We’ve got lots of Marvel goodies to share today – including the casting of Daredevil in Netflix’s new series, a look back at Hugh Jackman’s X-Men audition, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Times Square.
Fans who were clamoring for Michael C. Hall to play the lead role in Marvel and Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series are about to be disappointed. Latino Review reveals that the casting decision for lead character Matt Murdock – blind attorney by day, crime fighter after dark – has been made, and that Boardwalk Empire actor Charlie Cox will be the new “man without fear”.
Cox looks the part, and the kid can act, so we like this casting.
The 13-episode series (one of four created in Marvel and Netflix’s new pact) will be set in modern-day New York, with Cox using his finely honed super senses to take on tons of bad guys. Steven S. DeKnight has recently stepped in as showrunner, replacing Drew Goddard.
Watch Hugh Jackman audition to play Wolverine
It’s easy to forget that even the biggest stars were once relative unknowns who actually had to go out and audition for parts. Take Hugh Jackman, for instance – the guy’s a big-name talent with offers flooding in on a daily basis now, but back in the day he had to audition to play Wolverine just like any other up-and-coming actor.
Don’t believe us? Here’s video proof in the form of an 11-minute clip of a baby-faced Jackman doing his first script reading for Bryan Singer. It’s not only cool to see Jackman taking his first crack at the character, but also listening to Singer talk about how he envisions Wolverine in the film. Check out the clip below. [via The Geek Twins]
The Avengers invade Times Square in new interactive exhibit
If you happen to be in NYC between May 30 and January 5 of next year, then you’ll definitely want to make plans to stop at Marvel’s new Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit in Times Square.
The massive location is a re-creation of the S.H.I.E.L.D. base, filled with props from the Marvel movies, interactive displays and some high-tech wizardry sure to make even the biggest kids gasp with excitement.
Visitors will run into a life-sized holographic Incredible Hulk, check out villains like Loki and Red Skull in their cells, and even experience what it’s like to fly in Iron Man’s awesome armor – all while also learning a bit about the science that could make all these super feats possible.
If you’re in the city and want to experience all this amazingness firsthand, tickets will run you $27.00 for adults and $19.50 for kids. Sounds like a bargain to us. You can watch a video tour of the exhibit below. [via New York Daily News]
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