Marvel Studios has built it’s empire on a series of fun, easily accessible action movies that the whole family can watch. But if you listen to Charlie Cox, his upcoming turn as Matt Murdock in the Netflix series Daredevil is going to be very dark.
Since being taken over by Frank Miller in 1979, Daredevil has been a dark and gritty corner of the Marvel Universe. The character is filled with guilt, makes a ton of bad choices and has an obsession with fighting crime in Hell’s Kitchen.
Cox talked about his research into the role:
“I’ve read comics after comics after comics — I’ve never read so many comics in my life, and 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.”
But what is it that makes Daredevil darker than the rest of the Marvel Universe:
“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.”