Here’s the big story of the day: Charlie Cox is Daredevil! Marvel confirmed that the British actor will headline the Netflix TV series, which will kick off with an initial 13 episodes. This will then lead into three other TV series, featuring Daredevil’s regular supporting cast: Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.
Cox is best know for his role in Stardust (2007) alongside Claire Danes, and for his supporting role in Boardwalk Empire (2010 – ?). Personally, I haven’t GOT A CLUE about him, though at first glance, he looks nothing like Matt Murdock. But let’s see what a workout routine, make up and the red costume can do for him.
In the meantime, here’s the series synopsis:
Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed actor Charlie Cox has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. Best known for his acclaimed work in “Boardwalk Empire” and “Stardust,” Cox will play Matt Murdock, the lead role in this all-new Marvel Television series. Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).
Source: Bleeding Cool
What do you think – is Charlie Cox a good fit for Daredevil?