Charlie Cox indicates that he knows what’s next for Daredevil in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after his cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home. No Way Home introduced Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Men, as well as their respective villains, into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cox’s Matt Murdock assisted Peter in his legal difficulties before Ned Leeds opened those portals and the legendary couple talked to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker about enormous power and responsibility.
Long before the MCU debuted on Disney+, Marvel’s street-level heroes stuck up for the small screen on Netflix. Daredevil was the most well-liked series in the Defenders universe, among Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Daredevil’s discontinuation by Netflix in 2018 sparked #SaveDaredevil protests, but to no avail. Despite suspicions that the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen would make a reappearance in No Way Home, Cox (like Garfield) remained tight-lipped in the run-up to the film’s release. Now that No Way Home has been watched by nearly everyone, the actor can finally discuss his MCU return/debut.
Cox recently has a talk with HeyUGuys about Matt Murdock’s No Way Home appearance and what’s ahead for his character. While mentioning the fact that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has officially said that Cox is the MCU’s Daredevil, the actor discussed (likely) upcoming performances. Read the entire quote below:
“I think at this point, I expect to be involved in some capacity. Otherwise, it would be a bit of a weird one-scene moment. I don’t know much, I know a little, and what I do know I’m very excited about…there’s a chance it could be the next ten years of my life.”
Cox’s return to No Way Home, as well as Vincent D’Onofrio’s involvement in Disney+’s Hawkeye, has reignited interest in viewing Daredevil, The Punisher, and other Marvel series on Netflix. While such shows did refer to MCU events, they were never a part of it. Furthermore, despite being far more mature than the MCU, the latter universe never recognized the Defenders. With many admirers yearning for more Daredevil/Spider-Man team-ups and hypotheses abounding, it’s difficult to tell when and where Cox’s Murdock will appear next. Having said that, Wilson Fisk’s appearance in Hawkeye may hint to the “how.”
In the panels and on the page, Kingpin is a foe of Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Echo, and Daredevil. Maya Lopez/Echo shoots Kingpin in retribution for her father’s murder at the finale of Hawkeye, with the camera panning away before the audience sees his dead. Maya shoots Kingpin in Daredevil (Vol. 2) #15, after he dupes her into believing Daredevil was in charge of her father’s death. Kingpin is partially blinded but survives the onslaught. Echo will now be the star of her own MCU series. Both Kingpin and Daredevil look to be quite likely to show up in Echo. Given Cox and D’Onofrio’s connection, it would be a pity not to see them on screen together once again. The most difficult task for Marvel Studios is making these already-established, TV-MA characters family-friendly, which messes up die-hard fans.