Charlie Cox Talks Daredevil Influences, 2003 Movie, And More


In an interview today on the SCRATCH the SURFACE podcast with EJ Scott, Charlie Cox sat down and talked about Daredevil, Boardwalk Empire, family and learning how-to hack it as a blind man . While the interview wasn't primarily Daredevil related, there were quite a few pieces of information worth noting.

On the 2003 Daredevil movie.
I actually didn’t dislike Ben Affleck in it, I felt like tonally the movie was confused and I didn’t feel like Ben Affleck and Colin Farrell were in the same movie. Ironically, I thought that Colin Farrell was closer to what the director was going for. Sometimes he would have en emotional response or a facial expression in a scene that was very representative of a comic panel.

I thought it was fun at times, I just don think to make that movie in that tone suits daredevil, it doesn’t really work for that character and that world.

On influences and reading preparation for the role.
I started with #1, which I really really enjoyed and then the production [crew] sent me stuff that they wanted me to read, that they thought was relevant to what they were writing. So they sent me Daredevil Yellow, they sent me the Man without Fear, obviously.

And then they sent me, it’s called Daredevil Hardcore.

So I read them, and then it became evident to me, and I had seen the first few scripts, so I had an idea tonally of where they were going. So I was flipping around, they gave me a Marvel Unlimited account, so I was going through all of the stuff. And I kind of ended up reading all the Bendis/Maleev stuff and into the Bendis/Mack and End of Days.

On how Daredevil doesn't really have a cinematic point of view (due to blindness) and a bit on how they will display his powers.
We had to adapt certain things for the purpose of story telling. Like for example, and I’m making this up so there are no spoilers here, there is a scene where I come into the room, and lets say there are guns all over the floor on one side of the room and drugs on the other side of the room. Im just making this up, I promise I’m just making this up. So lets say that’s the scene. I come into the room, and I [Daredevil] can pick up on those things, based on a combination of his senses, smell, gunpowder in the air, taste of cocaine in the air or whatever, he can sense those things. But you can’t tell that story on camera without having a camera move that goes to them. Daredevil wouldn’t need to look in that direction in order to sense those objects, but the camera needs to. So we had to come up with a way where he has to focus on things in order to kind of sense them, and by focusing he kind of cocks his head towards what it is he’s trying to get a sense of, trying to kind of create an image in his mind of what it is, so we can tell that story.

Source:MCU Excahnge

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