Charlie Cox Takes Brutal Dig At Ben Affleck’s Daredevil

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Marvel’s Netflix series Daredevil was a huge hit, courtesy of Charlie Cox. The series was able to encompass every nook and cranny of the character which beautified the overall story. And of course, Kingpin, played by Vincent D’Onofrio was simply impeccable. But did you know that someone else played the Daredevil way before Cox took on the torch? It was none other than DC’s Batman – Ben Affleck. The 2003 Daredevil was a huge flop, and for all the right reason. The vision of a blind lawyer turned vigilante was vague. Now, the current actor has taken a dig at Affleck’s movie and it is not sugarcoated at all. Regardless of its initial box office earnings, the overall reviews were bothering. Check out Charlie Cox’s comments!


Charlie Cox Didn’t Like Ben Affleck’s Daredevil

Charlie Cox thinks Ben Affleck's Daredevil was bad
Charlie Cox thinks Ben Affleck’s Daredevil was bad

After appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Cox is at an all-time high with his role. Fans are only wondering where all he can appear next and the possibilities are endless. After rocking the character in the Netflix series, he is set to reprise his role in the ongoing Marvel’s Phase 4. Recently, at Abu Dhabi’s Middle East Film and Comic-Con, he opened about Affleck’s Daredevil. He said:

“I watched it once, and then I wanted to go and do my own thing. I hadn’t seen it before I got the role. I watched it when I got the role and, to be fair, I think Ben Affleck does a really good Matt Murdock, I like his Matt Murdock. I don’t love the movie… I feel like the movie tried to do too much and it was a little tonally confusing.

Ben Affleck in 2003's Daredevil
Ben Affleck in 2003’s Daredevil

While he did appreciate Affleck’s acting and persona, he surely didn’t like the overall movie. Talking about the tone of the movie, he thinks that it was confusing, and he might be right. This could be the reason why the movie did not make waves as compared to other movies.

Cox Thinks Affleck’s Costume Sucked

Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil
Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil

The actor got the role when Marvel Studios confirmed the rights the right of the character. Since then, Matt Murdock has been a crucial part of Marvel Studios. Charlie Cox continues talking about the movie where he pinpoints more problems with the project. He said:

“They had everyone in that movie — they had Kingpin, they had Bullseye, they had Elektra, they had Karen Page, they had Foggy. It was saturated and it was two hours. So that was part of that problem. And the suit sucks!”

Charlie Cox v. Ben Affleck - Daredevil
Charlie Cox v. Ben Affleck – Daredevil

This could be true. Introducing so many characters, with no prior introduction in a runtime of 2 hours is way too much. Moreover, actor Ben Affleck has criticised the movie on many occasions. Overall, the movie was a flop and it cannot be even compared to the success the character is enjoying right now.


Written by Deepak Vasisht

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