mike Perry. 2019. Writer: Andreas Wiman;Dimitri Vangelis;Richard Müller;Sasha Rangas;Stefan Van Leijsen;Mike Perry.
18 Gesaffelstein

Lost In The Fire flac

Gesaffelstein. 2019. Writer: Ahmad Balshe;Nate Donmoyer;Gesaffelstein;DaHeala;The Weeknd.
19 Aspyer

Don't Tell Me flac

Aspyer. 2019.
20 Hozier

Almost (Sweet Music) flac

Hozier. 2019. Writer: Hozier.

Suggested posts

Other Jill Pantozzi's posts