Daredevil Charlie Cox was Once Considered for Superman Role

Charlie Cox might be the face of Matt Murdock in Marvel Netflix's Daredevil series, however, it seems like the English actor was once being eyed to play Superman for DC.

Before deciding on Zack Snyder's Man of Steel movie that cast Henry Cavill as the Son of Kal-El, Warner Brothers was shopping around for directors for another Superman movie in 2008.

It turns out that Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn was one of the directors that Warner Brothers had been seeing at the time, and the filmmaker had teamed up with comic book writer Mark Millar for the project.

Speaking in an interview with The Aspiring Kryptonian to talk about all things Superman, Millar opened up about the project, revealing the actor that he and Vaughn had wanted for the movie.

"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," the comic book writer told the channel.

It seems like Millar and Vaughn were constantly passing ideas around, and while Vaugh never really had a fully-formed pitch for Warner Brothers, he had wanted Charlie Cox to play Superman in his project.

"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. [He] and I had a lot of chats about who could play Superman," Millar continued, "We never really talked about story. Weirdly, his idea was really interesting, which was Charlie Cox, the guy who played Daredevil."

It seems like Cox could have been Warner Brothers new Superman – had Vaughn completed his pitch and had the studio developed the project.

Of course, this isn't the first time that we've had potential Supermen. Nicolas Cage could have been the Man of Steel had Tim Burton's Superman Lives continued on with development.

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