Daredevil has been instrumental for Marvel. Here’s why?
It one of Marvel’s best action characters to have been introduced on TV. The story of Matt Murdock may have been a tale for the comics. The way the show is made for the screen makes it such a unique experience. The story of Kigpin as well as in the show, makes Daredevil a love story too. The last time we experienced such a story was in the Animated movie, Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.
Daredevil has been under the eyes of Kevin Feige ever since it was canceled at Netflix right after Season 3. The inability to continue the story with Ben Poindexter haunts the executives; as Bullseye could have been key to at least a Spiderman story. Now, Feige and his team at Marvel Studios want to bring that storyline back with Matt Murdock; and the fans are eager to see the deja-vu strike between them.
Yelena Belova, the Eternals, Shang-Chi, and Kate Bishop are just a few of the new characters introduced in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Several characters from Marvel’s television series, including Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin and Charlie Cox’s Daredevil from the Marvel Netflix series, were also reintroduced at the same time. While D’Onofrio’s Kingpin had a cameo appearance in Hawkeye on Disney+; Cox’s Matt Murdock made a teaser appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Thus, laying the groundwork for his character to play a larger part in the MCU.
Marvel Studios sees the bigger picture here. Dardevil is one of Marvel’s biggest street level heroes. By that, he literally is the biggest. The whole of Hell’s Kitchen may have known his name by now. If, say, Daredevil were to continue from the ending of Netflix’s Dardevil’s Season 3, what could the story be? Vincent D’Onofrio also claimed that his Netflix version is the same as the one on Hawkeye. So thus this makes it easier for him to continue playing the menace cards.
There are indeed concerns about how canon these shows are. Daredevil, along with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Punisher, and others, will be available on Disney+ on March 16. This will make the discussion on these characters much more interesting.
While quizzed by ComicBook.com on which costume he aspires to have for the MCU, Charlie Cox, was reluctant to respond, saying.
“I know enough to know to not speculate on something like this because as soon as you say it, it somehow becomes a thing. This is what Charlie Cox wants to see and I don’t want to put that in the mind’s eye of the fans or even the creators, so I’m not going to answer that question purely because if it doesn’t become a new story, if there is some new suit or if it does morph for change or it’s rethought or whatever, it will be so much more fun for the fans to just have that moment of like, oh shit, that what it. You know what I mean?”
Cox is no stranger to comic book fans or to the speculation that can occur when an actor expresses wishes that are later perceived as actuality. At the same time, he recognizes the importance of the fans’ efforts to retain the nostalgia. That isn’t to suggest Cox hasn’t considered what his new suit will be. While he claims to have no idea what is intended for character threads in the MCU, he also admits that he has no concept.
“I don’t like speculating because I know it can go down a rabbit hole. What I would say is I’ve always liked the idea that at some point in Matt’s journey, his emotional journey, and again, I don’t know how everything what’s happening, and what might happen, and how it ties into what we’ve already done, I have no idea. But I’ve always liked the idea that at some point he feels like he has earned the right to have the DD, which we’ve never had.”
Whether or not Charlie Cox’s Netflix series Daredevil is MCU canon, the actor is set to get a new outfit. For each new production, Marvel characters generally get new suits and costumes, sometimes multiple times. While it does help to sell merchandise, it also allows creators to connect into the comics and represent the character’s growth and experiences, much like Cox wanted the logo for his character’s development.
Also, even if the MCU is willing to incorporate Marvel television episodes into its universe, the studio will almost certainly want to give Daredevil a fresh design to honor his new beginning. The question now is, what will that new appearance be? In the comics, Matt Murdock’s first suit was yellow and red. According to reports, Cox’s Daredevil will be dressed in a yellow and red outfit for a She-Hulk role on Disney+.
Another choice is really the traditional red from the 2003 film Daredevil. Also, similar to what Cox’s Daredevil wore in his Netflix series, the comics have featured black costumes with red accents and outfits which are both red and black over the years. Irrespective of Daredevil’s appearance, it’s safe to assume that all those elements won’t be his last, and given Marvel Studios’ emphasis on character, that signature Daredevil logo is only a matter of time.