Daredevil is set to debut next year on Netflix courtesy of Marvel Television and ABC Television Studios. Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio have both been confirmed for the 13-episode series. Now, it has been announced that Rosario Dawson will join the show.
Rosario is making a rather strange transition, moving from feature film to the small screen. More interesting is the decision to not just join a television show, but a show that is set to run exclusively on Netflix. It is a choice that comes with very little precedence.
Fans will remember Rosario from her role as Gail in Sin City and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. She also was featured in Clerks II and the upcoming Clerks III as Becky. She was critically acclaimed for her work as Emily Posa alongside Will Smith in Seven Pounds.
Marvel is playing Dawson’s role in Daredevil close to the chest, giving fans just enough to get excited. Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb, teased her role in a quote he shared with Marvel.com:
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. Her role in the series is absolutely critical to Matt Murdock’s journey to become the hero we know as Daredevil.
The article goes on to state that Rosario’s unnamed character will have Matt Murdock “unexpectedly crash into her life”. The character’s description can lead to plenty of speculation and has many fans buzzing about her potential role already.
Will Dawson play Jessica Jones, a character set to get her own series shortly after the Daredevil series runs? Is she Typhoid Mary? Could Marvel possibly be bringing Elektra to the show?
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