Yes, I am a closet comic book geek and one of my all-time favorite superheroes is The Man Without Fear, Daredevil.
With that being said, you can understand my joy when I heard that Marvel and Netflix were joining forces to bring Daredevil to the Netflix streaming lineup. I wasn’t really worried about the content of the show because we all know the hit that Fox took for their version of the blind lawyer with a darker side. I don’t think that Marvel will allow that to happen again. However, I was concerned with who they would cast as the lead role. I was hoping they would hire Lee Pace to fill the role. I know that they already have him in the Marvel Universe playing Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy, but a man can dream can’t he?!
Well, it looks like the people at Marvel have their eye on a much bigger fish. There have been rumors circulating that Marvel wants the one and only Michael C. Hall, aka Dexter Morgan, to take the job. Yesterday Vulture had a chance to ask the actor what he knows about the rumors. This is what he had to say:
Last night, at the premiere of Hall's new Broadway venture The Realistic Joneses, we asked the actor about those juicy rumors. "I've heard them, but I think that's all they are — rumors," Hall said. "Don't misunderstand, I would definitely consider it … but I can't tell you any inside information, because I think they're nothing but rumors." With Dexter so recent in his rear view, would he really be open to returning to TV so quickly? "I really am enjoying mixing it up a little bit, and I'm committing to things that have a foreseeable end in sight when I start them," admitted Hall, "but I wouldn't rule out the possibility of [a new series] happening at some point. But I'd have to read the script!"
Hall has been very vocal about not wanting to do anything dark or anything that would keep him tied down for a long period of time. I guess being on Dexter for 8 seasons has left him feeling the need to spread his wings. I am glad that with a 13 episode season and some rather dark stuff that is inevitably going to come with playing Daredevil, Hall is still willing to think about starring. I hope they decide soon so they can start filming this summer as they had previously planned. I can’t wait!
Until Next Time…