DAREDEVIL Actor Charlie Cox Reveals What He Thought Of Ben Affleck's Portrayal Of The Character

DAREDEVIL Actor Charlie Cox Reveals What He Thought Of Ben Affleck's Portrayal Of The Character

Daredevil and The Defenders actor Charlie Cox reveals what he thought of Justice League star Ben Affleck's performance as the Marvel character in 2003's Daredevil. Check it out after the jump...

When Netflix's Daredevil show dropped it was what fans of the character had always wanted and for many, it still remains the crowning achievement of Marvel's television endeavors. This positive reaction was in part due to the show's high quality but also somewhat due to the last lackluster on-screen interpretation of the character, the 2003 Mark Steven Johnson film. 

The film has it's defenders of course, particularly of the directors cut but few can argue the quality is anywhere to the level of the Drew Goddard created Netflix show with Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox faring much better under the mask than former Daredevil Ben Affleck. 

Speaking at Comicpalooza, Cox was asked about his thoughts on Affleck's portrayal of the Marvel superhero and it turns out that he's a fan.

"Personally, I think... I'm just laughing because I get asked this a lot and sadly I'm going to say the same thing that I've said before. I happen to think Ben Affleck's performance as Daredevil is fantastic. I really like his Matt Murdock... I stole a lot of stuff. So, I think he does a really good job."

In fairness, the film is rarely lambasted for its star's performance alone, even if it did turn the actor off superhero films until his role in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Despite his kind words for the actor though, Cox is with many fans when he revealed that he doesn't care for the film as a whole.

"I don't like the film. The original Daredevil film I don't think that worked particularly well and the reason I don't think it worked particularly well is that what we discovered with the show is that the tone of the character suits a slightly darker, more sinister feel. In my opinion, the best Daredevil comics are the ones that are geared towards a slightly more mature audience and I think that what the show captures is that level of sinister, dark tone, I guess. But I like Ben Affleck's, Matt Murdock."


Netflix's Daredevil has recently finished filming its third season with an expected 2018 release. 

What do you think? Were you a fan of Affleck's performance in Daredevil? Are you looking forward to Season 3 of the Netflix show? Leave your thoughts below. 

 

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