In 1989, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk hit television screens. The comic book TV movie, boasted the live-action debut of Matt Murdock/Daredevil, introducing audiences to the popular Marvel Comics character.

But how many Daredevil movies are there?

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The Daredevil films in order

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To date, there are three Daredevil movies. The Daredevil movies – which were produced between 1989 and 2005 – include:

  • The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)
  • Daredevil (2003)
  • Elektra (2005)
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Are all of the Dardevil movies part of the same series?

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The Daredevil films breakdown as follows:

  • Trial of the Incredible Hulk is a TV movie and is connected to the extremely popular Incredible Hulk television series of the late 1970s/early 1980s. Daredevil appears in the film as a supporting character.
  • Daredevil and Elektra are big screen adventures which are loosely connected to each other. Elektra was conceived as a spin-off from Daredevil*, with Jennifer Garner appearing in the role of Elektra Natchios in both movies.

*It’s important to note that Matt Murdock/Daredevil does not appear in the Elektra movie. Actor Ben Affleck filmed a small cameo for the picture, reprising the role of Matt Murdock, but his scene was cut from the film.

I have included Elektra in this post, simply because the film acts as a continuation of 2003’s Daredevil. It is classed as being part of the Daredevil movie series.

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Who are the cast of the Daredevil films?

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Notable actors in the Daredevil film series include Rex Smith, Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Colin Farrell, Jon Favreau, Joe Pantoliano, Terence Stamp, Goran Višnjić, and Jason Isaacs.

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Is the Daredevil series the work of the same director?

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The Daredevil films are the work of different directors. Bill Bixby directed The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, Mark Steven Johnson directed Daredevil, and Rob Bowman directed Elektra.

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What is the best Daredevil film?

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According to IMDb the Daredevil films are ranked as follows:

  • The Trial of the Incredible Hulk – 5.9/10
  • Daredevil (2003) – 5.3/10
  • Elektra (2005) – 4.7/10
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