Michael C. Hall ‘Would Definitely Consider’ Playing Daredevil in Netflix Series

Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall would like to make the leap from antihero to hero.

Although talk of Netflix and writer-director Drew Goddard courting Hall to play the titular hero in the upcoming “Daredevil” series may be nothing but a rumor, Hall is still interested in portraying the man without fear.

“I would definitely consider it … but I can’t tell you any inside information because I think they’re nothing but rumors,” Hall told Vulture on Sunday at the premiere of his new Broadway play, “The Realistic Joneses.”

After eight seasons on Showtime’s dark drama “Dexter,” Hall said he’s seeking projects with short-term commitments.

“I really am enjoying mixing it up a little bit, and I’m committing to things that have a foreseeable end in sight when I start them, but I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of (a new series) happening at some point,” he told the site. “But I’d have to read the script!”

During the premiere of “Dexter’s” final season last summer, the actor told Variety that he’s interested in upbeat roles.

“I would love to do something a little more light-hearted and to find a way to not be surrounded by dead bodies,” he said.

Daredevil will definitely see his share of corpses but will not be nearly as maniacal as Dexter Morgan.

Ben Affleck last donned the Daredevil suit for Fox’s critically panned “Daredevil” movie in 2003. The pic grossed $179 million worldwide.

Filming for the Netflix-Marvel Studios series is set to begin this summer in New York and premiere on the streaming site in 2015. Goddard will both write and direct “Daredevil’s” first episode, and serve as showrunner and exec producer for the 13-ep series.

The deal between Netflix and Marvel also includes three other original comic book adaptations: “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage.”

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  1. Hud says:

    He is definitely too old. Marvel always starts with the origin to bring fans up to speed and to explain why a superhero character was missing in action in the universe before his/her first on screen appearance. As a guy who is intent on avenging his father and becoming a lawyer ASAP, Matt would never wait until his 40s to become Daredevil. I mean what would he have been doing with his life? Jeeze…

    I would like to suggest Jake Gyllenhaal, Richard Madden, Ryan Gosling, and Chris Pine instead.

    • big daddy D says:

      Ryan Gosling??? SCREW THAT SH!T!! Maybe if they needed some wallpaper with abs. Chris Pine is too busy with 40 million film projects..Jake G is more of an indie actor..and Richard Madden isn’t big enough to play the role..he’s too young. Michael C Hall has the temperament..the gravitas to play the tortured soul that is Matt Murdoch.

  2. frackBSG says:

    He’s a fantastic actor but waaaaaaay too old for this role.

    • Hud says:

      He is definitely too old. Marvel always starts with the origin to bring fans up to speed and to explain why a superhero character was missing in action in the universe before his/her first on screen appearance. As a guy who is intent on avenging his father and becoming a lawyer ASAP, Matt would never wait until his 40s to become Daredevil. I mean what would he have been doing with his life? Jeeze…

      I would like to suggest Jake Gyllenhaal, Richard Madden, Ryan Gosling, and Chris Pine instead.

    • big daddy D says:

      I disagree. A mid to late 30s Matt Murdoch would work. Try to incorporate Frank Miller’s Daredevil too. He started it all..and Frank Miller is comic book royalty

      • Goose says:

        second that, Daredevil never had a “young” period, he’s been characterized as a brooding, grizzled veteran in every run that has ever been successful, even his origins have largely been told in flashbacks. The problem with a Daredevil film is that he doesn’t fit into the current vision of Marvel Universe films. He’s a very dark character with loads of personal issues and he’s almost more well known for being Matt Murdock than his alter ego, his most pivotal stories have usually been the arcs where he is barely in costume. More of something you’d imagine from DC. That said if a serious toned movie were ever made by Marvel, Daredevil is perfect and Michael C Hall has the chops.

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