Feast your eyes on Marvel’s new Daredevil.
Marvel confirmed Wednesday that “Boardwalk Empire” and “Stardust” actor Charlie Cox will play the blind superhero in its upcoming miniseries set to premiere on Netflix in 2015.
“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 wrote in its announcement.
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Cox is the first face cast in Marvel and Netflix’s bold new TV deal that will give characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage their own 13-episode series, as well as a joint miniseries titled “The Defenders.”
The casting comes during the same week that former “Daredevil” showrunner Drew Goddard (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Lost”) stepped down to a consultant and executive producer role so he can focus his time on Sony’s “Spider-Man” spinoff, “Sinister Six.” Goddard was replaced by former “Spartacus” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
THR notes that Cox has been a sought after actor for the past two pilot seasons. He was attached to two pilots for CBS that didn't end up going forward. Now he’ll don the mask of one of Marvel’s most complicated and beloved superheroes.
(h/t Latino Review)