The character of Daredevil is now canon in the MCU. Spider-Man: No Way Home raised the question of whether Charlie Cox’s Matthew Murdock was the same character from the previous Netflix series, which he played for all three seasons, or if this was a new take on the character for the MCU. Marvel’s website has provided fans with an answer to their questions. In the wake of Daredevil Season 3 and No Way Home, Murdock’s live-action timeline has been updated with an updated biography.
Finally, in the biography’s last paragraph, we learn about Father Lantom’s funeral and about Murdock’s reconciliation with Franklin “Foggy” Nelson and Karen Page, two of his closest friends, from the show’s final season. However, a new paragraph has been added to the beginning of No Way Home to summarize his brief appearance. The following is the full text of the paragraph:
Sometime later, Matt was hired as an attorney to defend Peter Parker, as Peter had been publicly outed as Spider-Man and accused of Mysterio’s murder. Though Peter was legally cleared of any wrongdoing, Matt warned him he’d still have to face the court of public opinion and advised Harold “Happy” Hogan to hire a good lawyer.
As if on cue, a protestor threw a brick through the window of the Parkers’ apartment in support of Mysterio. Fortunately, due to his heightened senses, Matt was able to catch the brick before it hurt anyone inside. When Peter asked him how he was able to do that, Matt claimed it was because he was a really good lawyer and left it at that.
No Way Home appears to take place after Daredevil Season 3, or at the very least, this Matthew Murdock shares the same past as his television counterpart. Fans’ curiosity has been piqued despite the fact that one question has been answered. No official word has been given yet on whether the events of Daredevil and Murdock’s Defenders team are also part of the MCU canon.
Only Daredevil’s biography has been fully updated, leaving out Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Danny Rand/Iron Fist, as well as Frank Castle/The Punisher, who are the other four main Defenders. As of this writing, only Jessica Jones Season 2, Luke Cage Season 2, and The Punisher Season 1 have touched on some of the characters whose timelines were cut off by the events of Defenders. When it comes to his MCU canon status, Daredevil’s timeline includes the Defenders.
It’s possible that Murdock’s biography will need to be updated in the future if rumors and reports are true. According to one report, Marvel is working on a Daredevil reboot for the MCU, while other reports claim that the character will appear in multiple Disney+ series, including Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and more. Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, the main Daredevil antagonist, joined the MCU in the Hawkeye series even though Murdock has yet to appear. However, this has not been updated in Fisk’s biography.