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.”