To catch you guys up to speed, Marvel and Netflix are working together to distribute exclusive content on characters kicking ass in Hell’s Kitchen, New York like like Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and DareDevil, obviously. All of which will later become a part of the much larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Since Daredevil was announced first, casting rumors started coming out in a flurry with a few names exciting fans more than others. In one particular case, ShowTime’s Dexter fans might be disappointed (or relieved) to know that the rumors of Michael C Hall portraying Matt Murdock/DareDevil in Marvel’s Netflix partnership were nothing but. Instead we will get to see Boardwalk Empire star, Charlie Cox in the role.
Charlie Cox, for those who do not know grabbed the attention of some in the 2007 film Stardust as Tristan Thorn, opposite of the likes of Claire Danes, Mark Strong, Robert De Niro, Jason Flemyng, and Ian McKellen to name a few. He then popped up again in an episode of the BBC drama Downton Abbey as Duke of Crowborough (we like that show).
Though it seems Marvel and Netflix are both serious about rolling this out quickly, we do know at least that DareDevil will be a 13 episode series airing sometime in 2015. Steven S DeKnight is currently set to write and direct the first episode after replacing Drew Goddard after commitments of Sony’s upcoming Amazing Spider-Man spinoff Sinister Six took over.
Regardless of how satisfied or disappointed you are about the news, just know that Ben Affleck is DC’s problem now.
DareDevil comes to Netflix as exclusive content being pushed through by Marvel sometime in 2015 and stars Charlie Cox.