Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Adds Supporting Cast and More Marvel Villains
Less than a month before all 13 episodes hit Netflix, Marvel’s Daredevil became plenty visible by yesterday’s trailer (and its many hidden secrets), but now the Man Without Fear has even more enemies to share. Find out what minor Marvel baddies will pop up with six new additions to Daredevil’s supporting cast!
While some actors had already been observed among the Daredevil cast, Marvel’s official announcement solidified some tangible connections to the comic world. Person of Interest star Rob Morgan has been announced to play Turk Barrett, a smalltime criminal in Hell’s Kitchen (and for a time in comics, Mauler or Stilt-Man), along with Avatar baddie Matt Gerald as Melvin Potter, a machinist caught between a rock and a hard place (and costume-designing comic villain Gladiator).
Additionally, Falling Skies star Peter Shinkoda has been confirmed as Nobu, a Japanese businessman with an agenda all his own, along with Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao, a powerful woman running her own trade. Nikolai Nikolaeff and Gideon Emery will play Vladimir and Anatoly, two Russian brothers looking to forge new names for themselves in America.
None of those sames ring any major Marvel bells, though considering the red ninja glimpsed in yesterday’s trailer, it wouldn’t be entirely off base to think at least one of the above has something to do with The Hand, frequently recurring antagonists of Daredevil.
Streaming all 13 episodes in 4K on April 10, here’s now Netflix describes Marvel’s Daredevil:
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel’s Daredevil is one of the best known properties of the street level heroes and will be the the first of four epic live-action adventure series (Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Iron Fist, and Marvel’s Luke Cage, all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders) that delves into the backstory of how Matt Murdock evolves into Daredevil.
Featuring Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox in the titular role of Matt Murdock, the cast of Marvel’s 2015 series Daredevil also includes True Blood breakout Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, The Leftovers star Scott Glenn as Matt’s sensei Stick, 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 Claire Temple / Night Nurse.
The show’s New York Comic-Con 2014 panel also revealed the inclusion of Vondie Curtis-Hall as reporter Ben Urich, Man of Steel star Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa (not yet Fisk), and Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsley (The Owl). 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 Daredevil showrunner by Spartacus vet Stephen DeKnight, though Goddard remains a consultant.
We’ve included the latest trailers again below, so keep counting down to the April 10 premiere of Marvel’s Daredevil!