DAREDEVIL'S Charlie Cox And Vincent D'Onofrio Give New Details!

Talking in a reddit AMA earlier this week alongside co-star Vincent D'Onofrio, Charlie Cox dropped some very interesting hints about what's to come in the highly anticipated Marvel/Netflix series. For starters, he once again confirmed that fans will get to see the classic red suit (or at least a version of it). "I love both of the suits," he told one fan. "Obviously it was great to involve the John Romita Jr. black ninja costume but the day I first put on the iconic costume is a day I will never forget." Despite the dark and realistic tone, Daredevil will obviously embrace the comic books to some extent then, something Cox hopes to see reflected through the introduction of certain villains in the near future. "I have no idea if it could ever work in our show but I would love to see Stilt Man make an entrance. Maybe even Jester." That would be a lot of fun!

Talk then turned to the comic books, with the British actor quizzed on which he read to prepare for the role of Matt Murdock in the drama which is so far receiving widespread critical acclaim. "I really love the issues when Matt Murdock is defending the White Tiger. It was so cool to read a comic book with such a compelling courtroom scene. I also have to mention Jeph Loeb's Daredevil Yellow. So touching." He added: "The greater part of my preparation was spent reading comics. I think you will find influence from many of the DD writers and illustrators over the years. Personally, I found Bendis/Maleev runs incredibly helpful in terms of the tone of our show." Cox is clearly well prepared then, something which is reflected in the names he dropped when asked about who some of his favourites are now. What are the chances some of these characters appear? "Since I got cast in the role, I have read hundreds of comics. There are so many great characters but some of my favorites are the following: The Punisher, The Purple Man, and Thor."

Inevitably, questions were asked about the fact that Daredevil takes place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Cox had this to say when asked about which superhero he would most like to tem up with. "I really think Chris Evans does an amazing job as Captain America and I happen to think him and Daredevil would work well together." Oh, and he's still waiting on an invite for Captain America: Civil War and/or Avengers: Infinity War! "I have no idea if this is even a possibility but I can tell you that I would love nothing more. I don't see why the character from our show couldn't fit in with the Avengers, if he was invited ;)" 

Here are some more things brought up in the AMA:

No Free Comics: Asked whether the actors were given any comics to read as reference, D'Onofrio said, "Given? No. We had to go out an buy it ourselves! (Charlie gave me a Daredevil graphic novel that I pretended I didn't have already.)"

On favorite Daredevil Comics:

"I really love the issues when Matt Murdock is defending the White Tiger," Cox said. "It was so cool to read a comic book with such a compelling courtroom scene. I also have to mention Jeph Loeb's Daredevil Yellow. So touching." He also said the run by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev was most useful in establishing the tone of the show.

D'Onofrio said it was interesting to see different creators' interpretations of Fisk. "From the beginning of Fisk in 'Spider-Man,' all the way through to the most recent series with 'Daredevil,' he's become a much more multi-leveled character. And each series, including 'The Punisher,' brought changes and expansion to his character."

On Season One's exciting scenes: "There's a lot," D'Onofrio said. "I think that the end of the 2nd episode with Charlie is amazing. I just saw it the other day and I was blown away by it. After that, I think there are scenes with Fisk and Vanessa (who's played by Ayelet Zurer) that came out great. And what happens in those scenes I don't think anyone would expect from a superhero series."

In a similar vein, D'Onofrio said he would recommend "Daredevil" because "it's a new way of doing a superhero show. It's something unlike what you've seen before. Because of Steven DeKnight's writing and, as I said, the platform under this umbrella of Netflix. Netflix allowed us the time and gave us the care to get it right, so you'll have 13 hours of storytelling. That's something, when it comes to superheroes, you've never experienced before. And I believe that we took the time they gave us and we were inspired by the material. And in my opinion, knocked it out of the park."

On building character: The actors were asked about what makes their characters interesting, in a few different ways. Describing Fisk in three words, D'Onofrio chose "Child and Monster." Cox said the most interesting thing about Daredevil is that, "I like to think that Daredevil is labeled the Man Without Fear by the public who see what he does but actually, he is a man who feels fear like the rest of us. I am impressed by someone who is frightened but chooses to act anyway."

D'Onofrio added, "I think that one of the great changes that Charlie made as an actor was to not divide the two-- Matt Murdock and Daredevil. They are one. I believe that was Charlie's choice, and an actor, and that was very smart. That unlike other superheroes, there's really no change when the vigilante outfit is on. He is Matt Murdock and Daredevil all the time."

On "Daredevil" characters appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: D'Onofrio said he'd love to appear in "Captain America: Civil War," but wouldn't mind being in "the whole series." "Also, since Spidey is back at Marvel, there was no other badder nemesis in Spidey than Wilson."

On standing out from the crowd: Asked what would differentiate "Daredevil" from other superhero shows, D'Onofrio said, "I think because it's under the umbrella of Netflix, we have an opportunity to do things that other Marvel shows aren't doing. We can be, for lack of a better term, down and dirty, just simply because of our platform. And there's been a lot of care taken in this Daredevil series. Everybody wanted to knock it out of the park for the fans."

When you're a Jet: Asked who would win in a fight between Cox and Ben Affleck, both as Daredevil "but in the style of West Side Story," Cox said simply, "He would."

Source: reddit AMA

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