It’s no surprise that a production like the Netflix Marvel series Daredevil has its fair share of difficulties. From its explosions, stunts, and fight scenes, there are sure to be a lot of problems for both the actors and the crew.
Though surprisingly, one of the biggest difficulties for actor Charlie Cox, who plays the lead role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the series, had little to do with the action scenes, and it didn’t even technically have to do with acting blind — not directly, at least. As Cox revealed at the Daredevil panel at the Wizard World convention, the biggest difficulty seemed to be in keeping it straight who knows what and just how blind he should play it.
“The hardest thing is not necessarily what I do with my eyes, but it’s as you know, it’s normally when I’m in a scene with someone like Rosario or Foggy or even Elodie, who knows about Matt, they know about his abilities. He would never have to kind-of pretend to find something on the table, in the way that he would in front of Karen because she doesn’t know about his heightened senses. It’s really tricky when we are filming; it often takes up a lot of time.”
Continuity is perhaps one of the most difficult things to nail in filmmaking. Movies and TV shows are, more often than not, shot completely out of order, so making sure no small details fall through the cracks is a gargantuan task in and of itself. In many ways, making sure Matt Murdock is playing blind in front of exactly the right people is a very similar task, and his statement almost makes me want to go back and keep an eye on how he plays it throughout the series.
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Daredevil will return to Netflix in next year’s The Defenders before showing up in Season 3 of Daredevil in 2018.