Good day to you ladies and gents, time for some TV news and this relates to the upcoming Daredevil Netflix series coming out next summer. The following info comes from superherohype:
UPDATE: Marvel has confirmed the news! Cox is officially set to play Matt Murdock on the upcoming Netflix series.
Latino-Review is reporting that Stardust and “Boardwalk Empire” star Charlie Cox could be the man without fear in Marvel Entertainment’s upcoming Netflix series “Daredevil.” The site reports this is just a rumor for the time being, but check back here for updates on casting for the series very soon.
It was revealed this weekend that The Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard had stepped away from the series in order to focus on Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” spin-off The Sinister Six with “Spartacus” creator Steven S. DeKnight stepping in to take his place as executive producer and showrunner on the series.
“Daredevil” is just one of four new shows that will debut on Netflix from Marvel Entertainment which also include “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage,” “Jessica Jones,” and a mini-series event of “The Defenders” that brings them all together. Production is scheduled to begin on the series this summer with a target release in 2015.
So yeah this news just dropped yesterday and at first I was like “Who the shag is this guy?” But then I was like, “Oh my god, that’s Owen from Boardwalk Empire, kick ass!” While Cox wouldn’t be my first choice for the character and he certainly doesn’t look like Matt Murdock, at the same time we’ve not seen him in costume or have any set pictures to work with, so I’ll be curious to see what Marvel Studios does with the character this time. Also one can’t deny Cox’s talent, he was totally badass in Boardwalk Empire and his character had a lot of different sides to him emotionally and had a great screen presence. Overall I feel like he has the acting chops necessary to take on a role like Matt Murdock/Daredevil.
So what do you thing of this news? Be sure to leave your comments below.