UPDATE: Marvel has since confirmed the casting choice for Daredevil to be Charlie Cox. Official press release below.
Not several days after Drew Goddard reduced his role for Marvel’s upcoming DAREDEVIL series on Netflix and Steven S. DeKnight stepped up to replace him, the first rumors of casting for the man without fear have landed as well. Latino Review (who first broke the Goddard story) is now saying that Charlie Cox (Stardust, Boardwalk Empire) is the frontrunner for the blind lawyer, Matt Murdock, and his crime fighting personality, Daredevil.
The site reports: “I am hearing that Charlie Cox, the English actor best known for his starring role as Tristan Thorne in Stardust and more recently for his supporting role in the second and third seasons of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, is looking like he is going to be Marvel’s Daredevil!“
This may be us following blindly (pun intended), but I think casting a relative unknown in the experimental series for Marvel is a right choice. I do enjoy Stardust as well, and being a part of Boardwalk Empire shows that Cox has the acting ability and B-list recognition to bolster the show. Not that we need any convincing to watch it, we’re excited regardless.
Do you think Charlie Cox will make a great Daredevil or should we take this matter to court?
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.[/alert]