Would Michael C. Hall be interested in suiting up as Matt Murdock?
A few weeks ago a rumor surfaced claiming that Marvel Studios' top choice to play the new incarnation of Daredevil in its Netflix miniseries focused on the character was the Golden Globe-winning Hall, best known for his TV work as Six Feet Under's David Fisher and, more recently, as the title character in Dexter. Many fans have long endorsed Hall to play the Man Without Fear, and the recent rumors only added fuel to that fire. We haven't heard a response to those rumors from Marvel yet (they've been a little busy with a Captain America movie lately), but what about Hall himself?
Over the weekend, Hall was asked about the Daredevil rumors while at the premiere of his new Broadway show The Realistic Joneses, and while he definitely didn't confirm any actual talks with Marvel, he did sound at least a little interested.
"I've heard [the rumors], but I think that's all they are — rumors," Hall said. "Don't misunderstand, I would definitely consider it … but I can't tell you any inside information, because I think they're nothing but rumors."
Since Dexter ended last year, Hall's spent his time working in theater and independent film. The series was an eight-year commitment, and it began only a year after Hall finished five years of work on Six Feet Under. Because he's spent so much of his career working on long-running TV series, it's unclear whether Hall would be ready to take on another potentially long-running role, particularly one with the physical demands of Daredevil. He's not into series work right now, but he's also not refusing to consider the possibility of a return.
"I really am enjoying mixing it up a little bit, and I'm committing to things that have a foreseeable end in sight when I start them," Hall said, "but I wouldn't rule out the possibility of [a new series] happening at some point. But I'd have to read the script!"
So, Hall isn't exactly shouting "Yes, I want to be Daredevil! Pick me!", but he does sound open to the idea. There's still no word, beyond rumors, on whether Marvel is actually eyeing him, though, so we have to consider the whole situation nothing more than a possibility at this point.
What do you think? Is Hall the man for the job?