For those of you who somehow don't know yet, [Daredevil](movie:47230) is getting a reboot in the form of a TV series, and I have been off the walls wondering who will don the dark red and become The Man Without Fear?
After radioactive liquids fall off of a truck and spill into his eyes, Matt Murdock is left completely blind. In the following days, he finds that the rest of his senses are enhanced far beyond that of human capabilities. After Matt's father is killed by gangsters, Matt trains himself to the peak of physical perfection and, using an auditory radar, enhanced senses, and great strength, he vows to get his revenge.
Who should be Daredevil? Even if the 2003 feature-length film was any good, Ben Affleck said that he'd never be Daredevil again (not that any of us are complaining). Who is the man to replace him? Daredevil is a tricky role because, not only do you have to nail the writing of the series, you have to cast a man who can not only give off the impression of being blind, but also one who's extremely athletic and is able to demonstrate great fighting ability.
This was a very difficult casting choice for me but I narrowed it down to two of my favorite TV actors.
My first is Jensen Ackles, best known for his role as Dean Winchester in the CW series, Supernatural.
Though he hasn't been in many roles other than Dean, Ackles has been someone who I've wanted to be a superhero for a while, and Daredevil is one of the few that I can see him as. Unfortunately, his currently running TV show has been renewed for another season, and thus, his schedule is probably full.
My second, and personal favorite choice for the role, unfortunately has what may be a full schedule as well: Charlie Hunnam.
Known best for his role as Jax Teller in the FX hit series, Sons of Anarchy, Hunnam is an actor I've come to respect more and more as I've been racing through SOA on Netflix (and becoming addicted). Though Pacific Rim proved that he belongs on the big screen, I really want to see him in this role.
Since I'm casting Daredevil, I might as well share my choices for Daredevil's two main villains, Bullseye and The Kingpin, as well.
Tom Hardy as Bullseye
Known best as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and as Tommy Riordan in Warrior (2011), Hardy has proved himself time and time again to be a great actor, but Bane unlocked his supervillain and I'd like to see his next sinister role without a mask and instead throwing things at Daredevil.
The Kingpin was someone who was hard for me to cast for two reasons. The first is that I loved the choice of Michael Clarke Duncan in Daredevil (2003), but Duncan is unfortunately gone. The second is that you need to cast someone who's really convincing as a crime lord, but also big enough to be extremely intimidating and strong.
I found myself landing on Gerard Butler.
I know you're probably hating me right about now, but Butler has always been one of my favorite actors. From the beginning of his mainstream career with films like Reign of Fire (2002) and Timeline (2003), to his more well known roles in 300 (2006) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Gerard Butler has portrayed a wide variety of characters and I'm dying to see him be a villain. He showed his capacity for being a bad guy in Law Abiding Citizen (2009) and I want it to be bigger and better. He has proved his acting ability, and he's already proved that he can gain the strength necessary for this role, and he's my choice.
Who do you want for the Man Without Fear? Who do you want him to go up against? Should Elektra be in the series and who should portray her? Let me know your thoughts.