Hayden Christensen Reportedly Almost Played Daredevil Instead of Charlie Cox

Hayden Christensen's grand Star Wars comeback after nearly 20 years received rave reviews from fans and critics and it was evident that he didn't miss a beat playing Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Following the prequels, Hayden wasn't able to keep his momentum going but it turns out that years before Lucasfilm came knocking on his door to do Obi-Wan, Netflix had interest in the Canadian star to play a beloved superhero.

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According to Twitter tipster MyTimeToShineHello, the Star Wars actor was previously in the running to play Matt Murdock Netflix's hit Daredevil series but lost the bet to Charlie Cox.

The English actor would enjoy a lengthy tenure portraying the Man Without Fear for three successful seasons, as well as the spinoff show Defenders before crossing over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in late 2021, sealing the deal with a jaw-dropping cameo appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

The scooper didn't disclose other details about Hayden's supposed casting but it would have marked his return to a major franchise after his involvement in the prequel trilogy. Do you think Hayden would have made a great Matt Murdock?

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Personally, I'm quite satisfied with how things turned out because everything came full-circle for Hayden when he made his triumphant return to Star Wars last year, despite Obi-Wan Kenobi receiving mixed reviews. As it stands, the actor is still expected to reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in future projects, including Ahsoka but considering the franchise lives under Disney's roof, the chances of him getting cast in a Marvel film or series isn't out of the window.

Meanwhile, Daredevil: Born Again is expected to hit Disney+ in Spring 2024.

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