The Man Without Fear has just been given a warm welcome with open arms by none other than the Marvel Studios big man himself, Kevin Feige. In an interview with Sean O’Connell of CinemaBlend, Feige confirmed that when Daredevil is brought back and introduced into the MCU, Charlie Cox will be reprising his role. “If you were to see Daredevil in upcoming things, Charlie Cox, yes, would be the actor playing Daredevil,” Feige said. “Where we see that, how we see that, when we see that, remains to be seen.”
Fans were disappointed when Netflix’s Marvel shows were cancelled, but the cancellation of Daredevil was the one that hurt the most. All three seasons did tremendously well and received glowing reviews, with ramping up Bullseye to be the main villain in season 4. After it was clear Daredevil would not be returning for season 4, fans rallied for Cox to join the MCU as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Feige’s statement makes it sound like there aren’t any solo Daredevil projects in the MCU pipeline just yet, but there’s plenty of pockets where he could fit.
Charlie Cox is rumored to appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home not as Daredevil but as Peter Parker’s legal representation — Matt Murdock (No spoilers from us here). Fans are also speculating that he could make an appearance in the upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk alongside Bruce Banner (played by Mark Ruffalo) and Banner’s cousin Jennifer Walters (played by Tatiana Maslany), another New York City lawyer.
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One very likely scenario is Cox appearing in Hawkeye — where Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (played by Vincent D’Onofrio) has already made his grand reappearance. With the original Netflix actor reprising his Daredevil role, there’s a good chance that Cox’s Daredevil will follow soon after.
D’Onofrio has been a vocal supporter of the series over the years, interacting with fans on social media and sharing his own favorite theories on the show. When the news hit that Cox would be returning as the MCU’s Daredevil, D’Onofrio took to Twitter to share his excitement that Cox was returning as Daredevil in the MCU.
So happy for Charlie Cox he really deserves this.
He’s a great actor and a wonderful guy. He put so much into playing DareDevil in such a unique way. Love this news. #NoFearNoGreedNoEnvy https://t.co/rPxyAKH47a
— Vincent D’Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) December 6, 2021
There are a lot of questions about the MCU but one of the big ones is whether or not series that debuted prior to Disney+ series are considered canon — shows such as the Netflix Marvel series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Cloak and Dagger, and Runaways. Kevin Feige has yet to confirm their continuity in the MCU, but again, if D’Onofrio and Cox make their way back into the fold, there’s no telling who else will be brought back later on down the road.
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