It may almost be a year away, but the Daredevil Netflix series is still producing a lot of hype. Showrunners, writers, and producers have been announced, but aside from that, not much else. While it contains 13 episodes, the show is being designed for binge watchers and will be written and produced as one, 13 hour long, movie, much in the same way as other Netflix series are being put together.
No one has been announced as part of the cast yet, but we thought it would be fun to put together a cast with actors we would love to see in the roles of some of these iconic characters. As far as story goes, it'll be hard to say what showrunners plan on using for this new Netflix series. We decided to keep it pretty simple and think about this new series as an introduction to Daredevil and his world. Also, we didn't want to go too crazy with the super-villains and keep it pretty street level and moderately realistic, so we're sad to say, you won't be seeing Stilt-Man or Blackheart in this list.
Matt Murdock/Daredevil - Joesph Gordon-Levitt
Obviously, this is the most important character in this upcoming series, so you really need some one that can pull off a big role and captivate the audience. Normally, casting agents have to think about things like "budgets" and whether or not an actor can commit to a longer project, like Daredevil will eventually turn out to be. Lucky for us, we can do whatever we want and that's why we cast Joesph Gordon-Levitt as Matt Murdock. Yes, we're well aware he's not redheaded, but this is JGL we're talking about. He's going to be in the upcoming, and long-awaited, Sin City sequel, and he's done some fantastic work in Looper, The Dark Knight Rises, and Inception. He could easily be the leading man in this series and truly has the talent to pull it off.
Foggy Nelson - Evan Peters
Foggy Nelson is not only Matt Murdock's best friend, but also his business partner at their law firm. It's a character that is going to be pivotal to the series as the person who is closest to our main character. For a large role like this, you need someone with some great acting chops, and that's why we chose Evan Peters. Forget about the fact he played Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future past. Forget about the fact he played Todd in the first Kick-Ass. Evan Peters is dynamite when it comes to dramatic acting. His work as numerous characters on the various seasons of American Horror Story is unforgettable. He may look a bit young, but if this series focuses on the early Daredevil days, Peters would work well as a lawyer,a few years out of law school, working on his first firm. Sure, he's doesn't have the same body type as Foggy, but without a doubt, this guy has the chops to play the role.
Karen Page - Taylor Schilling
Karen Page, in order to be in this show, would have to have a complete revamp, since the character from the comics is a prime example of Women in Refrigerators. It seems every villain in the Marvel Universe used her to get to Daredevil, including Bullseye, who eventually killer her. For the television series, she should be beefed up and not the helpless character from the past. While her and Murdock end up becoming lovers, maybe the series could take place before that point, while they're still just working together. Make her the paralegal at Foggy and Matt's new law firm. There's no one else better to play her than Taylor Schilling, known for her work in the films Argo and The Lucky One... and that tiny little Netflix show called Orange is the New Black. She has the look for the character and easily has the chops to pull off a supporting character that will no doubt have a ton of screentime.
Battlin' Jack Murdock - Mickey Rourke
Jack Murdock will most likely not have a huge roll in this show. However, he's key to the origin of a young Matt Murdock getting his super-powers. There's lots of actors that could fit this role, but Mickey Rourke seemed to fit best. He's shown us he can play a tough character in both Iron Man 2, as Whiplash, and in The Wrestler. We've even got to see a bit of his caring side when he played Marv in Sin City. What really made Mickey the best pick though was the fact he used to be an amateur and professional boxer and according to his stat-sheet, he was a pretty darn good one at that.
Kingpin - John Goodman
The Kingpin of crime is probably one of the toughest people to cast for this. Not only does the actor have to have a certain look, but he has to be able to pull of the character. Michael Clarke Duncan as the Kingpin was without a doubt the best part of the 2003 Daredevil film. That's a hard role to fill because Duncan did such a great job. However, take John Goodman into consideration. "That guy from that tv show Rosanne?" Yes, that guy. If you've seen The Hangover III, then you know Goodman has the skills to play a ruthless kingpin of crime. It's a bonus that he has the look for the character as well. He may be a little bit older than most people would like to see and someone who may not have the ability to go toe-to-toe with Daredevil, but he's one of the best picks for the job.
Bullseye - Alexander Skarsgård
The chances of Bullseye actually making it into the first season of this show is slim to none, but that's just our guess. If he does appear, it would probably be towards the tail end of the show, and if so, someone needs to be cast that can pull off Daredevil's most infamous of villains. Submitted for your approval is Alexander Skarsgård. While he was in the recent Battleship film, most people know him for his role of Eric on True Blood. He's shown he can be a villainous character without remorse. Out of the many people that could play the part, he's our best pick.
While it may be quite a while before we heard any casting news for next year's Daredevil series on Netflix, one can dream of who they'd love to cast. These are just our picks though. We'd love to hear who you would want to play your favorite characters in the upcoming series, even if they aren't characters we picked for this list. Who do you think could play Typhoid Mary, Elektra, or even Ben Urich?