A new report claims Marvel is already chasing its new Matt Murdock, and he's a familiar face.
Ever since Marvel Studios announced they were partnering with Netflix to give us five new limited series -- including series focusing on Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Daredevil -- we've been wondering which stars will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe to embody those heroes, and we're especially curious about the casting of Daredevil, whose series will come first in the release schedule. We've aready heard that writer/director Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, Cloverfield) will handle writing and directing duties (as well as an executive producer role) for Daredevil's debut, but what about the man himself? Who will be Daredevil?
Well, according to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Facebook page, a "reliable source" says the man Marvel is courting for the role is Dexter and Six Feet Under star Michael C. Hall.
Hall's name has come up many times on the web over the last few years with regard to the Daredevil role, and now that Dexter has ended its run, it seems like he's primed for a new gig. The Comic Book Cast, which is at least somewhat connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe page, added these thoughts on the report:
"You look at what he did in Dexter and then you translate that to Matt Murdock and I think it's perfect. He's the right age. He's that right obscurity that Marvel looks for in actors. You know, they're not exactly famous but they just got off some sort of huge role that they're very much known for. So, I think this would be the safest choice and definitely the best choice to have currently going."
So, while we have to look at this right now, for the sake of our sanity, as an unconfirmed report that could eventually lead to nothing, it's also definitely worth talking about. Hall is a favorite among certain genre fans thanks to Dexter. He's in good shape and could get in better shape with some Daredevil training. He looks good in a suit, which makes him well-suited (get it?) to Matt Murdock's lawyer side, and he's got Murdock's red hair. What do you think? Could Hall pull it off?
(Via Comic Book Cast)