We all have mentors. Maybe it was a school teacher, or maybe it was a family friend. Either way, this particular person was integral to you growing into the person you are today. It must be said, that however important your mentor was to you, they probably were not as cool as some of our favorite mentors seen on-screen and in comic books. Be it Liam Neeson as Ducard/ Ra’s Al Ghul from Batman Begins (or even Qui Gon Jinn in Star Wars), Alec Guinness as Obi Wan Kenobi, Burgess Meredith as Mickey in Rocky – these people are complete bad-asses. They are the epitome of cool. Well, next May, we will be adding someone else to the pantheon of mentors that have shaped our heroes into superheroes – Stick from Daredevil.
Currently filming in NYC, Marvel’s Daredevil will be seen on Netflix in May of 2015. For the past two weeks on What’cha Reading, we have had a bit of a “Man Without Fear” Monday, in which we spotlight the most current news regarding this Marvel Entertainment/ ABC Studios production. While it was released this past week, we thought it’d be cool to announce it on our site today to keep up the tradition. Actor Scott Glenn, a great character actor most notable for performances in Silence of the Lambs, The Bourne Ultimatum, Sucker Punch, and most recently HBO’s “The Leftovers”, will be portraying the enigmatic figure only known as Stick. Anyone familiar with Daredevil understands how important Stick is in the Man Without Fear’s history. He is Matt Murdock’s blind mentor and surrogate father of sorts and trains the young Matt Murdock in the fighting ways of the ninja clan, The Hand. On casting Scott Glenn as the Frank Miller created character, executive producer Jeph Loeb (Batman: The Long Halloween, Daredevil: Yellow) said “Stick is one of the most important 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.”
Casting seems spot on with “Daredevil” and for those hoping for a first glimpse at the show, you could expect to be given a proper unveiling, as Marvel has a panel planned for the series at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 11th.