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Charlie Cox Reveals Daredevil’s Emotional State When THE DEFENDERS Begins

This summer will see Marvel’s street-level heroes come together for the first time in Netflix’s The Defender, but with it being over a year since we last saw some of these characters on screen it’s going to be interesting to see just what our heroes have been up to.

Now, thanks to Daredevil actor, Charlie Cox, we know where we’ll be finding The Man without Fear when the series starts. Read on to find out more but be warned, it includes spoilers for Daredevil Season Two.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Cox revealed:

“Well, it’s been a few months since the end of season 2, I think it’s been quite a challenging few months for him. He took the death of Elektra very badly —I think he feels responsible for that. One of Matt’s big things is trying to protect the people he loves, which is why he keeps his identity hidden, and he’s failed. He’s left holding the dead body of a loved one, and so I think he’s tried to turn a corner.”

Those of you who saw the Daredevil Season Two finale will remember that it saw Matt Murdock’s lover Elektra (Elodie Yung) killed by The Hand and his other lover, Karen Page (Jeez, he gets around) discovering his secret identity. Clearly both of these events would be enough to lead him to the situation the actor described.

The Boardwalk Empire actor then went on to add:

“It’s almost like quitting an addiction in the hope that it will get easier, He’s perhaps a little bit lost, and the best he can do for now is to not engage in his vigilante activities. When we meet him at the beginning of The Defenders, I’m not sure he’s completely found peace with that idea. I think he’s doing the best with what he can at the time. He finds himself between a rock and a hard place, which is the crux of his issue really from the beginning of season 1. ‘Should I or shouldn’t I?’ What is more beneficial to society?”

Whilst it sounds as though we will be seeing a very different Daredevil to what we have seen before, there is one thing which Cox reveals won’t be changing – his Roman Catholic Faith.

He explained:

“I don’t think he’s ever going to let that one go, He understands that these things are not black and white, not always about good and evil, but he believes that his intentions are good. He’s always, always going to wonder if he’s committing mortal sin.”

We’ll catch up with Matt Murdock and co. when The Defenders hits Neflix this summer.

What do you think? Do you like the sound of this? What would you like to see in the show? Let us know below!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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