In Marvel Comics, Daredevil does get super senses due to exposure to radioactive material (also leaving him legally blind), but that's not how he learned to fight crime. For that, Matt Murdock has to thank Stick, a blind warrior who teaches the future superhero martial arts. Stick is a key character in both the origin story and the continuity of the Man Without Fear in the comics, so it should be no surprise that he will be featured in Marvel Studios' upcoming Netflix series Daredevil. What's great is that the studio and filmmakers have found the perfect actor to play him.
Marvel Studios has officially announced that Scott Glenn has officially signed on to play Stick in the currently-filming Daredevil Netflix series. The acclaimed actor joins a cast that includes Boardwak Empire's Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock; True Blood's Deborah Ann Woll as female lead Karen Page; Mighty Ducks' Elden Henson as Murdock's best friend Foggy Nelson; Vincent D'onofrio as crime kingpin Wilton Fisk; and Rosario Dawson in a mystery role.
Speaking about the big presence that Stick has in Daredevil's storyline, Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, said in a statement,
"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 a character created by Frank Miller and was first introduced back in 1981 in a comic where Daredevil and Electra teamed up to try and find him:
Scott Glenn is best known for his roles in movies like The Silence of the Lambs and The Right Stuff, but he has hasn't been too active on the big screen as of late. His last film role came in 2012's The Bourne Legacy, and while he is featured alongside James Marsden, Piper Perabo, Billy Bob Thornton and Thomas Jane in David Hackl's upcoming nature horror movie Grizzly, that film has not yet found a release date. Instead of going for features, Glenn has started to expand his career in television and had a recurring role on the first season of the HBO show The Leftovers.
Daredevil is currently in production, with Spartacus' Steven S. DeKnight running the show, and while no release date has been announced yet, it's expected that the series will debut on Netflix some time in 2015.