What Elden Henson Is Doing After Daredevil

Daredevil - Elden Henson's Foggy confirmed for Marvel's The Defenders

Elden Henson spent a long time as part of Netflix's shared universe of Marvel shows, but what is he up to now Daredevil is over? Like a lot of comic book characters, Daredevil has had mixed fortunes when it comes to live-action adaptations. He first appeared in 1989 TV movie sequel The Trial Of The Incredible Hulk, where he was played by Rex Smith. The movie was intended to serve as a pilot for a potential Daredevil TV series, which never came together. Given the fan reaction to how the character was handled, this is probably for the best.

Ben Affleck then took on the role for 2003's Daredevil, co-starring Jennifer Garner and Colin Farrell (Dumbo). This adaptation was very much of its time, with ropey CGI, clunky dialogue, a soundtrack littered with dated nu-metal tracks and a costume that isn't nearly as cool as the movie thinks. Affleck would later disown the film, stating it was the only project he truly regretted signing on for since he loved the comics. While the theatrical cut was greeted with mixed reviews, a director's cut released to DVD by Mark Steven Johnson (Ghost Rider) was received much better.

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The mixed reception to the Daredevil movie meant a direct sequel never came together, though it spawned the spinoff Elektra starring Jennifer Garner. The character eventually received a reboot in the form of Netflix's 2015 series. The show cast Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer with heightened senses who becomes a masked vigilante at night known as Daredevil. The show was a major success, bringing the darkness and drama of the comic to vivid life, while featuring great action and performances, especially by Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket) as Kingpin. Elden Henson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) also signed on to play Foggy Nelson, Matt's best friend and partner.

Outside of Daredevil, Elden Henson's Foggy also cropped up in Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. He also had a supporting role in The Defenders, the crossover event that teamed Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist. Daredevil was always seen as the strongest of the Netflix MCU output, which is why it was somewhat shocking when it was cancelled, alongside the rest of the Marvel shows following a split between Netflix and Disney.

While some fans could find Foggy's constant complaining a little irritating, Elden Henson brought a lot of charm and warmth to the character. With Daredevil officially over fans might be wondering what he's doing next. Henson is currently taking some time out of acting to be with his family, having spent the last few years working on back to back MCU shows. The only other recent project he worked on was independent drama  Spivak. Fans of The Mighty Ducks movie franchise, where a young Henson played Fulton Reed, are also hoping he'll be part of the upcoming TV reboot, which will be exclusive to Disney+.

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