Marvel has just announced the addition of Rosario Dawson to their Netflix Daredevil series. What role will she be playing?
Dawson in an unnamed role joins Charlie Cox who was cast as the series lead Matt Murdock / Daredevil. Marvel describes her character as:
a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city.
Now, there are a couple of Daredevil characters that she could have been cast for. Of course the first, and my personal favorite, that comes to mind is Electra. Dawson would make a fabulous Electra, just look at her character from Frank Miller‘s Sin City where she plays Gail, a tough as nails and sexy-as-all-get-out woman who is willing to do what it takes to protect her own.
I’m also hoping that this would mean that Electra leads Murdock to Stick, the blind Kung-fu master and leader of the group Chaste, and becomes Daredevil’s sensei. A character who not so coincidentally was also created by Frank Miller during his incredible Daredevil run. If you haven’t read it, get down to your local comic shop and pick up the trade. You could just click and buy it off Amazon, but we all need to support our local shops.
Which also leads us to The Hand, pictured fighting Stick above. The shadowy group described as:
The Hand is a ninja order that serves a demon referred to by members as the Beast. The Hand’s attempts to spread its dark influence over the world have led them into battle countless times through the centuries with an order known as the Chaste.
Here the full Marvel press release:
Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that acclaimed actress Rosario Dawson has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.
Known for her powerful work in “Cesar Chavez,” “Kids” and the upcoming “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,” Rosario Dawson will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city.
Dawson joins Charlie Cox (previously announced as Matt Murdock) and Vincent D’Onofrio (previously announced as Wilson Fisk) in the critically-lauded cast of “Marvel’s Daredevil.”
“Rosario Dawson is one the most charismatic, talented and powerful actresses in Hollywood, so she was always at the top of our list for ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Her role in the series is absolutely critical to Matt Murdock’s journey to become the hero we know as Daredevil.”
“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.