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Rosario Dawson joins Netflix's Daredevil series in a "pivotal" role

Jun. 20, 2014by:

Netflix and Marvel have made yet another wise decision and have added Rosario Dawson to the cast of their upcoming DAREDEVIL series. Dawson will join the already cast Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio who will play Matt Murdock and The Kingpin, respectively. The Hollywood Reporter did not name the role that Dawson would be taking on only that it is "pivotal" to the series. They did share this about her character.

She will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell's Kitchen brings blind attorney Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city.

Now, this could be any number of characters, possibly an original one, but I am going to go ahead and call it now that Rosario Dawson is the new Elektra. Rosario Dawson is one of the sexiest actresses working today and she already has the physique and presence to play a superhero. With her vigilante turns in the two SIN CITY films, Dawson would be the perfect strong female actress to portray the sai-wielding comic character.

Drew Goddard, who scripted the DAREDEVIL pilot before departing to develop Sony's THE SINISTER SIX, came from a strong DAREDEVIL fandom so I wouldn't put it past him to bring Elektra right from the outset. Steven S. DeKnight is currently running the show for the first season. Netflix and Marvel's partnership could also mean this cast may make the jump to the big screen at some point and with this cast already strong, I don't see why not.

DAREDEVIL will premiere on Netflix later this year.

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10:42PM on 06/22/2014
Dawson is solid. Wouldn't mind seeing her in more stuff.
Dawson is solid. Wouldn't mind seeing her in more stuff.
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1:38PM on 06/21/2014
Looking forward to this given the high quality shows Netflix can produce. But does every superhero show need to introduce other heroes straight away, couldn't we just have the first series with Murdoch trying to figure out his shit?
Looking forward to this given the high quality shows Netflix can produce. But does every superhero show need to introduce other heroes straight away, couldn't we just have the first series with Murdoch trying to figure out his shit?
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10:14AM on 06/21/2014
I'm also going with Typhoid Mary
I'm also going with Typhoid Mary
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8:03AM on 06/21/2014
Perfect woman.
Perfect woman.
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10:16PM on 06/20/2014

Yep. I'm getting excited for this series.

Hopefully, if this is a hit, we can get an equally awesome Punisher series.
Hopefully, if this is a hit, we can get an equally awesome Punisher series.
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11:40PM on 06/20/2014
Hell yeah.I always thought Garth Ennis run on Punisher Max would make a great show.Welcome back frank with Ma Gnucci,barracuda and General Zakharov .Some one hurry up and make this.
Hell yeah.I always thought Garth Ennis run on Punisher Max would make a great show.Welcome back frank with Ma Gnucci,barracuda and General Zakharov .Some one hurry up and make this.
9:37PM on 06/20/2014

Hell Yeah!!!

I was gonna watch this no matter what but now that they got my girl who incidentally did full frontal in 'Trance' I'm all in!!!
I was gonna watch this no matter what but now that they got my girl who incidentally did full frontal in 'Trance' I'm all in!!!
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8:31PM on 06/20/2014
Like BatSTUD, I'm going with Typhoid Mary for her as well.
Like BatSTUD, I'm going with Typhoid Mary for her as well.
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7:07PM on 06/20/2014

Obscure But Important

I'm calling it as Night Nurse. Based on the description given of her role.
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Night Nurse is the name of a Marvel Comics comic-book series published in the early 1970s, as well the alter ego of a fictional character, Linda Carter, known for her willingness to help injured superheroes. Carter was one of three central characters created by writer Jean Thomas, who first appeared in Night Nurse #1 (November 1972), though she was later identified as the lead of another
I'm calling it as Night Nurse. Based on the description given of her role.
Check it out, from Wikipedia...
Night Nurse is the name of a Marvel Comics comic-book series published in the early 1970s, as well the alter ego of a fictional character, Linda Carter, known for her willingness to help injured superheroes. Carter was one of three central characters created by writer Jean Thomas, who first appeared in Night Nurse #1 (November 1972), though she was later identified as the lead of another Marvel series published in 1961.
Carter later adopted the name "Night Nurse" for herself, and in this incarnation, first appeared as Night Nurse in Daredevil vol. 2, #58 (May 2004), written by writer Brian Michael Bendis. Although she uses the word "nurse" as part of her codename, she has since claimed to be a medical doctor.
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7:02PM on 06/20/2014
Anxious to see how the fights are going to be choreographed.
Anxious to see how the fights are going to be choreographed.
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11:43PM on 06/20/2014
I think its safe to say there won`t be any fights teeter-totters.
I think its safe to say there won`t be any fights teeter-totters.
5:49PM on 06/20/2014

Whatever role she plays, she's an excellent choice

She's 3 years older than Charlie Cox, so it's not impossible for her to play a love interest for Daredevil.

I'm not familiar with Daredevil so I don't know any of the other characters, but I do think she'd make a great Elektra. She looks very similar to Greg Horn's image of the character.
She's 3 years older than Charlie Cox, so it's not impossible for her to play a love interest for Daredevil.

I'm not familiar with Daredevil so I don't know any of the other characters, but I do think she'd make a great Elektra. She looks very similar to Greg Horn's image of the character.
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5:38PM on 06/20/2014

Typhoid Mary

Calling it.
Calling it.
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5:33PM on 06/20/2014
They're aiming high with this one. Hope it's great.
They're aiming high with this one. Hope it's great.
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5:28PM on 06/20/2014
I don`t think she will be playing Elektra but may`be Echo.Since the last casting was Kingpin and Kingpin is the one who sends Echo to fight Daredevil after saying he (dd) was the one who killed her father.
I don`t think she will be playing Elektra but may`be Echo.Since the last casting was Kingpin and Kingpin is the one who sends Echo to fight Daredevil after saying he (dd) was the one who killed her father.
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4:48PM on 06/20/2014
All the casting for this series has been perfect so far. I don't think she is playing Elektra though, because if she were, why be so secretive about it?

But definitely looking forward to this with much anticipation. Been wanting to see more of Daredevil since the first film came out and we never got a sequel unfortunately.
All the casting for this series has been perfect so far. I don't think she is playing Elektra though, because if she were, why be so secretive about it?

But definitely looking forward to this with much anticipation. Been wanting to see more of Daredevil since the first film came out and we never got a sequel unfortunately.
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4:43PM on 06/20/2014

I'm going to say...

...Jennifer Walters. She is an attorney as well and her story could be incorporated into Daredevil's with relative ease. Either that or Jessica Jones, unless they cast her already for her series and I missed it. Not that I would mind Dawson being Elektra; I just think that if she was then there wouldn't be the need for secrecy. Daredevil and Elektra are synonymous even for some non-comic book fans.
...Jennifer Walters. She is an attorney as well and her story could be incorporated into Daredevil's with relative ease. Either that or Jessica Jones, unless they cast her already for her series and I missed it. Not that I would mind Dawson being Elektra; I just think that if she was then there wouldn't be the need for secrecy. Daredevil and Elektra are synonymous even for some non-comic book fans.
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4:02PM on 06/20/2014
She won't Elektra. Hopefully Maya Lopez, Milla Donovan or Karen Page.
She won't Elektra. Hopefully Maya Lopez, Milla Donovan or Karen Page.
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3:59PM on 06/20/2014
FINALLY! A good reason for me to look forward to this series.
FINALLY! A good reason for me to look forward to this series.
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3:50PM on 06/20/2014
Not the biggest fan but it looks like they are taking this series seriously.
Not the biggest fan but it looks like they are taking this series seriously.
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3:25PM on 06/20/2014
I'm trying to think who they would be so secretive about. Elektra is obviously the first thing to come to mind, but maybe she is playing Misty Knight, a character associated with each of the Netflix series leads. Maybe she's the "Coulson/Fury" (sort of) of this corner of the world
I'm trying to think who they would be so secretive about. Elektra is obviously the first thing to come to mind, but maybe she is playing Misty Knight, a character associated with each of the Netflix series leads. Maybe she's the "Coulson/Fury" (sort of) of this corner of the world
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3:22PM on 06/20/2014

nice.

i am glad its being made as a netflux series, i really dont think marvel would release a movie that would do.him justice. possible if the series does really well we could get an adult movie down the way.
i am glad its being made as a netflux series, i really dont think marvel would release a movie that would do.him justice. possible if the series does really well we could get an adult movie down the way.
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3:20PM on 06/20/2014
I really hope this is good. DD is in my top 5 favorite marvel characters and I feel that he is sometimes shafted for no good reason. I think the character has a lot of potential and this series seems to be on track to unleashing it.
I actually didn't mind the movie, I know it gets shit on, but it was entertaining and I liked the "one man can make a difference" stuff, but this series seems to doing everything right, so fingers crossed.
I really hope this is good. DD is in my top 5 favorite marvel characters and I feel that he is sometimes shafted for no good reason. I think the character has a lot of potential and this series seems to be on track to unleashing it.
I actually didn't mind the movie, I know it gets shit on, but it was entertaining and I liked the "one man can make a difference" stuff, but this series seems to doing everything right, so fingers crossed.
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3:17PM on 06/20/2014
This is just sounding better and better. I love Daredevil, and I gotta say, this is one of the Marvel productions I am most looking forward to--maybe even more than Avengers 2!
This is just sounding better and better. I love Daredevil, and I gotta say, this is one of the Marvel productions I am most looking forward to--maybe even more than Avengers 2!
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3:16PM on 06/20/2014
That is fucking awesome!
That is fucking awesome!
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