Poor Kevin Feige is so exhausted battling all the leaks from Spider-Man No Way Home that he’s now spoiling things himself. In an interview with Cinema Blend he revealed that Charlie Cox will be Daredevil in the MCU. But true to form, he revealed it in a round about way…and gave no further details.
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.
Cox played blind attorney Matt Murdock in the 2015 Netflix series that kicked off a whole mini universe of Marvel-based shows on the streaming giant. Although these shows are now considered very cheugy indeed – they were in the first wave of original Netflix series and had a lot of pacing problems – they were very well cast. Cox was a fine Daredevil; Krysten Ritter IS Jessica Jones; and Jon Bernthal’s Punisher had his moments. In fact, just about everyone except the very infortunate Finn Jones as Iron Fist would hold their own in the MCU: Mike Colter’s Luke Cage and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin also have their fans.
Well, speaking of fans, they have been clamoring for the return of Cox, in particular, perhaps because the MCU is definitely in need of a lawyer. An arm in a jailhouse scene in the No Way Home trailer was potentially ID’d as Cox, only to have that rumor quashed….but that hasn’t stopped fans from thinking he might still show up in No Way Home, which seems set on reuniting all the casts from all the movies and maybe TV shows.
In recent interviews, Cox has played coy (the only way to play apparently) when asked about his participation. He’s gone so far as to beg people not to ask him about it, since if he reveals too much he’ll never get to play the character!
That’s when the actor brought up the idea of hurting his future chance.”Also if there was a chance of that happening in the future, I don’t want to say something that could potentially jeopardize those chances because the people high up at Marvel, maybe they see this stuff or hear what I say and maybe that influences,” Cox added. “I don’t know. I have no idea. I love how passionate the fans are and I feel very, very, very touched that so many of them have gone online and made their voices heard about the desire for me to come back.”
For veteran Feige-ologists, this all seems to be a “signs point to yes” situation – maybe on Disney+ where D’Onofrio’s Kingpin has been rumored to appear in Hawkeye (or surely Echo.) But maybe even in No Way Home. However, members of the press may have to wait a while to find out. Although this will be one of the longest MCU films (Only Endgame and Eternals are longer), to avoid spoilers, only 40 minutes of Spider-Man Far From Home are being shown at early press screenings. This game of spoiler chicken is getting more brutal all the time.