The Last Of Us' Troy Baker Is All-In On Daredevil Game
How much longer will it be before someone realises the potential of a Daredevil video game amidst this renaissance of superhero outings?
Thanks to Rocksteady's Arkham games and Insomniac's Spider-Man, there's renewed hope that superhero games can actually be pretty good. Even though outings like Marvel's Avengers and Gotham Knights just miss the mark for most, that hasn't stopped studios from churning them out.
Marvel Studios currently has a packed slate that includes *deep breath* Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine from Insomniac, EA Motive's Iron Man game, and Skydance New Media's Black Panther. There are reports of multiple games from EA, and let's remember we've heard about a second Black Panther game.
Why Does Troy Baker Want A Daredevil Game?
One of the names that repeatedly crops up is Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil. The Man Without Fear has appeared in plenty of video games over the years, and away from cameos in various fighters, had his own tie-in to the Ben Affleck-led Daredevil movie on the Game Boy Advance.
We think DD is overdue a modern game of his own, and it appears we aren't alone. The Last of Us' Troy Baker is all-in on the idea and (again) said he'd love to voice the lead. Aside from playing Joel Miller in naughty Dog's franchise, he's voiced everyone from BioShock's Booker DeWitt to Higgs Monaghan in Death Stranding.
Speaking to IGN, Baker gushed, "I am a huge Daredevil fan..." "What Charlie Cox did for the show was amazing, and I had the opportunity to talk to him about it, and I told him what his performance of Daredevil meant. I want to either A) play Matt Murdock in a game, or I want to direct the game."
Cox famously played Daredevil for Netflix's series of the same name. Daredevil and the likes of Jessica Jones had a strange place in MCU canon, and although they were all eventually axed, Cox returned for Spider-Man: No Way Home and then She-Hulk. Remember though, this isn't the first time Baker has been linked to a Daredevil game.
Could We Get A Daredevil Game?
Explaining why Daredevil and why now, Baker added, "The reason why we play games is because that character can do something that I can't. What does that game look like when I can do something that the character can’t?
"That is what really intrigues me about making that game, and it would be a big challenge for me as an actor, to be able to play someone who was not sighted." We could sit here all day imagining how amazing the UI of a Daredevil game would look.
Baker joked that he's voiced the Dark Knight numerous times in animation and games, adding, "I've already played Batman, now I just need to play Daredevil, we'll see." One actor throwing their hat in the ring is one thing, but it's far from an actual Daredevil game.
Interestingly, Marvel's Spider-Man had several nods toward the crimson vigilante, and even included Murdock's office. Once Insomniac has finished with Wolverine, could DD be next in the dock? Here's hoping.