Check out my cast for the Man without Fear!
First off, I've seen the 2003 Daredevil movie and I have to say that I'm not a big fan of it. Daredevil, Elektra, and Kingpin were terrible miscasts and I think it was a poor adaptation of Frank Miller's run on the comic. However, I did enjoy Colin Farrell's portrayal of Bullseye. He nailed the psychotic part of Bullseye down.
Anyway, my choice for director for a Daredevil film would have to be David Fincher. His films are full of dark material that are perfect for Daredevil. Se7en comes to mind when I think of his take on Hornhead.
Anyway, here's the cast:
Alex O'Loughin (Moonlight, Hawaii Five-0) as Matt Murdock: An attorney who was blinded by a radioactive substance falling from a truck. Although he lost his sight, Matt's senses were heighten to a superhuman level. After his father's death, he used his new abilities to become the vigilante Daredevil. Daredevil posses a radar sense similar to echolocation, and can use his superhuman hearing as a lie detector by listening to change's in people's heartbeats. Daredevil is also a master of martial arts and uses a specially designed Billy Club that includes a thirty feet of cable connected to a steel cased grapple.
Reason for Casting: Being a fan of the new Hawaii Five-0, I can say that O'Loughin has become one of favorite actors. He's versatile and has the talent to portray Daredevil. He also posses two important factors for DD: the voice and the rugged handsome looks.
Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Warrior) as "Battlin' Jack" Murdock: Matt's father, who was a famous boxer and always wanted his son to be a better man than he was. He encouraged Matt to study than rather fight like him. Jack was murdered after refusing to throw a fight, which int turn inspired Matt to become Daredevil.
Reason for Casting: I'm solely basing this casting on Edgerton's performance in Warrior. He was great there and would be awesome as DD's father. Edgerton would only appear in flashbacks when Matt is younger.
Scott Caan (Varsity Blues, Hawaii Five-0) as Franklin "Foggy" Nelson: Matt's college roommate and best friend, who together found the law firm Nelson & Murdock.
Reason for Casting: Caan and O'Loughin both have great chemistry together on Five-0, and I think that chemistry would transfer well to Foggy and Matt.
Abbie Cornish (Candy, Sucker Punch) as Karen Page: Matt and Foggy's secretary, who both men are in love with. Karen later leaves New York and became addicted to Heroin. In need of a fix, she sold Daredevil's secret identity to a drug dealer.
Reason for Casting: Cornish played a similar role to Karen in Candy: an innocent girl turned into a drug addict. She gave a great performance there and I think she would be great as Karen.
Christopher Lambert (Highlander, Mortal Kombat) as Stick: A blind ninja sensei who trained Matt in the use of Martial Arts after his accident.
Reason for Casting: I decided to use someone besides Scott Glenn for a change. Anyway, Lambert is a badass old actor, and he's played a somewhat similar role before in Mortal Kombat.
Julia Voth (Bitch Slap, Project: S.E.R.A.) as Elektra Natchios: A kunoichi (female ninja assassin) of Greek descent. She met Matt Murdock while she was attending Colombia University. HSe later became a love interest of Daredevil, but her violent nature and mercenary life style divided the two. Elektra is an olympic level athlete and expert in the ancient martial arts of China, Siam, and Japan. She is also a master combatant with her trademark Sai.
Reason for Casting: Kudos to HailToTheKingBaby for this pick. After seeing Voth in Bitch Slap, I can safely say that she could easily handle the dark and violent Miller Elektra.
David Duchovny (The X-Files, Californication) as Ben Urich: An investigative reporter for The Daily Bugle. He has deduced the secret identity of Daredevil and uses him as a source of information (and vice versa).
Reason for Casting: Duchovny has the looks and talent to play Ben and can easily spit out whip-smart dialogue.
Vincent D'onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) as Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin: One of the most powerful crime lords in New York. Fisk posses as a generous business man to hide his criminal activities. Contrary to his appearance, Fisk's body is entirely muscle mass built to his extraordinary size, making him posses great strength and durability.
Reason for Casting: D'onofrio is a fantastic character actor, which has given him the nickname of "Human Chameleon". He's also a big guy standing at 6' 3" and a half. Combine these two facts and you got yourself a helluva Kingpin.
Zachary Quinto (Heroes, Star Trek) as Bullseye: A psychotic assassin who uses his line of work to exercise his homicidal urges. Bullseye is a expert marksman with pinpoint accuracy, and can turn any day-to-day object, such as pencils or paper clips, into lethal projectiles. His spinal column is laced with the indestructible metal alloy adamantium.
Reason for Casting: I have to thank cardiakid for this pick. Quinto played a cold, creepy, scary-as-hell and psychotic serial killer named Sylar on Heroes. He fits a character like Bullseye more than Namor.
Timothy Olyphant (Live Free or Die Hard, Justified) as Zebediah Kilgrave/The Purple Man: A criminal who had been chemically altered so that his hair and skin are colored purple. His body can emit chemical pheromones that, when inhaled or absorbed through skin, allows him to mentally control them.
Reason for Casting: Olyphant is a fantastic actor who's great at playing heroes and villains. It was mainly his role in Live Free or Die Hard that convinced me to cast him.
Milla Jovovich (the Resident Evil films, The Fourth Kind) as Mary Walker/Typhoid Mary: A mutant assassin suffering from dissociative identity disorder. She posses the abilities of telekinesis (she can mentally lift objects under 10 pounds), pyrokinesis (she can cause spontaneous combustion to objects within her eyesight) and limited mind control.
Reason for Casting: Although everybody says she can't act, I say she's a decent actress. It was her performance in Stone that sold me on casting her.
Kevin Durand (Lost, Smokin' Aces) as Frank Simpson/Nuke: A subject of the Weapon Plus program (the successor to the Super Soldier program). Nuke has been subjected to various cybernetic enhancements that have given him superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and sturdiness. Nuke also possess a second heart and takes a special pill that increases his adrenaline.
Reason for Casting: I know he was in "Borigins", but Kevin deserves another role. He's physically imposing and I think Nuke would be a great role for him.
Vin Diesel (The Chronicles of Riddick, Fast Five) as Melvin Potter/Gladiator: A n accomplished costume designer who decided to become a professional criminal. Potter is a skilled martial artist and is physically powerful. His costume is heavily armoured and his gauntlets have two circular titanium blades, which both possess small rotors that rotates the blades at high speeds.
Reason for Casting: Even though almost everyone on this site says he's a shit actor (and by "almost everyone on this site", I mean CBM user Ryden), he's actually a good actor if you've seen his dramatic turn in Find Me Guilty. The dude's one of my favorite action stars. He fits a physically demanding role like Gladiator.
Please leave your thoughts and comments below. I hope you have enjoyed this cast. Also, if you're going to gripe about the double castings, please keep it to yourself.
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