Charlie Cox Will Play Daredevil in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
It’s official—Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed that Charlie Cox will be reprising his role of Daredevil for the MCU. Speaking with CinemaBlend, Feige said if there’s a Daredevil inclusion in any future MCU project, it would be Cox again inhabiting the role. Only now, Cox would be moving from the small screen and Netflix into the MCU, whether that’s on a Disney+ show or a Marvel film has yet to be determined, however.
This news would seem to give some credence to the scuttlebutt that Cox will be appearing in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home. Cox has been moderately cagey about his possible appearance as Daredevil in next Spidey flick, but he hasn’t gone out of his way to say that he’s not appearing in the film, either. Just look at what he told Forbes: “I don’t want to ruin anything for fans either way. My answer is, ‘No comment.’ I don’t know what’s going to happen, I genuinely don’t know.”
Not exactly shouting from the rooftops that it’s not happening, now is he? And then there’s Feige, a master of the non-comment, making (for him) a fairly revealing statement about Cox’s return as Daredevil:
“If you were to see Daredevil in upcoming things, Charlie Cox, yes, would be the actor playing Daredevil. Where we see that, how we see that, when we see that, remains to be seen.”
Cox played Matt Murdock in Netflix’s Daredevil for three seasons, from 2015 to 2018. Once Disney+ arrived, Netflix’s various Marvel series were all shuttered, and Cox’s run as Daredevil seemed to be over. Until now.
You could argue that the first nod towards this reveal actually took place on Hawkeye, when the big bad from Daredevil, Kingpin, was hinted at. There are already rumors afloat that the man who played Kingpin in Daredevil, Vincent D’Onofio, is reprising that role as well.
With the multiverse being unleashed in Spider-Man: No Way Home, as well as the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, to say nothing of the revisionist magic that happened on WandaVision, there’s a slew of ways for Cox’s Matt Murdock to make his re-appearance in the MCU. But we only have to wait eleven more days to find out if he appears in Spider-Man: No Way Home—the film swings into theaters on December 17.
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Featured image: Charlie Cox in Marvel’s Daredevil. Courtesy Netflix.