…At least if he has any say in the matter.
An LA Times reporter had the good fortune to run into actor Jason Statham (Death Race) and comic book icon-turned comic book movie director, Frank Miller (Sin City, The Spirit), during Comic-Con last week, and oh what plans the pair of them were cooking up.
“Could a British actor wear the red horns of the Man Without Fear?… Absolutely, just give me the chance, I would love to be Daredevil.”
Miller, the writer of “Born Again,” one the greatest Daredevil stories ever told, lent Statham a bit of comic-cred by adding,
“I think he should be Daredevil too.”
Statham does have the action resume to qualify him to play The Man Without Fear, (and if you’ve seen some of the crazy stunts he’s done in his movies, you know that he has very little fear to begin with.) If his NYC accent is up to par, I say give him a shot at the role–hell, anything to help erase the traumatic memories of that 2003 debacle with Ben Affleck wearing the red suit and horns while butchering Miller’s mythology. (Here’s hoping somebody lost their job over that, BTW.)
What do you think: is Statham up to the task, or is there another actor you’ve been waiting to see take on the role of Daredevil?
Source: LA Times via Latino Review