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The third major role in Daredevil has been cast; we just don’t know what the role is. Charlie Cox is the blind attorney Matt Murdock, who is also the crime-fighting Daredevil. And Vincent D’Onofrio is Wilson Fisk, known in comics circles as the Kingpin of Crime. Now Marvel has cast Rosario Dawson in Daredevil, giving her a major role that will see her appearing in multiple episodes. Is she Elektra? Perhaps she’s Echo? More info below. Read More »
Depite making his first big splash as the withdrawn and disturbed Private Pyle in Full Metal Jacket, Vincent D’Onofrio has become best-known for upholding the cause of righteousness on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. But now he’ll bounce back to the other side of the legal fence as he takes the role of Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin of Crime, on the Marvel Studios show Daredevil. Read More »
With Charlie Cox now cast as Marvel’s Daredevil, things about the show are coming into focus. Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus) is the new showrunner. With his Matt Murdock in place, the revelation was made that the show – which will be comprised of 13-episodes airing on Netflix in 2015 – will be set in “modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.” That ends all speculation this would be a period show, and also puts it in direct contact with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read more about the Daredevil time period below. Read More »
UPDATE: This story has now been confirmed by Variety. Minor changes have been made to reflect that fact.
The man without fear has a new persona. Marvel’s Daredevil, coming to Netflix in 2015, recently switched showrunners from Drew Goddard to Steven S. DeKnight. The latter’s first big decision is who will play the title character and he’s chosen another TV veteran. Charlie Cox, who played the lead in Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust, and an Irish badass on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, is set to play the role. Read More »
Another major Marvel departure is breaking over the Memorial Day weekend. Drew Goddard, the director of The Cabin in the Woods and writer of Cloverfield, has reportedly left the Marvel’s Netflix TV show, Daredevil.
Update: Goddard’s exit is confirmed, and a new showrunner has been named. Original story, with an addendum, follows.
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The boldest move Marvel is making in the next couple years is launching a set of four limited-run series on Netflix, all of which will build to one team-up event. Daredevil will be the first series that leads up to The Defenders, and while we know the target delivery window for the show is 2015, that’s just about all we know. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) will write and direct the show, but that’s all we’ve got so far. But Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada — a man with deep connections to Daredevil — recently talked about the show, and indicated that it is being envisioned as basically one long movie, broken up into hour-long parts. Read More »
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Part one of our Joe Carnahan interview, discussing Stretch and Death Wish, is here. Part two, talking about Nemesis and working in Hollywood, is here.
Here’s the third and final part of our massive conversation with director Joe Carnahan. After wading through some of his more pressing projects and objections to the Hollywood machine, the talk turned to future opportunities. We discussed the fact Paramount is doing a Narc TV show. We talked about whether or not he’s interested in helping with Drew Goddard‘s Daredevil TV show, having been a part of the potential film. Carnahan also discussed Frank Grillo‘s current explosion as an actor, some future plans the two have, and he talked about potentially directing a Star Wars movie. Read the finale of our Joe Carnahan interview below. Read More »