While ‘Daredevil‘ might be the man without fear, much of how he becomes such a well rounded human being is thanks to his best friend Franklin “Foggy” Nelson. If you were wondering if we’ll be seeing the “bestie,” wonder no longer! For 13 episodes, Elden Henson (‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’,’The Butterfly Effect’) will be portraying Matt Murdock’s best friend and legal partner.
Foggy has long been an important part of the ‘Daredevil’ mythos. Not only has he been a strong supporter and activist in the community that they live in, but he’s also instrumental in helping Matt stay the moral ground. While the two are best friends, they are just as often in disagreement on how exactly Matt chooses to spend his time fighting crime. With how important he can be to our lead, I really hope they don’t let the character fall to the wayside as comic relief as many writers have done in the past. Foggy has a rich history and can be a valuable character, however, he can just as easily be pushed back in favor of shining the spotlight just on Matt, which would be a mistake if you ask me.
According to Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb:
“Elden plays one of the most important characters in the world of Marvel’s Daredevil, and we’re thrilled to see Foggy Nelson brought to life by such an incredibly talented actor. He perfectly captures the heart and soul of this series, bringing an added resonance to Matt Murdock’s fight against the injustice in their great city.”
Henson is the most recent casting for the show after Rosario Dawson (‘Sin City’, ‘Death Proof’) joined in an unknown role and Vincent D’Onofrio (‘Full Metal Jacket’, ‘Men in Black’) came aboard as Daredevil’s greatest nemesis, The Kingpin. All three are joining Charlie Cox (‘Stardust’, ‘Stone of Destiny’) who is playing the lead role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil.
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‘Daredevil’ is set to premiere on Netflix in 2015 and stars Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Elden Henson.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter