Marvel has just added the third cast member to their upcoming Netflix series, DareDevil, and it’s none other than talented actress Rosario Dawson. Dawson will join previously announced actors Charlie Cox, who plays Matt Murdock/DareDevil, and Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays the Kingpin. Marvel broke the news on their website
While the press release doesn’t mention specifically who she’ll be playing, but the announcement described her character this way:
Known for her powerful work in “Cesar Chavez,” “Kids” and the upcoming “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,” Rosario Dawson will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city.
It’s not a lot to go by, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out that Dawson has landed the pivotal role of Jessica Jones, who will be getting her own series next year on Netflix as well. It would make the most sense for her character to be introduced to fans and new viewers alike in the DareDevil series, to get them acquainted with her character before her own series debuts. It would also explain all the secrecy around her character, and why they didn’t name her right away. The other option would be her taking up the role of Elektra Natchios, DareDevil’s famed love interest, who is also one of his most formidable enemies. I feel like she’d fit the role well, but the character description above really doesn’t fit that character.
This casting is incredibly exciting, and it’s great to see Marvel getting such incredible talent for their ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, even on the TV level. I’ve been a huge fan of Dawson for some time, so I’m really happy to see her taking a role in a TV show based on one of my favorite Marvel characters. Jeph Loeb, the producer of the series, had this to say about her casting:
“Rosario Dawson is one the most charismatic, talented and powerful actresses in Hollywood, so she was always at the top of our list for ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Her role in the series is absolutely critical to Matt Murdock’s journey to become the hero we know as Daredevil.”
It’s great to see so much enthusiasm for her joining the series, and I look forward to finding out who she’ll play. For now, we’ll just be left to speculate. Marvel’s DareDevil is set to premiere sometime next year on Netflix.
“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.