For the upcoming Marvel series Daredevil for Netflix two major castings have been announced. In the title role Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire, Stardust) has been cast as blind lawyer/superhero Matt Murdock.
On the villain side of things Netflix has cast its Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin. Actor Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Men In Black) will play the businessman/crime lord Wilson Fisk in the upcoming series. Marvel’s head of TV Jeph Loeb said this about the casting, “We’re incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ in such an integral role,” Loeb continued, “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero.”
Daredevil is one of 4 series in the works for Netflix the others include Jessica Jones, Hereos for Hire and the Defenders. Daredevil is set to start filming in July with Steven DeKnight, creator of Spartacus, will serve as series showrunner. Jeph Loeb and Drew Goddard will executive produce.
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