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Here’s How MCU Can Keep The Netflix Daredevil Show In Continuity

By Ishita Chatterjee
January 15,2022

Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk are finally a part of the MCU after numerous fan campaigns. They have 3 seasons of the Netflix Daredevil show behind them serving as the background for their characters.

Fans are confused- Are the events of the Daredevil/Netflix shows canon? If it is the MCU will have to resolve a continuity problem. Thankfully, there is an easy way out.

The Continuity Problems With Netflix’s Daredevil

Daredevil and Kingpin

Daredevil and Kingpin

Wilson Fisk and Daredevil finally made their way into the MCU after years of speculation and anticipation. The former was an antagonist working behind the scenes in Hawkeye, while the latter appeared in a cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Till now there has nothing has been confirmed about the Daredevil Netflix show and whether it is canon to the MCU. However, the way Vincent D’Onofrio portrayed Kingpin in Hawkeye makes it quite impossible for audiences to ignore the Daredevil version of the character.

It’s clear that Kingpin is significantly stronger in the MCU, but D’Onofrio’s Fisk still has the same mannerisms and, most importantly, temper from the Netflix incarnation. For these reasons, continuity questions are being raised.

During the final moments of Daredevil season 3, Matt Murdock finally succeeds in ending Kingpin’s reign. Daredevil ensures that Fisk never gets out of jail by threatening Vanessa’s safety.

As per what we have seen during the 3 seasons of the show, it’s highly unlikely that Fisk would risk the safety of his lover to come out of jail. So if the MCU is following Netflix’s Daredevil canon, they need to explain why that deal wasn’t honored.

And there is an easy answer to this- Thanos’ Snap.

The Thanos Snap Is The Easy Way Out Of All Continuity Problems

Thanos prepares to snap wearing the Infinity Gauntlet

Thanos prepares to snap wearing the Infinity Gauntlet

The easiest answer that will help resolve continuity issues is Thanos’ Snap. If Matt Murdock got blipped, this will help explain why Daredevil didn’t prevent Wilson Fisk from coming out and becoming Kingpin again.

So this will remove the character from the last 5 years of the MCU canon timeline and will in turn help explain how Wilson Fisk could steadily rise to power again.

Moreover, Matt Murdock being blipped for 5 years would reset the character’s journey along with his connection with Kingpin. Since MCU isn’t confirming how much of the Daredevil show is canon to the MCU, so this 5-year gap because of the Snap will come in handy.

Kingpin in Hawkeye

Kingpin in Hawkeye

Wilson Fisk and Daredevil joining the MCU means that the characters will continue showing up in future projects. But it’s clear that they will need some retcons to fit into the MCU timeline.

The MCU timeline is so precisely planned by Kevin Feige that we are sure there will be some sort of explanation regarding Fisk’s escape from Jail. And this will probably happen before the two adversaries face off in his new universe.

When the time comes for giving explanations, Thanos’ Snap can easily provide a way out for what’s currently a tricky continuity issue in the MCU. This simple solution can help lay down a clear path to exploring Kingpin and Daredevil’s relationship further in the future.

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