Netflix's 'Daredevil' casts 'Boardwalk Empire's' Charlie Cox in lead role

netflix-daredevil-charlie-cox.jpg Step aside, Ben Affleck -- Netflix has found its new Daredevil.

"Boardwalk Empire" star Charlie Cox just landed the titular Marvel superhero role in Netflix's upcoming "Daredevil" series, Variety reports.

Cox, best known for playing Owen Slater on HBO's period drama, will play the superhero last portrayed by Affleck in the 2003 big screen flop for 13 episodes.

"Daredevil" is one of the four upcoming Marvel series on Netflix. The other three characters getting their own series are Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones. The four characters with their own solo series will then join up in a Netflix miniseries event, "The Defenders."
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