The Man Without Fear himself -- actor Charlie Cox -- took part in a reddit AMA over the weekend (alongside co-star Vincent D’Onofrio) in which the actor talked about playing Daredevil and putting on that iconic red costume. He also revealed which comic-book characters he’d like to see in season two, as well as what are the chances of joining Earth’s Mightiest Heroes down the line. Also, Netflix released two new action-packed Daredevil trailers featuring some new footage; including a first look at Man of Steel’s Ayelet Zurer in the role of the Kingpin's (D'Onofrio) wife, Vanessa. Now, on to the reddit thingy.
Answering a fan question, Cox confirmed we’ll indeed see the classic red suit on the Marvel/Netflix series (something we already knew about, but it’s always nice to see the actor confirm it). At least, we’ll get to see a version of it. The actor said:
"I love both of the suits. Obviously it was great to involve the John Romita Jr. black ninja costume but the day I first put on the iconic costume is a day I will never forget."
Even if Daredevil will be more, ahem, dark and realistic in tone, the new superhero series will be embracing its comic-book roots to some extent. This is something Cox hopes will be reflected through the intro of some classic villains. There’s one in particular the young British actor seems keen to see on the show:
"I have no idea if it could ever work in our show but I would love to see Stilt Man make an entrance. Maybe even Jester."
Since Daredevil is a comic-book-based series, talk naturally took a turn to comics territory. When he was asked which ones he’d read in order to prepare to play the iconic role of blind-attorney-by-day Matt Murdoch and vigilante-by-night Daredevil, this is what Charlie Cox said:
"I really love the issues when Matt Murdock is defending the White Tiger. It was so cool to read a comic book with such a compelling courtroom scene. I also have to mention Jeph Loeb's Daredevil Yellow. So touching." He also added: "The greater part of my preparation was spent reading comics. I think you will find influence from many of the DD writers and illustrators over the years. Personally, I found Bendis/Maleev runs incredibly helpful in terms of the tone of our show."
"Since I got cast in the role, I have read hundreds of comics. There are so many great characters but some of my favorites are the following: The Punisher, The Purple Man, and Thor."
Thor is, of course, already a kick-ass big-screen movie franchise starring Chris Hemsworth in the role of the Asgardian God of Thunder. He’ll rock Mjolnir in Avengers: Age of Ultron in less than a month, before heading off to Asgard in order to headline his third solo flick with Thor: Ragnarok, set to be released on Nov. 3, 2017. As for Purple Man, well, he’s being played by David Tennant on Netflix’s second Marvel series, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, starring Krysten Ritter in the titular role and Mike Colter as Luke Cage.
Questions were also asked about the fact that Daredevil does take place within the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), and Cox revealed which superhero he’d like most to team up with, saying:
"I really think Chris Evans does an amazing job as Captain America and I happen to think him and Daredevil would work well together."
Charlie Cox is unfortunately still waiting to receive his invite to join the Big Boys in either/or Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
"I have no idea if this is even a possibility but I can tell you that I would love nothing more. I don't see why the character from our show couldn't fit in with the Avengers, if he was invited ;)"
It’s still early days for Infinity War -- but definitely not for Civil War, which is set to start shooting very soon. Can we all cross our fingers that the Man Without Fear will make an appearance on the third Captain America flick? Do you think it can happen? Food for thought. Now, I'll just leave you guys with these two new action-packed Daredevil trailers. Have a look:
Also, Netflix released this new promo:
(via Comic Book Movie)