Netflix and Marvel recently unveiled their plans to create a number of 13-episode series’ featuring Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, culminating in The Defenders (further details can be found in the full press release by clicking here). The question now is which actors will be chosen to portray these iconic characters; will they go for young unknowns – similar to Stephen Amell in Arrow – or will Nexflix bring big names to these as they’ve done with shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black? We don’t know at this point, but here are five casting suggestions featuring actors you will without a doubt recognise, for Daredevil! Stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you similar lists for the other heroes listed above in the coming days too.
Have a read of who we think could play the chacacter of Luke Cage right here.
5. Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall has been a fan favourite choice to play Daredevil for years now, and it’s no surprise after his incredible performance in Dexter these past few years. Some may dismiss the Six Feet Under star as too old considering the fact that he is now 42, but it’s hard to think of a more suitable actor for this role should Marvel and Netflix decide to go with a seasoned and battle-hardened version of The Man Without Fear. At his core, Matt Murdock is a man constantly battling his demons, something Hall knows plenty about after portraying the layered and complex serial killer Dexter Morgan for eight years in Dexter. Close your eyes and it’s not in the least bit difficult to picture the Golden Globe winning actor as both the blind lawyer and viscous vigilante dealing out justice in the streets of Hell’s Kitchen outside of the courtroom at night.