Charlie Cox has been cast as Daredevil in Marvel’s upcoming TV series.
The Hollywood Reporter have confirmed that the British actor – best known for his roles in Stardust and Boardwalk Empire – will line up as Matt Murdock, the lawyer blinded as the result of a freak accident that leaves him with heightened senses. Add in a little martial arts and Murdock becomes a superhero out for justice in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen.
Ben Affleck famously played the role in the big-screen adaptation in 2003.
Daredevil will be one of four series due to hit Netflix as part of an agreement reached with Marvel in October 2013, along with Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. This will lead into a planned miniseries focusing on all four teaming up as The Defenders.