Last month, a rumor spread quickly that Marvel wants Dexter star Michael C. Hall to take the lead in their upcoming Daredevil TV series for Netflix. During an interview with Vulture, the actor claims it's only a rumor, though he would "definitely consider" taking on the role.
"I've heard them, but I think that's all they are - rumors. 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."
The 43-year-old actor is the right age to play blind lawyer-turned-vigilante Matt Murdock, and he is said to have "the right obscurity" that Marvel wants when finding actors for their projects, even though the actor has become well known for playing the title character for eight years on Showtime's Dexter.
The actor said back in January that he isn't quite ready to take on another series regular role, which he reiterated in this new interview, while leaving open the possibility to take on another series, if the script is right.
"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, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility of [a new series] happening at some point. But I'd have to read the script!"
It isn't known what kind of long-term plan Netflix has for Daredevil and their other Marvel shows Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Each of these individual series consist of 13-episode seasons right now, before all of these characters team up in The Defenders mini-series.
Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) created the Daredevil series and he will also direct and executive produce the pilot. Do you think the actor is the right fit for Matt Murdock? Or would you rather see him return in the proposed Dexter spin-off series instead? Chime in with your thoughts below.