Sorry, Ben Affleck! Charlie Cox Tapped to Star in Netflix's Daredevil Series

May 28, 2014 8:47 AM

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Charlie Cox has been tapped to star in Marvel and Netflix's upcoming Daredevil series, E! News has confirmed. The Boardwalk Empire star will play Matt Murdoch, the blind lawyer who fights crime in his downtime, a character Affleck played in the less-than-well-received 2003 film. Don't feel too bad for Affleck though. In case you just woke up from a very long coma, the Argo star and director is set to don the iconic Batsuit as Bruce Wayne opposite Henry Cavill's Clark Kent in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The news of Cox's casting comes on the heels of writer-director Drew Goddard leaving the project, with Spartacus' Steven S. DeKnight coming on board to replace him. "Deeply honored to be a part of it," DeKnight tweeted after joining Daredevil.

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