Marvel Entertainment has announced today that actor Scott Glenn (The Silence of the Lambs, The Bourne Ultimatum) has joined the cast of “Marvel’s Daredevil” in the role of Stick, Matt Murdock’s martial arts instructor and mentor.
“Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock’s life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero’s journey,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt’s journey to become the super hero we call Daredevil.”
Created by comic writer Frank Miller during his legendary run on the character, Stick was the blind martial artist who taught the young Matt Murdock to turn his remaining senses into the “radar” that would allow him to “see” the world as Daredevil. Though the character didn’t appear in 2003’s Daredevil, he did appear in the 2005 Elektra spin-off, in which he was played by none other than the original General Zod himself, Terence Stamp.
Starring Charlie Cox as the man without fear, “Marvel’s Daredevil” co-stars Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, and Rosario Dawson in an unspecified role.
“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. It will debut on Netflix in 2015.
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