Charlie Cox might be well-known for his role as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil in the Netflix Marvel series, but he was considered for a DC character way back when.

Mark Millar has revealed that Matthew Vaughn had want Cox at some point to play Superman in a failed Superman trilogy that was being tossed around in 2010. Vaughn and Cox has previously worked together in 2007 in an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust.

Millar spoke:

“Matthew Vaughn and I had talked about doing a Superman film years ago … it was around the time Kick-Ass was coming out. And it’s funny, I’ve seen so many people say, ‘Millar’s pitch.’ I never wrote a pitch. I had an idea of what it could be, but I never really told Matthew what it was, and Matthew never told DC what it was because he didn’t know.”

Vaughn and Millar had really wanted to reboot Superman for a “three-picture idea”, but apparently the studio didn’t want Millar involved, considering he had worked for Marvel Comics on Civil War and The Ultimates:

“They said, ‘No way, he’s Marvel exclusive. It would be so disrespectful to all the DC guys if we went with a Marvel exclusive guy.’ And I get it.”

Vaughn then spoke about who he had wanted for Superman:

“But he and I had a lot of chats about who could play Superman. We never really talked about story,” Millar said of Vaughn. “I’ve always had this story in my head, which was a big three-picture idea, but we did talk about specifics, like actors. And weirdly, his idea was really interesting, which was Charlie Cox, the guy who played Daredevil.”

Millar continued:

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“Matthew had just worked with Charlie on Stardust a year or two before. He’s like, ‘There’s just something really likable about him.’ And he said, ‘I know he’s not big, and Superman’s always big’ — Charlie’s only about 5’8″, 5’9″ or something — He says, ‘But he looks a bit like the Golden Age Superman, when he’s a bit more like a regular person.'”

Millar added:

“That’s interesting, Matthew’s an interesting guy. I think if he had done it, it would have been interesting and probably unlike anything else.”

Would you have liked to see Cox as Superman?

Source: CB


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