With the recent news of Drew Goddard stepping down and Stephen S. DeKnight stepping up as showrunner for the upcoming Daredevil Netflix show, fans were eagerly waiting for a hopeful bit a news that would indicate that the show is still moving forward in full force, and now we have it.
Charlie Cox is officially our new Matt Murdock.
Check out the full press release from Marvel below:
Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed actor Charlie Cox has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. Best known for his acclaimed work in “Boardwalk Empire” and “Stardust,” Cox will play Matt Murdock, the lead role in this all-new Marvel Television series. 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.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios.
For more information on “Marvel’s Daredevil,” and the other exciting new Marvel Television series coming to Netflix, stay tuned to Marvel.com.
While its true that many were hoping for Michael C Hall to take the role, Charlie Cox is an exceptional actor and will easily shine in this role. I personally cant wait to see where this goes and see the actor in action as the devil of hell’s kitchen.