In recent weeks, speculation has arisen over what would happen to the Marvel characters from Netflix originals. It seems that most of these characters will be adapted for use in Disney-managed productions, although with recasting. There will be plenty more crossovers now that Cox’s Daredevil is a member of the MCU.
She-Hulk writer Jessica Gao revealed to Collider that he would also appear in the forthcoming Marvel comedy. With two episodes already out to view and a third on its way this week, when exactly will Cox make an appearance?
According to Gao, the show’s creative team didn’t realize Daredevil was a possibility until after they had begun scripting the show, even though the reveal of Daredevil was a significant event for She-Hulk and the MCU as a whole.
With that out of the way, here are some reasons we shouldn’t expect to see Daredevil in She-Hulk until at least episode 5.
Although it is standard practice for heroes in the MCU to get their official costumes in the second half of a season, Jennifer Walters made it clear in the pilot episode of She-Hulk that she has no interest in becoming a superhero.
As a result, the bulk of the show will most likely focus on her coming to grips with her new role as a hero, and her superhero costume won’t likely play a role until the show’s home stretch.
There’s a good chance Daredevil won’t have a part at the beginning of She-Hulk since the story was well underway when the writers discovered Daredevil’s potential inclusion. Since she isn’t a hero supporter, to begin with, it would take a huge jump for her to join forces with Murdock’s Daredevil in Episodes 2, 3, or 4
Furthermore, fans were hoping to see Daredevil pop up in She-Hulk since Matt Murdock is also a lawyer. One of the few times you can expect to see him in costume is at the series’ huge conclusion, given that he hails from New York, not Los Angeles.
After her appearance in the first episode, Titania, played by Jameela Jamil, has been confirmed to not appear again until Episode 5 of She-Hulk on Disney+. Wouldn’t it be amusing if Matt Murdock represented Titania in court the next time She-Hulk and Titania faced each other?
As an added bonus, it would allow She-Hulk and Daredevil to meet and talk as attorneys instead of simply Marvel heroes. If Titania is brought back in Episode 5, it makes sense to bring back the character who might be vital in aiding She-Hulk in destroying her.
There has better be a good cause, or possibly an Avengers-level danger, for Daredevil to work with Walters in She-Hulk, as clips of him in costume and the role show him doing. If that’s the case, it makes perfect sense for She-Hulk to debut him in the seventh episode, when the Disney+ series usually start to build towards their finale.
The scheduling of Episode 7 may be ideal, considering that each episode of Attorney at Law runs for half an hour. Putting him in the story later might make his cameo appearance seem forced.
This is the second-to-last episode. Usually, this is where Marvel’s current live-action hero has a moment of self-realization before facing their ultimate test, and it’s also when the company loves to spring a surprise on its viewers.
Daredevil’s inclusion in the series isn’t shocking, but Marvel Studios would not have announced it so soon if it didn’t have a trick up its sleeve, so now is the perfect opportunity to show us what it is.
And lastly, if Episode 8 is when Jennifer Walters fully embraces her superhero responsibilities, she will need someone besides her cousin Bruce to help her get there. If she can have a superhero who is also a lawyer, why can’t we?
It will be intriguing to witness a different side of Matt Murdock and his world for those who have only seen Daredevil on Netflix or in the comics. While a lighter tone is appropriate for She-Hulk, future MCU productions, including Daredevil, will take things more seriously.