Charlie Cox Discusses Daredevil Being “A Little Bit Lost” in THE DEFENDERS
In a recent interview with EW, Charlie Cox talks about Daredevil's state of mind when we see him in The Defenders. The last time we saw Daredevil was at the end of season two when he held his mask out to Karen Page. That’s a big event that is sure to make some interesting plot element to play with.
When talking about where we will find Daredevil in The Defenders, Cox says:
“Well, it’s been a few months since the end of season 2. I think it’s been quite a challenging few months for him. He took the death of Elektra very badly —I think he feels responsible for that. One of Matt’s big things is trying to protect the people he loves, which is why he keeps his identity hidden, and he’s failed. He’s left holding the dead body of a loved one, and so I think he’s tried to turn a corner.”
He goes on to say:
“It’s almost like quitting an addiction in the hope that it will get easier. He’s perhaps a little bit lost, and the best he can do for now is to not engage in his vigilante activities. When we meet him at the beginning of The Defenders, I’m not sure he’s completely found peace with that idea. I think he’s doing the best with what he can at the time. He finds himself between a rock and a hard place, which is the crux of his issue really from the beginning of season 1. ‘Should I or shouldn’t I?’ What is more beneficial to society?”
Matt Murdock is such a conflicted character, which is why I like him so much. There are a lot of layers to this guy and I love that he’s finally being explored properly with these Marvel Netflix series. One of the main characteristics of the character is his Roman Catholic faith, and Cox goes on to talk about how his alter ego Daredevil could affect his beliefs.
“I don’t think he’s ever going to let that one go. He understands that these things are not black and white, not always about good and evil, but he believes that his intentions are good. He’s always, always going to wonder if he’s committing mortal sin.”
Again, this is just another one of those things that makes Daredevil such an interesting and complicated character! Marvel's The Defenders debuts on Netflix in 2017. To catch up on all of our previous news on The Defenders click here.