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Rosario Dawson Cast in Netflix’s DAREDEVIL

The most dangerous place for a woman to be in the Marvel Universe is next to Matt Murdock, a/k/a Daredevil. I’m betting whatever character Rosario Dawson is playing in the upcoming Netflix series will find that out firsthand.

The Sin City and Trance actress has joined the cast of the Netflix original series as “dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city.”

Whether this is an existing character or an original one remains to be seen. But here’s my hope: she’s in some way, shape, or form Elektra. Never mind that the character is Greek – Dawson has the physicality for the role and I’d love it if she was playing something more than one of Matt’s doomed girlfriends*, and given that Marvel has the rights for the character back after she was treated so… roughly at Fox, this would be a great way to reintroduce her to audiences.

Who knows? She could also be private eye Dakota North, or Matt’s ex-wife Mia. Here’s hoping she’s not Karen Page, though.

Dawson joins Charlie Cox, who’s playing Daredevil/Matt Murdock, and Vincent D’Onofrio, who’s taking on the role of Wilson Fisk a/k/a Kingpin.

From the series’ synopsis:

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.”

*In order of superhero dudes you don’t want to date (because you will die or your life will be horrible): Daredevil, Wolverine, Batman, and Animal Man. If you realize you’re dating one of these characters, politely excuse yourself, leave immediately, change your name, and move six states away.

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