Last month, Marvel confirmed that production will begin this summer on their four Netflix TV shows, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, which will lead into The Defenders mini-series. Despite production starting in just a few short months, we haven't heard anything about casting for any of these shows, until now. The Marvel Cinematic Universe Facebook fan page and the Comic Book Cast podcast are reporting that Dexter star Michael C. Hall is being considered to play Matt Murdock in the Daredevil series, which is set to debut in 2015.
This report hasn't been confirmed by Marvel, but, as Comic Book Cast points out, the 43-year-old Michael C. Hall is at the right age to play this blind Hell's Kitchen lawyer-turned crime-fighting vigilante, and, while he certainly has achieved a level of fame from playing Dexter Morgan for the past eight years, he has "the right obscurity" that Marvel looks for when casting their projects.
It's worth noting that Michael C. Hall revealed in January that he doesn't want to commit to another series right away after his eight-season run on Dexter. However, it isn't known if there is a long-term plan for Daredevil, since the first season will consist of 13 episodes before the character joins Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in The Defenders mini-series, which will span between four and eight episodes. Of course, it's possible that Netflix orders more seasons for each show, but it's unclear if it will involve an eight-year commitment like Dexter.
That same report from January also revealed that the actor was interested in returning for a Dexter spin-off series that Showtime is currently developing, which network president David Nevins has said will not happen unless Michael C. Hall is involved in some way. No plot details have been given regarding the spin-off, but it likely won't require too large of a commitment for the actor, meaning it's possible that he could star in both Daredevil and the Dexter spin-off.
Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) created the Daredevil series and he will also direct and executive produce the pilot. Do you think Michael C. Hall is a good fit for Matt Murdock? Chime in with your thoughts below.