Marvel has announced that actor Scott Glenn (The Silence of the Lambs, The Bourne Ultimatum) has joined the cast of Daredevil in the role of Stick, Matt Murdock’s martial arts instructor and mentor.
Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, had this to say of the casting:
“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. 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.”
Stick was created by Frank Miller during his legendary Daredevil run. Stick was the blind martial artist who taught the young Matt Murdock to turn his remaining senses into the “radar sense” that would allow him to “see” the world as Daredevil. Though he didn’t teach Matt Murdock in the Daredevil movie, he did make an appearance in the 2005 Elektra spin-off, played by Terence Stamp (below).
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.
The cast includes Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Peter Shinkoda as original character Hachiro and Rosario Dawson in an unspecified role.
Daredevil is executive produced by series showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel) and Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods, Lost, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, in addition to writing the first two episodes of Daredevil), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Smallville, Heroes).
Daredevil is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.