Charlie Cox cast as Daredevil in Marvel’s Netflix show

News Rob Leane 28 May 2014 - 08:08

The Stardust and Boardwalk Empire star will play The Man Without Fear in the Defenders universe…

After a reshuffling of the deck which saw Spartacus showrunner Steven DeKnight replace Drew Goddard at the head of Marvel Studios' new Daredevil Netflix show, we now have an official casting announcement for The Man Without Fear.

Following in the footsteps of incumbent Batman Ben Affleck, British actor Charlie Cox will take on the dual role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil for the 13-episode online series and presumably the Defenders crossover event that will follow.

The official Marvel statement also confirmed that the new series will be sticking to all the familiar Daredevil plot elements: “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 superhero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.”

Most regularly seen on TV as Irish enforcer Owen Sleater in Boardwalk Empire, Cox is perhaps remembered best by many as Tristan Thorn from Stardust.

Only time will tell how Cox will fare in the Marvel universe, but one thing’s for sure – he’s definitely got the jawline for it.

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Interesting choice. I only have a passing familiarity with him so can't comment on suitability. At least he's bringing no 'baggage' with him to the role unlike Ben Affleck who was/has/will continue to be judged until the release of Batman vs Superman.

Interesting choice. And thankfully they are skewing for a slightly older actor to play him rather than the usually rote 'overly-buffed teen' cutout.

Glad we both think it's an interesting choice ;)

Looking promising. He was great in Boardwalk Empire. I'm also happy with the show runner change. I loved Spartacus. De Knight can spin a good yarn. One more reason to keep my Netflicks subscription.

Was hoping to see Michael c hall take this role but that was a pipe dream. As i dont think he would want to be tied down again after dexter. All that being said, interesting choice of cast and not a name that springs to mind. Marvel have a good track with fairly unknown people. And i hope this works out ESP if they plan to use the kingpin. No disrespect to the late micheal Clarke Duncan. But that was just too much ham on top of Ben affleck's cheese fest of a film.

Interesting choice.

Charlie Cox was great in Stardust, as was the film itself. Looking forward to seeing what Marvel do with this!

I don't know much about him as I haven't seen Boardwalk Empire. Does he have the acting chops?

I am overjoyed though, that he isn't a pretty teenager. So far, so promising.

Hmmmmm, interesting.

Veeeeery interesting.

Modern day Hell's Kitchen. Will he be fighting mom's with strollers, frozen yoghurt store owners and the forces of hyper gentrification? It's about the blandest neighborhood in New York City these days. Bummer they couldn't set it in a time when Hell's Kitchen earned its namesake!

another American Hero played by a Brit? I thought we were supposed to play Villains!

It is pretty interesting, as choices go.

But what's really interesting is the choice that they've made...

I choose......... to find this interesting!

Terrible choice. Who was the casting director - Matt Murdock? Interesting though as it has made me waste time writing this.

Muy interesante!

I don't think it's that interesting. ;)

He was brilliant in Stardust. The again, everyone was brilliant in Stardust. It's well worth a watch actually.

Stardust is that fairytale thing with a Ricky Gervais cameo isn't it?

I've seen it but don't remember Charlie Cox being in it.

No es interesanteeeeeee:(

He was the guy at the start. And the end. (Spoiler)

Sí, el interés es alto.

What am I doing. 33. Really?

Yo no se!

Escalofriante! Espeluznante!

Sí, me gusta el traductor de google también, ja, ja.

Que tu me dijiste? Qué yo uso el QUE? 'Stas peligroso, papi, tu 'stas medio pájaro, que sea la ULtima vez quetumeacusesdeusargoogle, descarado niño sin vergüenza.

Actually, he was the main protagonist.

You broke google translate. I have no words.

Are you contradicting me? Only kidding, I was being sarcastic i.e. oh, yeah, the main protagonist, the guy that was in the whole film, from the start to the end.

Oh! I thought you might have confused Cox's character, Tristan, with his father, Dunstan (who, to add more confusion, I think doesn't even appear at the end?). I guess sarcasm really doesn't travel well over the internet. Please accept my apologies.

Ha ha , no apologies necessary my friend. I need to build a device to infer tone from written words, I'd make a fortune.

Hahaha, garcias, nachos garcias. Hey gargoyle, gar- garkon, bring this guy a drink (water), this round's on me!

Cheers dude, how did you know I don't drink, you bring the aqua I'll bring the mala hierba.

No no no, I steer clear, sir, of hydroponics and such like. Pasta la Vista, vato!

Nothing wrong with that sir, I'm taking a wee break myself for a couple weeks, good to keep perspective. Take it easy, hombre!

Brilliant casting! Looking forward to this!!

Terrible casting, he's too skinny for a start. He looks more like doctor who.

Thank you! you're the first person I have seen who shares my opinion.

They pick charlie cox to play daredevil and this is the only negative thing you have to say?

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