Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Series Casts Charlie Cox As Matt Murdock
The Man Without Fear is officially an Englishman Who Was On Boardwalk Empire. Variety has confirmed an earlier Latino Review rumor that actor Charlie Cox has signed to play Matt Murdock in Marvel’s upcoming live action Daredevil series on Netflix.
Set to debut on Netflix in 2015, the 13-episode Daredevil series will be set in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. It will be joined by Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones shows, all four of which will all culminate in a sequel series called The Defenders.
Initially set to be helmed by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias), as announced this weekend, the show will now be run by Steven S. DeKnight. Goddard’s not out of the picture, however, as he’ll still serve as a consultant while moving on to write and direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s planned Sinister Six spinoff movie.
This is kind of Cox’s second live action comic book role, having starred in the Stardust in 2007, which was based on Neil Gaiman’s novel-turned-Charles-Vess-sort-of-comic-sort-of-illustrated-novel from DC Comics circa 1997.
The new series will mark Marvel’s third attempt to take Daredevil to the small/big screens. Rex Smith played Daredevil in the 1989 The Trial of the Incredible Hulk TV movie, and Ben Affleck portrayed the hero in the eponymous 2003 live action film. Affleck, of course, will play Batman in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Charlie Cox is not on Twitter, so who knows how he feels about it? Probably pretty good?