Marvel Studios and Netflix have found their Matt Murdock. After carefully going through there options for the perfect actor to headline their Daredevil series, they've decided on Charlie Cox. The British thespian was already a frontrunner, and now he's officially landed the part.
According to Variety, Cox will take over the role that Ben Affleck previously played in the 2003 feature film, Daredevil. The Netflix series is just one of many Marvel properties that will highlight a character from New York's Hell's Kitchen area.
As part of the company’s announcement that Charlie Cox will be playing Matt Murdock, Marvel released a short synopsis of the upcoming Daredevil Netflix television series.
From the announcement:
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.
Daredevil is expected to run for 13 episodes. The series, as well as the solo outings for Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, will lead to a team-up miniseries event, called The Defenders. It's The Avengers model, but for the small screen.
What do you think of Cox as the new Daredevil?