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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