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[UPDATE] Charlie Cox is Marvel’s Daredevil

UPDATE: Variety has confirmed this as true. Charlie Cox will play Daredevil in the upcoming series.

The Marvel news train has apparently become the “villain” from Tony Scott’s Unstoppable as it continues to barrel down the tracks of internet insanity. It began last Friday when it was announced that Edgar Wright had left the Ant-Man film he’d been developing for nearly eight years, an announcement that was later followed up with rumors that the director left the project over various re-writes that were made to the original script created with Joe Cornish. The train then rolled through Saturday when it was revealed Drew Goddard was stepping down from the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Daredevil to focus his attention on Sony’s Sinister Six. In his place, fellow Whedon-school alum Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus) took over as showrunner. Now, in relation to Daredevil, a new rumor comes courtesy of the folks over at Latino-Review.

There’s been much speculation over who would play the man without fear, the most high-profile name in the mix being Michael C. Hall, who’s on the hunt for a new project now that Dexter is over. Today, the outlet reports Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Cox is the frontrunner to play the blind superhero. El Mayimbe does state in his report the news is currently unconfirmed but comes from a trustworthy enough source to post.

Without knowing the tone Marvel Television is going for, it’s hard to say if Cox is the right choice for the part, but he definitely fits the Marvel bill of not having a major break-out roll yet, despite having an extensive body of work. Honestly, at this point, when it comes to casting we should just let Marvel do its thing because they haven’t screwed up once so far on that front.

What do you think about Cox as Daredevil? Who would you like to see play the part? Let us know below!

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  1. PhoenixFinale says:

    Keanu Reeves would be the perfect Daredevil. We’ve all seen him in combat in The Matrix, so he’s got the moves, he would totally play the part well, and I’m sure he could pull off the costume as well. It would be amazing. I wish they’d try and get him to play it instead of this guy. But, maybe it won’t suck. It won’t be hard to top the first one though, that’s for sure.

  2. haley_elder says:

    Similar to others, I’ve only seen him in Stardust, so it should be interesting how Daredevil turns out. For the looks, he’s already ahead of Benaffleck (read it as one name 😉

  3. remi83 says:

    Loved him on BWE and it hasn’t been the same since he was killed off. I am not a big comic book fan but I will watch this if he is in it.

  4. TD says:

    With Marvel and Disney, it’s all about getting actors on the cheap. It’s always been that way at Disney. RDJ was cheap when he made IM 1, but they wisely realized he was the most important part of their whole movie franchise operation and they ponied up. Hall, coming off fan favorite Dexter and having Six Feet Under behind him, cementing his cred, would likely not be cheap. He was my first choice. Daredevil and Ant Man have gone from being the two projects coming from Marvel I was most excited about to being two things I’ll probably avoid. Ant Man is definitely going to be a mess and a miss.

  5. Doddy Bigital says:

    Ahhhh this dude rules. Top-notch actor. You might not get that if you’ve only seen him in movies, but watch Boardwalk Empire and you’ll get it.

    Now the only thing to worry about is DeKnight…

  6. Joe G says:

    Ain’t he also the guy from Stardust?

  7. jm5150 says:

    never heard of him, seems to have a good resume though. Wish him luck, Im a big daredevil fan so he better do good