Elden Henson Joins ‘Daredevil’ As Marvel’s Foggy Nelson

Published 10 months ago by , Updated October 11th, 2014 at 11:16 am,

Marvel Daredevil Netflix Foggy Nelson Elden Henson Elden Henson Joins Daredevil As Marvels Foggy Nelson

Daredevil, serving as a launchpad of sorts to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s continued expansion on the small screen via Netflix, isn’t taking any chances in casting. So far, the major players joining Daredevil’s cast are all proven, acclaimed and recognizable talent. As such, all of the official casting announcements have been released separately with some time apart by Marvel as part of their early marketing.

Joining the Netflix series as the MCU’s version of Foggy Nelson is Elden Henson, a long-time actor who began his career as a child star and earned a big break starring in The Mighty Ducks and its sequels. He’s appeared in several high profile films from Idle Hands and The Butterfly Effect to Deja Vu and Jobs, and he’ll be seen again shortly on in Parts 1 and 2 of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

Henson joins Charlie Cox who plays the titular lead, Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a The Kingpin, and Rosario Dawson in an unspecified lead role. If Dawson is playing a love interest such as Karen Page from Marvel Comics, we could see a little bit of romantic friction between the three since Foggy also has feelings for Page. This being the MCU however, there can be twists and turns on that and the fact that Marvel is hiding Dawson’s character’s identity plays into the possibility that there’s a lot of intentional mystery about her role in the story.

Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television:

“Elden plays one of the most important characters in the world of ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ and we’re thrilled to see Foggy Nelson brought to life by such an incredibly talented actor. He perfectly captures the heart and soul of this series, bringing an added resonance to Matt Murdock’s fight against the injustice in their great city.

Foggy Nelson is the best friend of Matt Murdock aka Daredevil and was previously played by Iron Man director Jon Favreau opposite Ben Affleck’s Murdock in 2003′s Daredevil from Twentieth Century Fox. Murdock is a lawyer by day when not suited up in his red suit as The Man Without Fear and Nelson is his law partner. They were longtime friends before that, attending schools together, with Murdock even protecting Nelson from bullies. Depending how successful Marvel’s Netflix test is, we could see Murdock and Nelson for a very long time together and there are decades of stories and life events shared between the two in the lore to draw from. Daredevil begins shooting in New York this year for a 2015 premiere.


Next: Marvel Studios Interested in Zac Efron


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 begins airing on ABC this fall. Daredevil releases on Netflix in 2015.

On the film side, Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, Captain America 3 on May 6 2016, and unannounced films for July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. Good choice.

    • Great Choice.

      • Poifect Choice.

        • Bad choice.

          Bad meaning good in early 90s slang. Most excellent!

          • He’s a phony…you know like bad means good? Man, that Michael Jordan is so phony…
            Seriously though great choice!

            • *how
              A joke kinda falls flat if you miss a word.

              • I have been reading SR religiously for sometime and i just need to comment on how nice it is to see everyone agreeing and making jokes. Troll free, negativity free.

                Every one loves Fulton Reed.

  2. Hell yeah we love Fulton Reed. Mighty Ducks best sports trilogy ever. :)

    • I could not agree with you more mr.P

  3. So far the casting choices has been pretty good. I can’t wait to see the visuals

    • Especially the costume!

      • Yeah I’m aanxious to see what Marvel has in store for his threads. I want the DD on the center of his chest…Not hid in his armpit.

  4. I’d love to know who they’ll cast as Bullseye.

    • Joshua Jackson?

      • YOu sir are cool in my book. JJ all the way for any role on this show (or any other of the marvel netflix shows) DUCKS FOREVER.


        • Cake-eater as IRon Fist. HAVEN’T seen the dude in anything in years but while we’re quacking.

  5. maybe Luke Cage can fire off some Knuckle pucks.

    • This completely did it for me. Lol. I’m dying.

  6. This seems like a solid choice for Foggy. I’m still not sold on Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin since the comics Kingpin is HUGE. I guess if he bulks up, he’d more resemble the Kingpin since he does have the height. I thought that Michael Clarke Duncan in the DD film was an inspired choice since Kingpin’s race really doesn’t factor into the character.

    • The only thing I didn’t like about Michael Clarke Duncan playing Kingpin was that it seemed reaching to have Daredevil get the upper hand in a fist fight against him. It’s as if sprinklers made Daredevil see but Kingpin became blind or lost the ability to fight.

      Be a hell of a superhero weakness though. Hero loses his powers in the rain, has to fight under shelter or on a dry day, constantly checking the weather forecasts before leaping into action.

    • I heard they originally wanted Robbie Coltrane for Kingpin but he was unavaliable because of his commitment to the Harry Potter movies.

    • I wouldn’t worry to much about the size of ole Vinny D. I’m fairly sure that dude gets fatter by the day.

      but on a more serious note, i feel that Vincent D’Onofrio will do justice to the role. He has a quiet intensity to his presence even when portraying a non threatening character. Maybe thats just me.

      Also, it feels like there really aren’t that many physically imposing actors of the appropriate caliber to choose from and going with an unknown would have been unlikely.

  7. I hate to be the Devil’s Advocate opinion-wise, but somehow he does not quite look like I pictured Foggy Nelson. Isn’t Foggy supposed to be a lawyer like Murdock in the comics? I mean, I don’t expect him to look like Joe Slick of Surfer-Party Beach or some crusading businessman, but this guy looks like someone off of Dobie Gillis or something. Not familiar with him, so i don’t know, perhaps he can act? But why do writers feel it is their God-given sworn duty in life to change around characters so much from canon? Were the originals so bad?

    I hope they cast someone good to play Mr. Fear.

  8. Great pick.