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Rumor of the day: Josh Hartnett for Daredevil?

Jun. 19, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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And in today's Innocuous Rumor of the Day, director David Slade has expressed interest in having Josh Hartnett take the lead in his DAREDEVIL reboot.  Maybe.

Twitter user: "I hope @DAVID_A_SLADE gets back to Daredevil stuff soon, & I hope, maybe, Josh Hartnett coudl finally get a Marvel role.."

To which Slade replied: "You and me both."

Slade and Hartnett worked together on 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, so this possibility isn't one that has appeared completely out of the blue.  Not to mention the fact that producers are probably looking at every actor under 40 for the role anyway. So this could all just be 1) a case of Slade being cryptic because it's entertaining, 2) Slade agreeing that Hartnett should have a place somewhere in the Marvel Movie Universe, or 3) Slade actually admitting that Hartnett is at the very least on his DAREDEVIL wishlist.  Or, of course, it could also be something else entirely. 

What do you think? Could Hartnett handle it?

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Extra Tidbit: I tend to see Josh Hartnett as the prettier, gentler version of Ethan Hawke.
Source: Twitter

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7:59PM on 06/19/2012
I'm not really feeling Hartnett as Daredevil. He's like an American Orlando Bloom.
I'm not really feeling Hartnett as Daredevil. He's like an American Orlando Bloom.
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6:51PM on 06/19/2012
Or it could be a fourth option as the Twitter user says I hope David Slade gets back to Daredevil stuff soon, he could be saying you and me both to that aspect of it.
Or it could be a fourth option as the Twitter user says I hope David Slade gets back to Daredevil stuff soon, he could be saying you and me both to that aspect of it.
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4:54PM on 06/19/2012
Here's something you all may or may not find interesting. I'm good friends with a girl who used to be in theater class with him many years ago. She had absolutely nothing good to say about him. According to her, he was just a pompous, arrogant dick...and this was before he was famous. So, I can't help but think of that every time I see him, and it makes it difficult for me to enjoy his movies.
Here's something you all may or may not find interesting. I'm good friends with a girl who used to be in theater class with him many years ago. She had absolutely nothing good to say about him. According to her, he was just a pompous, arrogant dick...and this was before he was famous. So, I can't help but think of that every time I see him, and it makes it difficult for me to enjoy his movies.
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2:31PM on 06/19/2012

OMG

I love these young actors with their seriously deep voices and careworn demeanour. They are so profound.
I love these young actors with their seriously deep voices and careworn demeanour. They are so profound.
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1:54PM on 06/19/2012
He could do it but it really doesn't matter if they try to cram in years of comics into one film like they did last time.
He could do it but it really doesn't matter if they try to cram in years of comics into one film like they did last time.
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1:15PM on 06/19/2012
Well, I don't HATE it. But would prefer a lesser known actor. But last I heard this movie was hitting a dead end of sorts, so I am not sure how much stock to put into this.
Well, I don't HATE it. But would prefer a lesser known actor. But last I heard this movie was hitting a dead end of sorts, so I am not sure how much stock to put into this.
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12:48PM on 06/19/2012

Give us something unexpected

Not really opposed to Hartnett. I think he has made some solid career choices since his early failings (Pearl Harbor, for example).

But I would rather see something I didn't anticipate. It seems every time producers reach into the Indie market to find an outside the box choice, it pays dividends. Bale, Ledger, RDJ, Ruffalo, Craig, etc. All excellent choices and when they were cast, were controversial and very outside the box for their roles.
Not really opposed to Hartnett. I think he has made some solid career choices since his early failings (Pearl Harbor, for example).

But I would rather see something I didn't anticipate. It seems every time producers reach into the Indie market to find an outside the box choice, it pays dividends. Bale, Ledger, RDJ, Ruffalo, Craig, etc. All excellent choices and when they were cast, were controversial and very outside the box for their roles.
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12:40PM on 06/19/2012

Pearl Harbor connection

I hate it.
I hate it.
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11:21AM on 06/19/2012
Garrett Hedlund or Chris Pine would be much better. I don't mind Hartnett, but he's so 2003! Yeah, that's sarcasm, but ya still get my point...
Garrett Hedlund or Chris Pine would be much better. I don't mind Hartnett, but he's so 2003! Yeah, that's sarcasm, but ya still get my point...
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10:32AM on 06/19/2012
He's just not one of those charismatic actors, and it doesn't bother me that he hasn't been in much these past several years. I just remember me and my girlfriends looking at pictures of him in teen mags. I don't remember any compelling film roles from him.
He's just not one of those charismatic actors, and it doesn't bother me that he hasn't been in much these past several years. I just remember me and my girlfriends looking at pictures of him in teen mags. I don't remember any compelling film roles from him.
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10:05AM on 06/19/2012
I think he'd do well as DD. Much better than Affleck, though I would suppose that's a bar set low.
I think he'd do well as DD. Much better than Affleck, though I would suppose that's a bar set low.
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10:03AM on 06/19/2012
Don't like him, to me he's one of those actors who only has one facial expression and that expression is confused.
Don't like him, to me he's one of those actors who only has one facial expression and that expression is confused.
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10:03AM on 06/19/2012
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.

Or Charisma . . .
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.

Or Charisma . . .
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9:43AM on 06/19/2012
Extra tidbit: I tend to see Hartnett as a young tommy lee jones lookalike.
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Extra tidbit: I tend to see Hartnett as a young tommy lee jones lookalike.
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8:52AM on 06/19/2012
Meh.
Meh.
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8:35AM on 06/19/2012
Playing a blind person? He's got the eyes for it! (slightly squinted)
Playing a blind person? He's got the eyes for it! (slightly squinted)
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8:22AM on 06/19/2012
I could see this, and on a side note I have a friend who looks just like him.
I could see this, and on a side note I have a friend who looks just like him.
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8:12AM on 06/19/2012
Didn't this rumor get debunked before it ever really got started?
Didn't this rumor get debunked before it ever really got started?
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7:56AM on 06/19/2012
I can see him as Daredevil. I think he's suitable for the role.
I can see him as Daredevil. I think he's suitable for the role.
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