It’s finally happening! The first phase of the planned collaboration of MARVEL-Netflix has started going full circle as the 2015 series finds its new “Daredevil” in “Boardwalk Empire” actor Charlie Cox. Read on to learn more about the Marvel-Netflix’s newest “Daredevil.”
MNG previously posted on the news about “Spartacus” creator Steven S. DeKnight checks-in as the new showrunner, replacing his fellow “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” colleague in the upcoming 2015 MARVEL-Netflix series “Daredevil.”
Now, MARVEL has finally found its newest “Man without Fear” in British actor Charlie Cox. Latino Review reported on his rumoured new casting gig. MARVEL and Netflix refused to comment, but MARVEL had officially announced Cox’s lead role in the upcoming live-action series today.
The 31-year old actor had small roles in various films and television series such as “Casanova” starring Heath Ledger and the British period drama “Downtown Abbey.” His career began to skyrocket when he played the role of Tristan Thorne, the love interest of Claire Dane’s character in the 2007 fantasy film “Stardust.” He was also known for his role as an Irish Immigrant named Owen Sleater in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” with Steven Buscemi.
We have previously seen “Daredevil” in his first-ever movie adaptation in 2003 with Hollywood actor/director Ben Affleck in the titular role alongside his future wife and “Alias” star Jennifer Garner as Elektra Natchios. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the movie got mixed reviews, but had a successful box office performance and also, thanks to the film, the other “Bennifer” was also born!
“Daredevil” is the superhero alter-ego of blind lawyer Matt Murdoch, who resides in the modern-day Hell’s Kitchen in New York City. As a kid, he accidentally got himself permanently blinded via a spilled radioactive substance. The accident affected his vision, but gave him superhuman abilities that heightened his remaining senses.
2015 will definitely become a busy year for MARVEL’s second stint on TV with its new partnership with the streaming service, Netflix. Deadline previously noted that “MARVEL’s Daredevil” will mark the start of the four-part phase that includes “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” “Luke Cage” and another miniseries featuring the post-Avengers group, “Defenders.”
From the numerous blockbuster films, the billion-dollar comic book franchise had successfully made its mark on the television industry with the “MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with ABC. Their collaboration will continue on with another “Captain America” related series featuring Hayley Atwell in “MARVEL’s Agent Carter.”
And that’s it for the scoop about “Boardwalk Empire’s” Charlie Cox as the new “Daredevil” in the upcoming MARVEL-Netflix series. It is will air in 2015. Stay tuned for more entertaining news about the upcoming MARVEL’s “Daredevil,” only at Movie News Guide.
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