Foggy Nelson is an important, if underappreciated, member of the Daredevil family. Very few fans would call him their favorite character, but his absence would definitely be noticed. Thankfully that’s something we don’t have to worry about, as his casting for the upcoming Netflix Daredevil series was announced today.
Nelson will be played by Elden Henson. You might know Henson from his roles in Dumb and Dumberer, The Butterfly Effect or Turner & Hooch.
This just in. I’m being told you’re more likely to know him from the Mighty Ducks movies or maybe Idle Hands.
You might also recognize him from the fact that every picture of him looks vaguely like a mugshot.
Jeph Loeb had this to say about the casting,
“Elden plays one of the most important characters in the world of ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ and we’re thrilled to see Foggy Nelson brought to life by such an incredibly talented actor. He perfectly captures the heart and soul of this series, bringing an added resonance to Matt Murdock’s fight against the injustice in their great city.”
Foggy Nelson was, of course, previously played by Jon Favreau in his first Marvel sidekick role.