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Film/TV News – Charlie Cox On Daredevil + King of Thieves

In my opinion, it is safe to say that Charlie Cox is indebted to Daredevil for boosting his career in the entertainment industry. While roles in Boardwalk Empire, Stardust and The Theory of Everything would have helped, we have to realise that he is predominantly known by general audiences for his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the Netflix Marvel TV show Daredevil.

In an interview with Collider, Charlie Cox was given the chance to discuss Daredevil as well as King of Thieves, a recent film he starred in alongside Michael Caine, Michael Gambon and Jim Broadbent.


The cancellation of Daredevil was a real kick in the teeth for fans of that superhero television series. Here is what Charlie Cox stated when it came to the topic of whether any plans for Season 4 of Daredevil had been made before the show was cancelled:

Yeah. I know that they pitched the whole season to Netflix. I knew little details ‘cause typically I don’t like to know the whole story whilst it’s being written, but I knew the basics of the ideas that they had, and I was very excited.”

Based on the response that Season 3 had, I was under the impression that we would absolutely be making more seasons of television, so I was very shocked and obviously deeply saddened because I love that character and I’ve loved the show.”

It’s been one of the great privileges of my career, to be involved with Netflix and Marvel, and to play this character. I was looking forward to another couple of years of it, so I was very sad. But in the interest of being positive and looking forward, I’m also grateful that we got to end on such a high.”

Sometimes with these genre shows, when you’re making so much content – I’ve already made 50-something hours of this character – it’s very hard to maintain quality, over that long of a period. So, in a weird way, I’m also grateful that we did a quality show, from start to finish, that didn’t descend into lunacy.”

King of Thieves

Charlie Cox had this to say on how he decided to portray his character in King of Thieves seeing as he was given some artistic licence:

A lot was already done for me in the script. Joe’s script was incredibly clear and concise, and I drew all of my information from that.”

But the thing that I wanted to explain was why, if Basil is the one with the key, and he’s the catalyst for the beginning of this robbery, what is it about him? Why can’t he go to criminals his own age, who are physically more capable of this? Why doesn’t he take this to one of his mates, who can get together a similarly capable team and do it in an age appropriate way?”

On the one hand, you’ve got this guy who’s an alarm specialist, and he’s pretty good with computers and alarms, but then, on the other hand, you’ve got someone who doesn’t have any friends of his own.”

He doesn’t take this to people who could probably have a better chance of pulling the job off. So, I focused on someone who is a bit of a genius, but also socially awkward enough that he doesn’t have any mates.”

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