Before he began work on Marvel’s Netflix series “Daredevil,” British actor Charlie Cox took on a role in the upcoming Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything”. Attending that film’s premiere this week, Cox spoke to Heat Vision about his “Daredevil” role and the reaction he’s received so far:
“It’s great fun, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. I wasn’t really aware of how vast the comic book world was until I became part of the Marvel universe. I went to [New York] Comic Con last week, and it’s really important to a lot of people. It really is. I’m having a great time.”
So far we’ve only seen Cox’s Matt Murdock character in his civilian clothes and a ninja-style stealth suit which serves as an early version of his costume before he slips on a more familiar outfit. It certainly sounds like Frank Miller’s stories will have a big influence on the show:
“I’ve read comics after comics after comics – I’ve never read so many comics in my life, and we’re finding moments from the comics to reference in the show. We’re trying to make a show that’s new and much, much darker than anything I’ve ever seen Marvel do before. The concept that he can’t stop. He’s going out and he’s taking the law into his own hands, and he doesn’t know if he can stop. He might be addicted to it.”
Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, and Vincent D’Onofrio also star in the series which is slated to debut next year.