Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Casts ‘The Leftovers’ Star Scott Glenn as Marvel Sensei “Stick”
Marvel's upcoming 'Daredevil' Netflix series recently promised to unveil its horned hero at New York Comic-Con, but that hasn't stopped the 2015 superhero drama from adding to its ranks before the big show. 'The Leftovers' star Scott Glenn will play Marvel martial artist "Stick," best known as teacher and blind mentor to the man without fear, Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock.
As per usual, Marvel's announcement of Glenn's role didn't offer much detail on the character's presence over 13 episodes, though it at least describes Stick as "the mysterious martial artist and mentor of Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil)." Interestingly, where the 2003 film adaptation omitted the figure from Matt Murdock's (Ben Affleck) training, 2005 pseudo-spinoff 'Elektra' featured General Zod himself, Terence Stamp, in a variation on the Stick character.
Says Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb of the casting:
Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt's journey to become the superhero we call Daredevil.
Featuring 'Boardwalk Empire' star Charlie Cox in the titular role of Matt Murdock, the cast of Marvel's 2015 'Daredevil' also includes 'True Blood' hottie Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, 'Falling Skies' alum Peter Shinkoda in an unknown role, 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' star Elden Henson as Matt's best friend Foggy Nelson, Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin Wilson Fisk, and Rosario Dawson as a mysterious character.
Apart from taking place in the same cinematic universe as ‘The Avengers‘ and ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,’ we know that each Marvel Netflix series will shoot 13 episodes, culminating in an eight-episode team-up with ‘The Defenders’ miniseries and bringing the total to 60 episodes (to start). Drew Goddard was replaced as showrunner by 'Spartacus' vet Steven S. DeKnight, though Goddard remains a consultant.
It might be too much to think we'll get a look at Netflix's 'Daredevil' in costume before New York Comic-Con, but in the meantime, what do you think? Is Scott Glenn a good fit for Stick, the man who made "The Man Without Fear"? Tell us what you want to see when Marvel's 'Daredevil' hits Netflix streaming in 2015!