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Confirmed: Charlie Cox will be Daredevil in Netflix's Marvel series

05.27.2014

Confirmed! THR is reporting that Cox has been cast in the role. Meet your new Matt Murdock! - PS

Also, check out the new synopsis for the show, released by Marvel:

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.

In keeping with the unique casting choices for their projects, Marvel's Netflix series DAREDEVIL may have found the right Man Without Fear in BOARDWALK EMPIRE actor Charlie Cox. The English actor appeared for two seasons on the HBO series and also co-starred in Matthew Vaughn's fantasy film STARDUST. He recently filmed a pilot for a CBS series with John Cusack that did not get picked up so his slate is currently wide open.

While this is just a rumor, the name flies in the face of more famous actors like Michael C. Hall whose named was thrown around after the finale of DEXTER. While Latino Review claims their sources are checking out, nothing is official until it is official.

Marvel has tended to go with unknowns or actors on the verge of breaking out for their main roles with bigger names reserved for supporting parts in their films. Most of the big screen Marvel actors reached their fame through their superhero performances. On the small screen, the series AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and the upcoming AGENT CARTER have relied on established cinematic universe performers in Clark Gregg and Hayley Atwell to head their respective series. Cox is essentially an unknown to most audiences and could easily slip into the series and surprise everyone. I like this rumor and hope it turns out to be true.

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4:48AM on 05/29/2014
Strange choice, but it might be good in a long run.
Strange choice, but it might be good in a long run.
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12:24PM on 05/28/2014

Wow...

My excitement just plummeted.
My excitement just plummeted.
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10:34AM on 05/28/2014
Just glad the ball is rolling on this.
Just glad the ball is rolling on this.
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9:46AM on 05/28/2014
Marvel have put in loads of lower named stars (or TV show stars) in their movies...I suspect with the plan or flexibility to place them in future TV shows, when needed. You've seen it with Sith and Maria Hill for Shield and the Agent Carter series. As for this casting, I don't know who this guy is but there's been countless TV shows that have cast relative unknowns as leads and gone on to make them household names (or at least, much better known) so not worried about this.
Marvel have put in loads of lower named stars (or TV show stars) in their movies...I suspect with the plan or flexibility to place them in future TV shows, when needed. You've seen it with Sith and Maria Hill for Shield and the Agent Carter series. As for this casting, I don't know who this guy is but there's been countless TV shows that have cast relative unknowns as leads and gone on to make them household names (or at least, much better known) so not worried about this.
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9:16AM on 05/28/2014
I don't mind this, but it agree with JediteX. Hoping for Michael C. Hall.
I don't mind this, but it agree with JediteX. Hoping for Michael C. Hall.
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4:03AM on 05/28/2014
Great casting.Can`t wait to see who Marvel go with for Iron Fist and Jessica Jones tv shows.

Speaking of Dardevil tv show.I think Elodie Yung would make a great Elektra.
Great casting.Can`t wait to see who Marvel go with for Iron Fist and Jessica Jones tv shows.

Speaking of Dardevil tv show.I think Elodie Yung would make a great Elektra.
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2:03AM on 05/28/2014
I'm open minded about this casting choice, but I was really hoping for Michael C. Hall as Matt Murdock.
I'm open minded about this casting choice, but I was really hoping for Michael C. Hall as Matt Murdock.
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1:56AM on 05/28/2014

Hmmm

I was hoping for someone a little older, but i'll give him a chance.
I was hoping for someone a little older, but i'll give him a chance.
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1:05AM on 05/28/2014
Didn't expect a relative unknown, but bring it on.
Didn't expect a relative unknown, but bring it on.
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12:19AM on 05/28/2014
This casting choice gets my stamp of approval.
This casting choice gets my stamp of approval.
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11:06PM on 05/27/2014
The lesson is this: Work with Matthew Vaughn and good things will eventually happen.
The lesson is this: Work with Matthew Vaughn and good things will eventually happen.
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1:58AM on 05/28/2014
Michael Fassbender, Chloe Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy, Jack O'Connell and now him...you are correct, sir!

I'm down for this and think he'll do an AMAZING job.
Michael Fassbender, Chloe Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy, Jack O'Connell and now him...you are correct, sir!

I'm down for this and think he'll do an AMAZING job.
10:14AM on 05/28/2014
Definitely. Vaughn seems to be a lucky charm!
Definitely. Vaughn seems to be a lucky charm!
10:56PM on 05/27/2014
Approved! Loved him in BWE.
Approved! Loved him in BWE.
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10:22PM on 05/27/2014
Totally fine with this!
Totally fine with this!
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9:47PM on 05/27/2014
Inspired casting, Marvel strikes again! Well played sir...
Inspired casting, Marvel strikes again! Well played sir...
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9:16PM on 05/27/2014
He'll make a fine Daredevil. Granted, not my first choice, but I do like the inspired casting. I just hope he plays Daredevil just as good as Matt Murdock considering the duality is vital with a comic book character like this.
He'll make a fine Daredevil. Granted, not my first choice, but I do like the inspired casting. I just hope he plays Daredevil just as good as Matt Murdock considering the duality is vital with a comic book character like this.
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8:42PM on 05/27/2014

Confirmed

The Hollywood Reporter is confirming this casting, though they still say there has been no official statement from Marvel or Netflix.

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The Hollywood Reporter is confirming this casting, though they still say there has been no official statement from Marvel or Netflix.

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8:14PM on 05/27/2014
If he can bring the quality he brought with his character on Boardwalk Empire, then I am all for this casting. He was easily one of the better parts of that show and wouldn't mind seeing him being the best part of this new series.
If he can bring the quality he brought with his character on Boardwalk Empire, then I am all for this casting. He was easily one of the better parts of that show and wouldn't mind seeing him being the best part of this new series.
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7:46PM on 05/27/2014
Charlie Cox is actually a good actor but I don't feel Daredevil-ish in him. Need to see him in the costume though.
Charlie Cox is actually a good actor but I don't feel Daredevil-ish in him. Need to see him in the costume though.
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7:44PM on 05/27/2014
He was good in Stardust but seems a bit well innocent and baby-faced for DD, whatever age he might be.
He was good in Stardust but seems a bit well innocent and baby-faced for DD, whatever age he might be.
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7:22PM on 05/27/2014

This casting choice would never have crossed my mind,

but it's awesome. Loved him in Boardwalk Empire. Now if he can just get the accent right.
but it's awesome. Loved him in Boardwalk Empire. Now if he can just get the accent right.
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6:49PM on 05/27/2014

I agree with some of the people below...

...In that while I think he'll do fine, I wish they would go older. I know he's 31, but someone with a little more wear on his face. If they did that they could tell the BORN AGAIN storyline, which I think would be a MUCH more interesting way to tell Daredevil's origin story than the run-of-the-mill plot we've seen countless times. In Born Again Daredevil is already established, so it would be an interesting approach.
...In that while I think he'll do fine, I wish they would go older. I know he's 31, but someone with a little more wear on his face. If they did that they could tell the BORN AGAIN storyline, which I think would be a MUCH more interesting way to tell Daredevil's origin story than the run-of-the-mill plot we've seen countless times. In Born Again Daredevil is already established, so it would be an interesting approach.
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6:35PM on 05/27/2014

He was excellent in STARDUST

At first, he came off as a bit of a whiny douche but then he improved as the film went on. About 2/3 of the way through the film, I realized that was the point. A well-played performance, I think he'll do well as Daredevil.
At first, he came off as a bit of a whiny douche but then he improved as the film went on. About 2/3 of the way through the film, I realized that was the point. A well-played performance, I think he'll do well as Daredevil.
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6:27PM on 05/27/2014
This guy was good in both Boardwalk Empire and Stardust, so I think he'd be a fine choice. On a side note, does anyone know if Kingpin and Bullseye are supposed to be a part of this show?
This guy was good in both Boardwalk Empire and Stardust, so I think he'd be a fine choice. On a side note, does anyone know if Kingpin and Bullseye are supposed to be a part of this show?
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6:40PM on 05/27/2014
Daredevil is the only confirmed character. I doubt they wouldnt have them
Daredevil is the only confirmed character. I doubt they wouldnt have them
6:10PM on 05/27/2014
Like him but a lil younger than I wanted in Daredevil
Like him but a lil younger than I wanted in Daredevil
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6:24PM on 05/27/2014
31 is too young? How old did you want this character too be on the show?
31 is too young? How old did you want this character too be on the show?
7:36PM on 05/27/2014
Late 30s, early 40s. I like the idea of seeing heroes who have been at it awhile
Late 30s, early 40s. I like the idea of seeing heroes who have been at it awhile
11:40PM on 05/27/2014
Yeah, a bit too young, 80 something would do just fine. :P

I'm not overly thrilled about the casting, but that's the way these things go.
Yeah, a bit too young, 80 something would do just fine. :P

I'm not overly thrilled about the casting, but that's the way these things go.
12:21AM on 05/28/2014
Im just saying, in my mind Daredevil is a lil more weathered and beaten down
Im just saying, in my mind Daredevil is a lil more weathered and beaten down
6:49AM on 05/28/2014
Yeah, I hear you Ocelot. That's the picture I get of him too.
Yeah, I hear you Ocelot. That's the picture I get of him too.
5:47PM on 05/27/2014
He was one of my favorite characters on Boardwalk and Charlie did a great job. He had that swashbuckling honor and chivalry (even for a mob enforcer) that they used to describe Daredevil as. (not so much anymore but the character hasnt change anyway)
He was one of my favorite characters on Boardwalk and Charlie did a great job. He had that swashbuckling honor and chivalry (even for a mob enforcer) that they used to describe Daredevil as. (not so much anymore but the character hasnt change anyway)
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5:43PM on 05/27/2014

I like this!

He was VERY good on Boardwalk Empire and I said more than a few times that he had that "it" that I gravitated towards his character although he wasn't a "main" star. I think he could really "breakout" in this role and could easily transition it to the big screen! Now that I think about it Jack Huston would also make a good Dr. Strange! Maybe I'm a little late to the party on that because I know he's been up for other Marvel stuff, GOTG, but this article made that idea pop into my mind.
He was VERY good on Boardwalk Empire and I said more than a few times that he had that "it" that I gravitated towards his character although he wasn't a "main" star. I think he could really "breakout" in this role and could easily transition it to the big screen! Now that I think about it Jack Huston would also make a good Dr. Strange! Maybe I'm a little late to the party on that because I know he's been up for other Marvel stuff, GOTG, but this article made that idea pop into my mind.
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5:34PM on 05/27/2014
Based on what I saw in Boardwalk Empire, I'd say he's a solid choice,
Based on what I saw in Boardwalk Empire, I'd say he's a solid choice,
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