Marvel Studios has announced that Rosario Dawson will be joining the cast of upcoming Netflix series Daredevil, based on the comic book superhero.
The 35-year-old actress appeared in both Sin City in 2005 and recently completed Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – slated for release this year – so is no stranger to the world of graphic novels.
Dawson’s role in Daredevil is described as being a ‘key guest-star’ so she won’t be appearing in every episode but will have a significant part.
Marvel-ous: Rosario Dawson has been cast in new Marvel series Daredevil which will be available on Netflix. On Wednesday she sat down to chat with Jimmy Fallon at his temporary studio in Orlando, Florida
And although her character is yet to be named, a description on Marvel’s website revealed she will be’a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings blind attorney Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city.’
The actress joins Charlie Cox of Boardwalk Empire and Vincent D’Onofrio of Full Metal Jacket.
Although it hasn’t been announced when the series will be available for streaming, production starts this summer.
And once it’s on Netflix, all 13 episodes will be available at once.
Comic book action: Rosario, 35, is no stranger to movies based on comic series. She starred in Sin City in 2005 as dominatrix Gail
In an official statement on Marvel‘s website, its Head of Television Jeph Loeb said: ‘Rosario Dawson is one the most charismatic, talented and powerful actresses in Hollywood, so she was always at the top of our list for Marvel’s Daredevil. Her role in the series is absolutely critical to Matt Murdock’s journey to become the hero we know as Daredevil.’
Meanwhile, the actress popped into to Jimmy Fallon’s temporary studio in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday.
She wore an eye-catching colourful dress that featured white floral embroidery on top with panels of silky mauve, black and peach fabric.
The brunette beauty talked about her upcoming sequel Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and her organization to help promote voting among Latinos.
Rosario also has a leading role in the upcoming comedy Finally Famous written, directed and also starring comedian Chris Rock.
Respected: Marvel’s Head of Television called Rosario charismatic, talented and powerful. The actress wowed in a midnight blue dress at the amfAR Gala in Cannes on June 22
The story follows a comedian trying to become a serious actor whose reality star fiancee talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.
The movie is currently filming and also features Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Sherri Shepherd and Ben Vereen.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For opens on August 22.
Masked hero: Ben Affleck, 41, starred as comic book superhero Daredevil in the 2003 movie