Since Ben Affleck is off saving Gotham now, someone else will have to stay behind to defend New York City. Yesterday it was reported by the Latino Review that Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Cox had been cast as Matt Murdock, the blind, acrobatic savior of Hell’s Kitchen known as Daredevil. The news was later confirmed by Variety.
Other than this announcement and the news that Daredevil’s showrunner, Drew Goddard, had stepped down to pursue his work on the upcoming Amazing Spider-man spin-off The Sinister Six, not much has been said about this series. As for now, Steven S. DeKnight (producer of Spartacus, Smallville, Angel) will serve as showrunner, and Goddard will act as a consultant. Other than that, that’s all there is to know about the series.
For many fans, this new series, under the ever-watchful eye of Marvel Studios, is a welcome rebirth of a franchise that is much loved by comic book readers. Daredevil will join Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones next year on Netflix, with all the characters, who each get a 13 episode first season, coming together for a mini-series event called The Defenders.
As for me, I can’t get enough Marvel television. I love the continuity and connection between the big screen and the small screen. They are doing what I had wanted to see since I was a child, and adding more heroes to this universe in a format that I can watch whenever I want is definitely an added bonus. I’ll be counting down the days until these shows drop on Netflix, and I’ll be sure to keep you updated when I find more news on them.