Actor Charlie Cox confirms the mystery around his return to the MCU. He says that the studio might be making plans for Daredevil/Matt Murdock, and he is aware of them. Charlie Cox played the character in Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix. The show ran for three seasons, and gave fans plenty of interesting content.
Apart from Cox, the Netflix show brought in Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Elodie Yung as Elektra, Wilson Bethel as Bullseye, and Jon Bernthal as The Punisher. Drew Goddard worked alongside a number of other professionals to helm the show as it advanced through three seasons.
Before the Netflix series, Daredevil appeared in a live-action adaptation of 2003’s Daredevil. The film starred Ben Affleck as the main hero. While the film was appreciated by the audience, it didn’t qualify for a sequel. However, there was an Elektra spin-off with Jennifer Garner that came out in 2005.
Season 3 of Netflix’s Daredevil concluded in 2018. After that, the network discontinued the show. Marvel acquired the rights to the character. And recently, we saw the production debut of Cox’s version of Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Seeing the fans’ excitement, it is certain that Marvel Studios will offer Cox a solo project set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Actor Charlie Cox has opened up about his involvement with Marvel after his brief cameo in No Way Home. Cox said that he immediately agreed to the role. And that he would definitely be interested in joining the MCU for a bigger project. Cox has made several social appearances because of his role in the TV series Kin on AMC+.
In interviews, Cox has dropped hints about knowing “something” about the future plans for his Daredevil/Matt Murdock. But of course, the actor is bound to keep secrets on the topic. Specifically, in a conversation with RadioTimes, Charlie Cox teased his character’s potential, and revealed how plans are being made for Daredevil’s return to the MCU. The vague piece of information gathered that there was “something else” on the way. Here is Cox’s full quote:
“I know something. I don’t know much, but I know there will be something else.”
For now, Charlie Cox is making his presence felt on King. He also has a British spy thriller series, Treason, with Olga Kurylenko coming up. Fans have highly praised Cox’s work on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire as Owen Sleater, as well as his role in Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust.
In addition, a recent update stated that fans will have to bid adieu to all the Marvel content on Netflix. These shows will instead move to Disney+ everywhere except in the U.S. Thus, Cox’s Daredevil will earn a new platform to showcase his character’s arresting story.
The MCU has a lot to offer for the potential introduction of Cox’s Daredevil. As Phase 4 advances, Marvel is continuously expanding its set of characters. Matt Murdock would fit in easily with street-level characters like Spider-Man, The Punisher, Hawkeye, and, perhaps even the upcoming Moon Knight series. Cox’s character has lived in New York throughout his life. So, incorporating Daredevil alongside a character who shares a similar background would benefit Marvel in several ways.
It goes without saying that the Netflix show proved to be one of the most appreciated versions of the character. And now, fans are eager to see Cox sport his Daredevil costume again after being last seen on the steamer. Being a larger-scale project, the Netflix outing displayed a lot of gore and violence. However, the MCU is only setting the premises for Daredevil to be exceptionally intriguing. Of course, the larger part of the idea will depend on Cox’s extravagant rendition. In essence, Marvel fans will welcome the return of Daredevil with the utmost enthusiasm, whenever it happens.