Charlie Cox is deep into his role as Marvel's blind lawyer Matt Murdock in Netflix's upcoming Daredevil series, and he's learned exactly what kind of man this version needs to be. Speaking with THR during The Theory of Everything premiere, which he co-stars in, the actor revealed just how dark and dangerous this new take on the material actually is.
He explained his take on Matt Murdock, claiming the show will go much deeper and darker than Marvel ever has before.
"We're finding moments from the comics to reference in the show. We're trying to make a show that's new and much, much darker than anything I've ever seen Marvel do before. The concept that he can't stop. He's going out and he's taking the law into his own hands, and he doesn't know if he can stop. He might be addicted to it."
Charlie Cox also talked about the responsibility he feels in taking on the project, learning just how many fans the property has when he visiting NYCC a couple of weeks ago.
"It's great fun, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. I wasn't really aware of how vast the comic book world was until I became part of the Marvel universe. I went to Comic Con last week, and it's really important to a lot of people. It really is. I'm having a great time...I've read comics after comics after comics - I've never read so many comics in my life.
Marvel's Daredevil will follow the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.