‘Daredevil’ Actor Charlie Cox Wasn’t Expecting a Stranger to Hit Him on the Street While Preparing for the Role

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is huge, and it is expanding as more comics get film adaptations. Marvel Studios is planning for Phase 4, and there is speculation on whether Daredevil will see a reboot.

Charlie Cox starred in the Netflix series of Daredevil a few years ago, and he has a humorous story to tell about his role. 

‘Daredevil’ was a popular Netflix series

Charlie Cox
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Daredevil is a show that is an adaptation of a series of comics of the same name. It got released on Netflix in 2015 but got canceled in 2018. The show ran for three seasons before getting cut short. It earned positive reviews, especially after its first season. 

The show is about a character named Matt Murdock, who lost his sight as a child. However, his lack of vision heightened his other senses. Located in New York City, he works as a lawyer during the day but becomes a crime fighter at night. Matt uncovers major conspiracies and crosses paths with various villains, such as The Punisher. 

Season one has a dark and gritty story, which critics and the audience enjoyed. The second season is as dark, if not darker, than the first. Daredevil contains several MCU Easter eggs that teased connection with the other movies. 

Charlie Cox as Daredevil

Cox portrayed the main character Matt Murdock, or Daredevil, in the show. He played as a vigilante with gray morals. What was unique about his role was that the character was not super strong like other superheroes in the MCU. He was just a person with improved senses. 

Of course, Cox only got to enjoy playing the character for a few years. It was no doubt a shock for him as well as the fans when the show got canceled so suddenly. However, many fans do not want his time as Daredevil to be over completely. 

There are plenty of rumors about Daredevil getting revived by Marvel Studios, and they tend to talk about Cox reprising his role. Numerous fans enjoyed his performance in the Netflix series and want him to return. In fact, some felt that the character should not return if the actor could not play him. However, others would be fine if certain actors played the role instead. 

Still, Cox was successful in playing Daredevil. He put a lot of hard work into preparing for the role, which resulted in him giving a phenomenal performance. 

How Charlie Cox prepared for ‘Daredevil’

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Cox once shared an interesting story about what happened when he was preparing for the part of Daredevil. According to TVweb, the actor got attacked while doing research. He spoke about the incident during a Las Vegas Comic-Con panel.

The actor was in New York City, learning how to portray a blind person. He was in the streets recording an actual blind man. The purpose was to study how different the movements would be, no matter how small. Sometimes, the minor details can make a difference between a good and great performance.  

Cox assured everyone that he did this with the man’s full permission. Of course, there was someone who did not see it that way. A random woman saw him recording and assumed he did not have permission. Thinking he was acting creepy, the woman had struck him. 

It is safe to say the woman most likely had the best intentions when she leaped into action. There is nothing wrong with wanting to help people who may appear to need help. Perhaps, the story can teach both Cox and fans a lesson about stopping and thinking about the most appropriate approach. Fortunately, the actor can look back on the event with amusement.