Early yesterday, a rumor started making the rounds that Marvel had chosen Stardust and Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox would be taking on the titular role in Marvel/Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series. Later on, Marvel themselves confirmed the news with this announcement:
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”).
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios.
Obviously, Marvel still isn’t willing to dish on all the details of the new show, but at least we have our lead cast member set down. I like Cox, and the fact that he hasn’t worked in this time of project before has me interested. I like Daredevil and think he’s a character with the potential for awesome stories, if handled correctly.
What do you think of the casting choice? Are you excited to see the Daredevil show on Netflix?