Check out these brand-new images of British actor Charlie Cox as the blind lawyer Matt Murdock, straight out of the Daredevil TV show!
Murdock is carrying a blind man’s cane – with a stripe of red to echo Daredevil’s costume – as well as red sunglasses. Essentially, it’s a very lawyer-ish look.
Last month, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight had said that the show would echo Marvel’s gritty depiction of Hell’s Kitchen in its early years.
“We’re going for a kind of very gritty, 1970s New York feel for the show. We love the idea of beauty in the decay of the city and Hell’s Kitchen being a place that is both horrible and beautiful at the same time. That’s why Matt Murdock loves it and wants to protect it.”
Other cast members have already been announced, including Vincent D’Onofrio as the Kingpin, Rosario Dawson in an unnamed role and Deborah Ann Woll as Murdock’s love interest Karen Page. Jeph Loeb, head of television at Marvel, said of Woll:
“Deborah Ann Woll is fiery, self-assured and inspires those around her—all words that perfectly describe Karen Page. It’s through Deborah Ann’s nuanced portrayal that we see just why Karen is not only important to Matt Murdock, but is a central figure in the war for the soul of Hell’s Kitchen.”
Visually, Cox is somewhat disappointing, but that’s probably cause my fanboy’s eye tends to associate Matt Murdock with the Alex Maleev depiction. Here’s what that looks like:
Nevertheless, I’m eager to see what Cox will do with the character – and we still have to see how he fills out the suit.
What do you think – is Cox a good fit for Matt Murdock? Tell us!