Updated: Charlie Cox is Marvel’s Daredevil

Charlie_CoxRumors are swirling tonight that British actor Charlie Cox has been cast as Matt Murdock/Daredevil for Marvel‘s upcoming show on Netflix. Variety has said that is has confirmed the rumor, though an official announcement hasn’t been made.

The actor is best known as Owen Slater from Boardwalk Empire, as well as Tristan Thorn in Stardust based on the story by Neil Gaiman.

The Daredevil show has had some ups and downs over the past few days as showrunner Drew Goddard stepped down, and was replaced by Stephen S. DeKnight, though that change was most likely due to Goddard’s commitment to the upcoming Sinister Six movie, based on Marvel characters.

The show based on the Marvel character is the first in a few series for Netflix based on Marvel properties. Others are based on Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and they’ll culminate into The Defenders.

Update: This is no longer a rumor. Marvel has confirmed the news.

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