The British actor, who starred opposite Claire Danes in the 2007 film Stardust, will play the masked superhero last embodied on screen by Ben Affleck
Former Boardwalk Empire actor Charlie Cox will play Matt Murdock — better known as the blind superhero Daredevil from Marvel — in the upcoming 13-episode Netflix drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Cox’s good news comes after a shake-up on the production: Over the weekend, showrunner Drew Goddard (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost) left his post and was replaced by Steven S. DeKnight, though he will remain an executive producer as he reportedly focuses on the Sinister Six spin-off from The Amazing Spider-Man.
Daredevil is one of four solo Marvel superhero properties the streaming service will serialize. Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage will then team up and join him for the Netflix miniseries The Defenders, Variety reports.
Netflix and Marvel declined to comment to THR about the rumor, which was first reported by Latino Review.