Jason Statham Wants to Play Daredevil

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:00 am,

…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.

Said Statham,

“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.)

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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

TAGS: Comic-Con 2014, daredevil

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  1. There is a bomb on the buss. What. Do . You. Do.

    I can see Matt Damon in this part but you have to be kidding about Keanu lol.

  2. Just To Give a quick thoughts about it. For me I think that BEN AFFLECK is the perfect choice to play daredevil again so if they can restart the franchise why not bring affleck again..THANKS….

  3. Ben Affleck I have admit is a good actor but for Matt Murdock\DareDevil I believe that action Superstar Jason Statham fits the role after all at least he can make a Blind Superhero cool when compared to what went down in 2003′s Daredevil,in case for The Kingpin Vincent D’oaffardo with a CG fatsuit, Collin Farrell as Bullseye,Rhonda Mintra as Electra,Sean Astin [The Lord of The Rings Film franice] as Foggy Nelson,Alica Siverstone as Karen Allen,Hugh Laurie as Bengermin ”Ben” Urich.

  4. I think Statham would be awsome as Daredevil. With his knowledge of fighting and combat techniques like that of transporter, i can see him as a very cool and different style Matt Murdock. A lawyer who is tough at his job but kind who must take on a new kingpin, a korean crimelord named Hong Kuuu played by Jackie Chan. He hires a very dangerous thug and asassin called Bullseye played by either Jet Li or kato from green hornet movie who is deadly. Add a second villain to take him on and the kingpins korean/japanese fighters. The movie will rock with great radar sense he has and throw in some detective skills for Matt himself going against clients, criminals and bad people. I would for sure watch it if Statham is in it. He needs a love interest but also where Matt runs into a cameo by Peter Parker to clear his friends name played by Andrew Garfield maybe spidey helps him in a couple scenes. Matt needs an apartment top floor with balcony.

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