Marvel Has A Slightly Better Wednesday



After the events of the weekend, Marvel needed a win. If it hadn't been for the fact that it was released in front of X-Men: Days of Future Past, this would have been a excellent opportunity to release another Guardians trailer and try to get everyone distract with that. So, the best they had in their back pocket was announcing who would play Daredevil in their upcoming Netflix original series. the one the showrunner just dropped out on in order to work on a sequel to a movie no one liked.

So, that's what they did. And the new, 100% Affleck-less Matt Murdock is... Charlie Cox. Said Marvel:

"Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed actor Charlie Cox has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. Best known for his acclaimed work in “Boardwalk Empire” and “Stardust,” Cox will play Matt Murdock, the lead role in this all-new Marvel Television series. Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
 
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).

Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios."
Cox is best known to me for his role in Stardust, but more than anything I'm excited for the series to be moving forward. We've heard very very little about the state of the three Netflix series, what with all the hoop-la over the suckitude of SHIELD this past season. But it didn't seem to just be that the announced series were being overshadowed, there just wasn't anything to report on. If Marvel is serious about making TV an integral part of the MCU strategy, they might want to make it seem like it is a priority.

And stop having people quit on them. That would help too.

Via Collider.
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