FANCAST: DAREDEVIL (By Tweeeeenkies3)
It's coming on a year since I last posted a cast on here, so here I am with a new one! Back with a cast for Daredevil, check it out after the jump and let me know what you think.
Matt Murdock/Daredevil: As a child, Matt was brought up by his father and boxer, Battlin' Jack Murdock in Hell's Kitchen of New York. When his father started working for a mobster, Matt started training himself just in case. Eventually, he came across a blind man who was about to get hit by a truck. Matt jumped in front of the truck, pushing the blind man out of the way. The truck was carrying radioactive waste, which spilled out, hitting Matt's eyes. This caused him to go blind, which also caused his senses to heighten as a result. He now serves as a lawyer in New York by day, but by night, he becomes the vigilante known as the Daredevil.
Who I casted: Logan Marshall-Green
Filmography: Prometheus, Dark Blue, Devil
Reason: I wanted a new face around this site for Daredevil. I have grown tired of seeing the same people casted each time, and I felt there were other actors out there for this role. I chose the wonderful actor, Logan Marshall-Green. I wanted an actor who could handle both the dramatic and action aspect. There's a complexity to Matt/Daredevil, and after watching Logan in Prometheus, I really think he'd do a great job. There's a likability and edge to Logan that I think is needed for Matt on screen.
Battlin' Jack Murdock: Little is known about his past, but we do know that he was Matt's father, and he pushed Matt to become successful, so he could have a better life than his father did. Despite that fact, Jack was a successful professional boxer, who made a name for himself. Later in life, he was asked to throw a fight, but refused. After this, he was beaten to death by a gang working for Sweeney.
Who I casted: Linden Ashby
Filmography: Mortal Kombat, Teen Wolf, Wyatt Earp
Reason: I wanted an actor who could handle the role of a caring father who must make tough choices for his son. After getting into Teen Wolf, we see Linden's character is exactly that. Playing the town's sheriff, he must make hard choices for his son, and we see he cares. I think that is very important for Jack Murdock. Plus, Linden has done many action roles, and he is trained. So he could easily play a seasoned boxer.
Karen Page: Karen Page was a young woman who started working at the law firm Matt and Foggy worked at. She became Matt's lover interest, becoming infatuated by his secret identity as the Daredevil. She ended up leaving to become a Soap Opera star in LA. There, she became addicted to drugs, and eventually became a porn-star. She later cleaned herself up, becoming an activist, trying to right her wrongs. She later sacrifices her life for Matt, causing her to die at the hands of Bullseye.
Who I casted: Maggie Grace
Filmography: Taken, Lost, Lockout, Californication
Reason: I went through multiple actresses for this role, but Maggie really fit for me. I wanted an actress who could portray both kind, loving women, or the complex, messed up characters. She has recently become a very versatile actress, taking on many types of roles. I think she has the ability to pull off Karen's first side of kindness and love for Matt. And her drug addicted side.
Foggy Nelson: Foggy first met Matt in law school, where they become best friends. They eventually started working at their own law firm, where their friendship has face both good and bad times. He has proven he can also be almost as good as Matt as a lawyer. He also ended up figuring out who Matt was outside of the law.
Who I casted: Adam Devine
Filmography: Workaholics, Pitch Perfect, Community
Reason: In my mind, Foggy should be there for both the role of supporting Matt and to add levity. He should be humorous, which Adam is. He is a very funny actor, and I think he has enough talent to pull this type of role off. I have not seen him really do serious work, but with his acting skills, I think he could pull it off well.
Elektra Natchios: Elektra was born into a wealthy family, coming from Greece. Her mother died shortly after giving birth to her. At 20-years-old, Elektra and her father, who was a powerful man, were held captive by a group of terrorists, where he was killed in front of her. This would cause her to drop out of college, where Matt also went to. She moved on, going to China, where she was trained by Stick in Martial Arts. Allowing her own impulses to get the best of her, she then joined The Hand. She now works as an assassin in her own right. She has been an on and off lover interest to Matt/Daredevil.
Who I casted: Katie McGrath
Filmography: Merlin, The Tudors, Freakdog
Reason: I wanted a new actress for this role, which was rather difficult to choose for. I went through a couple of actresses, but felt Katie had a certain spice to her. Known for playing Morgana in Merlin, where she is a double crossing, menacing sorceress. She proved she could handle the duality between good and evil, which I perfect for Elektra. She has done some action, but with training, she could be perfect for this role.
Bullseye: A deadly killer for hire capable of using practically anything as a lethal projectile weapon with flawless accuracy and deadly force. He is one of the most psychotic and sadistic characters in Marvel and serves as one of Daredevil's most dangerous foes.
Who I casted: Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Filmography: The Tudors, August Rush, From Paris with Love
Reason: I had a tough time choosing someone for this role, but I eventually felt like Jonathan could do well. He has recently started playing very evil characters, and will portray the main antagonist in The Mortal Instrument series. I think with his ability to play a multitude of characters will help when it comes to portraying Bulleye's psychotic nature. I really think he could do well.
Kingpin: The self-proclaimed Kingpin of Crime. He is one of the most prominent figures of organized crime in the whole US east coast. He is a mobster, the king of mobsters, controlling organized crime on the east coast with an iron fist.
Who I casted: Kelsey Grammer
Filmography: Boss, 15 Minutes, Even Money
Reason: I find that people seem to cast Kingpin only off of looks. People seem to only want to cast someone because they are large, but I think appearance is so superficial. I really wanted someone with a voice and attitude who could portray this crime king. Kelsey has proven that he can become quite intimidating, and could bring a new type of performance to the big screen for Kingpin. He can give a really moving performance, and I think he'd be perfect.
Stick: He was the blind sensei who has trained for Matt/Daredevil and Elektra.
Who I casted: Matt Frewer
Filmography: Orphan Black
Reason: I chose Matt for this role because of his character in the Orphan Black. He portrays a character who takes on a leading figure in the minds of many. His ability to play influential beings really lets me know he can handle Stick's figure of authority for some characters.
Ben Urich: A journalist who was once set on finding the identity of the Daredevil. He soon became a friend and supporter of Daredevil, and has helped with giving Matt information that can be given. He now tries to find the true identities of villains around the city.
Who I casted: Tony Goldwyn
Filmography: Scandal, The Mechanic, Divergent
Reason: I did not want to use Bryan Cranston, because he is so overused for every CBM character. Tony is a fantastic actor, who can portray characters who love to discover secrets and help those in need. I felt his role in Scandal really proved he was a great actor. He will also portray the father of my favorite novel character in the upcoming film, Divergent!
Lady Bullseye: Lady Bullseye is an assassin that works for the Hand. A former sex slave of the Yakuza, she escaped after Daredevil's enemy Bullseye infiltrated and slaughtered the gang. His martial prowess served as the girl's inspiration. I love her....
Who I casted: Grace Huang
Filmography: Bloodtraffic, The Man with the Iron Fists
Reason: I chose Grace Huang because of her role in the fantasy/action short film, Bloodtraffic. She was absolutely stunning. She played a vigilante within a war between angels and vampires, who is in search of her sister. She was so badass, and she had such a command in the film. I feel like her strong voice gives her the perfect edge for Lady Bullseye. I think she could really give the character an innocence that could work, given Lady Bullseye's past.
Maya Lopez/Echo: Maya is a Native American woman, who was born deaf. Her father worked for the Kingpin, and was eventually killed by his own boss. As he died, he placed a bloody hand over her face, leaving behind a bloody handprint. As she grew, she realized she could remember anything she sees, and can even copy those exact movements without practice. She now works as Echo, painting a white handprint over her face in honor of her father. She has been a lover of Daredevil before.
Who I casted: Jessica Matten
Filmography: A Red Girl's Reasoning
Reason: Like Grace, Jessica was chosen for this role because of a short film. In A Red Girl's Reasoning, she portrays Delia, a vigilante, who is set on revenge after being sexually assaulted for her race (Native American). Her performance was really well done, and it was actually believable. I was impressed by both her emotional level and action skills. After seeing that, I felt she could easily portray Echo, who was also set on vengeance. Plus, you can't go wrong with casting a Native American woman and a Native American character!
Angela Del Toro/White Tiger: Angela del Toro is an ex-FBI Agent who worked on the Daredevil case. She became the White Tiger after the death of her uncle, Hector Ayala, the previous White Tiger, when she inherited his Jade Amulets.
Who I casted: Natalie Martinez
Filmography: Death Race, Under the Dome
Reason: Natalie was chosen because of her work in Under the Dome, where she portrays a deputy. She has a knack for playing hard-ass women, and I think a role like White Tiger suits her well. She has the authoritative attitude that fits really well.
Purple Man: A former spy and criminal, who was chemically altered, which caused his appearance to change. He now has purple skin and hair, and works as a villain to control people.
Who I casted: Gideon Emery
Filmography: Teen Wolf, Takers, True Blood
Reason: I was originally going to cast Gideon as Jack Murdock, but decided he was far too creepy for the role. I decided he would be the perfect Purple Man. He has a very menacing, creepy feel when he acts, and it fits the Purple Man really well. His role in Teen Wolf really proves her can play this type of villain.
Mary Alice Walker/Typhoid Mary: As a child, she was often abused, leaving her traumatized. During one possible attack, her first of many multiple personalities formed, and she killed the person. Her persona, Typhoid, was murderous and constantly ran a fever. She became the villainess, Typhoid Mary. She now seems to work with Daredevil as an anti-hero of sorts.
Who I casted: Melanie Laurent
Filmography: Inglourious Basterds, Now You See Me
Reason: Melanie is an actress who has proven herself extremely quickly that she can act well. She played the femme fatale, Shosanna Dreyfus/Emmanuelle Mimieux in Inglourious Basterds, and has been moving on, becoming an even bigger name. I wanted an actress who could portray a deadly beauty, and I felt her sharp features fit perfectly. I have not seen her play an evil character, but seeing how talented she is, I could easily see her killing this role.
Leland Owlsley/Owl: Leland was a wall-street wizard and got the nickname Owl by his peers. The IRS started snooping and revealed his ties to the underworld. Depressed, he took a serum that gave him the ability of flight.
Who I casted: David Richmond-Peck
Filmography: Orphan Black
Reason: Like Matt Frewer, I chose him because of his role Orphan Black. He was creepy as hell, and I thought he would be a good choice. With some makeup, he would also look perfect.
Natasha Romanova/Black Widow: Former KGB agent Natasha Romanova, known as Black Widow, is one of the greatest spies ever and is one of the best agents S.H.I.E.L.D. has ever had. She has been a lover and friend of Daredevil.
Who I cast: Yuliya Snigir
Filmography: The Inhabited Island, A Good Day to Die Hard
Reason: I chose my favorite Russian actress, Yuliya Snigir. She is an amazing actress, who showed her action skills in The Inhanbited Island. With her job as a model, she knows how to be seductive, which is needed for Natasha. She did so well in A Good Day to Die Hard, and only proved that she would be great.
I hope you all enjoyed. Let me know what you think below.
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