Marvel’s Daredevil star Charlie Cox has been preparing for his upcoming Disney+ TV series by training with a popular MMA trainer.
The British actor played Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the Netflix original series from 2015 to 2018 when the show was canceled after its third season.
Outraged fans launched the “Save Daredevil” campaign which eventually led to Cox appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law before a reboot of the popular show was confirmed.
Ahead of filming “Daredevil: Born Again,” set to air in 2024, Cox has taken a leaf out of Tom Hardy’s book by connecting with legitimate MMA trainers to prepare his fight scenes.
The 39-year-old recently spent some time at Team KF in Dublin with MMA coach Chris Fields who uploaded a clip of Cox looking impressive as he hit the pads.
“Charlie breaks some pillows from a few weeks ago. Gets some serious pop in some of these photos. The left hook to the body is money. I renamed the superman punch to Daredevil in my gym,” Fields wrote alongside the video.
However, the MMA trainer previously admitted on social media that he was initially unsure about helping Cox prepare to play a superhero because he has only ever trained real fighters.
“It’s been great working with Charlie lately and helping him prepare for his next role,” Fields wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of him and Cox.
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“I was a bit hesitant when I was first asked, as my expertise is training fighters. But after meeting Charlie, I quickly realized that he wanted to train just like a fighter.
“He came back to the gym after every tough session I put him through and I was impressed with his work ethic and willingness to learn – the same qualities needed to be an elite fighter.
“He fitted right into the team and his improvement from day one to now has been crazy to watch. I’m really excited to see some of this come through on the show.”