Casting announcements for Marvel’s first foray into Netflix, next year’s Daredevil, continue to roll out one by one. While many of the major players in Hell’s Kitchen have been cast, Marvel today announced who will play an piece of Matt Murdock’s story: his mentor.
Most recently seen as Kevin Garvey Sr. on HBO’s The Leftovers, Scott Glenn has been cast as Stick, a martial artist who helps guide Murdock as he assumes the Daredevil mantle. Glenn has also been in several dozen films, including The Bourne Ultimatum and Silence of the Lambs.
Stick is a character shrouded in mystery, but he plays an integral part in Murdock’s training. Stick has actually been seen on screen in a Marvel film before, but not in the Daredevil film this series will hopefully allow fans to forget. Instead played Terence Stamp in the equally derided Elektra spin off.
Glenn joins a cast that includes Charlie Cox as Murdock, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk. No footage has debuted from the show yet, but the cast will gather for the first time before an audience at a panel during New York Comic Con in October.