Charlie Cox
Actor Charlie Cox, from the Netflix series "Marvel's Daredevil", is photographed in Beverly Hills, California April 2, 2015. Reuters/Phil McCarten

Playing a blind superhero in “Daredevil” may have ruined Charlie Cox’ chances of playing Han Solo in a “Star Wars” spinoff movie, the actor revealed in a recent interview. Apart from the TV series, Cox is a part of an off-Broadway play titled “Incognito,” in which he plays six characters with eyesight.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cox talked about how playing blind characters is having an effect on him. The actor said that it has been “really fun” to play blind characters, but there was also a downside to this.

“I had gone to an audition — one of those things that are super secretive and they don’t tell you, but I’m pretty sure it was for the Han Solo reboot,” Cox said. Halfway through the audition the casting director asked the actor why he wasn’t looking at him.

“I realized I had gotten into a habit of not making eye contact, because the only thing I had done for two years is play someone who is blind,” Cox said. The “Daredevil” star did not get a call back for the supposed Han Solo role. The actor felt that this was because the casting team couldn’t understand why he was “acting like a complete idiot.”

Han Solo’s story will be the first “Anthology Film” from the “Star Wars” universe. The role was previously played by Harrison Ford, who was seen in the original trilogy as well as in “The Force Awakens.”

The first spinoff from the franchise, however, will be “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The film is currently going through extensive reshoots, and is set to be released on Dec. 15, 2016 in Australia. The plot of the movie revolves around a group of Rebels attempting to steal the plans of the Empire’s super weapon known as the Death Star.

The Han Solo spinoff will be released on May 25, 2018 in the US. With the “Daredevil” star Cox out of the race; Alden Ehrenreich will be playing the lead role in the movie.