— SPOILERS FOR HAWKEYE AND SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME AHEAD —
With Vincent D’Onofrio reprising his role as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in Hawkeye, and Charlie Cox briefly returning in Spider-Man: No Way Home (not as Daredevil, but as Peter Parker’s lawyer, Matt Murdock), fans can’t help but wonder if these characters are coming to the MCU. All signs seem to point in that direction with the story-appropriate cameos, and the new Echo series being a pretty obvious tell, seeing as Echo’s character is directly linked to both Kingpin and Daredevil.
“It was a nightmare… I don’t think I’ve done any interviews, I still don’t know what the rules are. Obviously, it’s now known that I’m in Spider-Man. So, yeah. But more than that, I don’t know, and the little I do know, I’m obviously not going to say. But the only thing I would say is that for a long time I was asked these questions and I genuinely had not heard anything.”
In an interview with Supernova promoting his new show Kin, Charlie Cox finally speaks openly about his character’s return in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and his potential future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “I mean look,” said Cox, “I feel so lucky to have been cast in that role and it is the gift that keeps on giving. I loved every single minute of making the show. And so, to be asked to come back and to be involved in any capacity is absolutely thrilling to me. And I hope, I don’t want to sound greedy, but I hope I get to do loads more. I hope I get to be involved way, way more for many years. I hope it never ends. I hope it gets to the point where people are like, ‘You are too old to be playing this part.'”
Cox adds, “I don’t know what their plans are, but yes, my hope is that I get to do as much as I’m allowed to do, and to be involved. And it’d be really fun, the one thing that being in the MCU allows that we couldn’t really do with the Netflix stuff, is that I can now interact with other MCU characters. So, that would be really cool. Crossovers is the thing I would like to do next. I don’t know what that looks like, and I don’t know what they’re planning and all that kind of stuff. But there are some really interesting stories there that I’d love for the character to explore.”
In the comics, Daredevil is better known as a street-level hero—meaning, he doesn’t really deal with anything outside the confines of Hell’s Kitchen. He has crossed paths with other New York street-level heroes like Luke Cage, Spider-Man, and Jessica Jones (just to name a few).
There’s no word on if Marvel Studios plans on incorporating Luke Cage and Jessica Jones at this time, but there’s a good chance that the Daredevil will get his footing in the MCU by appearing in other shows that are based in New York City such as Echo and She-Hulk.
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