Charlie Cox, star of the Marvel series “Daredevil” broadcast on Netflix, spoke about the film with Ben Affleck in the title role, released in 2003. And the least we can say is that he was not very fond of this version of his superhero’s adventures.
Daredevil film to forget
Charlie Cox has appeared in film and television since 2003 and has a role in the psychological thriller Fatal attraction. On television, he had a significant role in Boardwalk Empire before exploding in the series Daredevil between 2015 and 2018. A highly successful Marvel series that aired on Netflix, with much of the credit going to his performance as blind New York lawyer Matt Murdock and superhero Daredevil.
While he recently made a cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home and that he could well come back to the forefront of the MCUthe actor gave his feelings about the film Daredevil from 2003 with Ben Affleck. Spoilers: he is not a fan. But then, not at all.
Charlie Cox: “The costume sucks!”
Present at the Middle Esat Film & Comic Con 2022 in Abu Dhabi, Charlie Cox spoke about the film Daredevil from 2003, directed by Mark Steven Johnson. A Marvel movie but before the big hours of the MCU, relegated to the oblivion of the genre, despite its prestigious distribution. Almost twenty years later, there is now prescription and Charlie Cox shoots live ammunition as reported People.
I only saw it once, and I wanted to get away from it and do my own thing. I hadn’t seen it before I got the part, I watched it when I got it.
If he spares his colleague Ben Affleck, star and leading man in Hollywood, he loosens up on the film as a whole.
I think Ben Affleck makes a very good Matt Murdock, I like his character. (…) But I don’t like the film. I feel like the film is trying to do too much and its tone is muddled. There was everyone in this film, Kingpin, Bullseye, Elektra, Karen Page, Foggy… It was saturated, over two hours of time. That’s part of the problem. And the costume sucks!
An opinion shared by Ben Affleck himself
It is true that the public of the film was all the more disappointed that his casting was very promising. Jennifer Garner as Elektra, Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin, Colin Farrell as Bullseye, Jon Favreau as Foggy Nelson, and Ellen Pompeo as Karen Page…
But Charlie Cox didn’t take too many risks in lighting the film, since Ben Affleck himself had criticized Daredevil in 2015 at the microphone of Entertainment Weekly.
It didn’t work at all. And if I wanted to be noticed I would be even less polite. That was before people realized you could make these movies and make them good. There was this cynical idea: “put a guy in a red leather suit, race him, chase bad guys, and cash in the change.”
It now remains for Charlie Cox to prove that he can do better the day he has his solo film or a new series within the MCU, which shouldn’t be too complicated. All that is missing is that such a project be officially announced, which is not the case for the moment.