Ladies and gentlemen, we have our new Daredevil. You may recognise Charlie Cox from Stardust, its the only thing I know him for. I think he will do a good job, now we just need to get him a good auburn dye job and a photo of him in costume!
As with the Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist series we will be seeing Charlie Cox in his own series first before he dives in with the other heroes of New York in Netflix’s own Marvels Defenders.
Below is the official statement from Marvel over on Bleedingcool.com:
After last night’s rumours, Marvel moved to quickly confirm the casting of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, the man without fear, in their Daredevil series for Netflix.
Here’s what they had to say on the matter, including a tiny – but not surprising plot blurb. If anything it kills the rumours that they might have been hanging onto Fox’s notion of doing this as a period piece.
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”).