Charlie Cox Confirmed as MCU’s Daredevil

Charlie Cox isn’t hanging up his horns yet. In an interview with Cineamblend, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talked about possible Daredevil appearances in the MCU, and when asked about the actor portraying Matt Murdock, had this to say:

“If you were to see Daredevil in upcoming things, Charlie Cox, yes, would be the actor playing Daredevil. Where we see that, how we see that, when we see that, remains to be seen.”

Well, unfortunately, I think we have a good idea of the where and when. Charlie Cox played the blind superhero in the Netflix series Daredevil, which is much beloved by fans because it was an amazing and mostly faithful showcase for the character. When Netflix canceled it, along with its other Marvel series, many feared we’d seen the last of Cox’s version of Daredevil. Feige’s confirmation ends speculation that Murdock would be recast, and his wonderful series scrubbed from MCU canon.

Okay, I know this is rife with potential disappointment. Given what Marvel has been doing with its heroes, it’s easy to wonder if Charlie Cox will be brought back to play Daredevil so he can hand the “mantle” over to a younger character who’s a better Daredevil than he ever was, or so we’ll be assured. And now that the Netflix partnership is over, will Daredevil return in something as dark and mature as the series? When the show first ended, some speculated that maybe Disney and Marvel would bring back the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen on Hulu, of which Disney is a majority shareholder, to maintain the – for lack of a better word – adult nature of the series and character. While that’s not out of the question, a possible (and so I’ve since learned, likely) recent appearance by someone important to Daredevil’s world suggests they could be moving Matt to Disney+ with the rest of the Marvel programming. The result would likely be a sanitized, family-friendly version of the show, and that would be a bummer. I don’t mind Daredevil making appearances in lighter fare on occasion, but the center of his world should remain the grimy underbelly of the Marvel Universe. I also don’t want to lose some of the themes the series played with, like Matt’s propensity for violence, or aspects of the character like Matt’s Catholicism (which I’m sure Disney is thrilled about). But overall, I count this as a win, if only because it legitimizes the series as part of the MCU, which it thoroughly deserves to be.

Are you glad Charlie Cox will continue playing Daredevil? How would you like the character to continue? Do you think negotiations are happening in earnest with Finn Jones too? Let us know in the comments and stick around Geeks + Gamers for more Marvel news!

Comments (3)

December 7, 2021 at 11:27 am

I would really love for the show to get fourth season. It was a really great show; It’s shame both it and The Punisher got cancelled. Though, maybe it was for the best; later seasons could butcher both characters. So maybe both shows ending while they were still good is much better than going and declining in quality.

    December 7, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    I’d love it if they just continued and did a season four, s long as the right creatives were in charge. I agree, the show was spectacular. And if I recall correctly, Bullseye is still alive, so he could come back in costume.

      December 8, 2021 at 6:42 am

      I am in the minority and while I loved Daredevil, I think I loved The Punisher even more. Especially the first season. While the second season didn’t leave an loose ends, there are still many cool Punisher comic stories and villains that could be used very well if people who care about those stories were involved.

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