Daredevil star Charlie Cox recounts the call from Marvel Studios to return to the MCU as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Charlie Cox talks about when he found out Marvel Studios wanted him to return to the MCU as Daredevil in Spider-Man: No Way Home. In 2021 Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures closed the year with Spider-Man: No Way Home, which concludes Peter Parker’s first MCU trilogy. While the threequel had to finalize plot points set up in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the trilogy’s finale became a celebration for three generations of the web garland by tying it to the larger multiverse. Tom Holland joined forces with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man: No Way Homewhich became a box office and critical hit. While only appearing in a post-credits scene, Tom Hardy’s Venom also took part in the Spider-Verse adventure before returning to his own Sony universe.
However, Spider-Man: No Way Home also linked with one of the most popular characters from the Marvel TV shows, as Cox reprises the role of Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil. Though his scene was brief, Matt played a pivotal role as Peter’s attorney. This was the first time since daredevil season 3 that the British actor returned to the MCU after Netflix canceled his series, along with the other shows in The defenders franchisee. As with Garfield and Maguire, Cox’s Daredevil appearance was heavily rumored and essentially spoiled prior to Spider-Man: No Way Home hit theatres.
In a new interview with CinePop39-year-old actor ponders Marvel Studios call about joining Spider-Man: No Way Home. Cox admits he first thought it was some kind of joke before it fully sunk in. He says:
“I thought it was a joke or a joke. I got a message from Kevin Feige’s assistant saying, ‘Can you call us back?’ I thought maybe it would be for a charity event because of Covid and everyone would be there But I was asked if I wanted to be in Spider-Man it was awesome I was in the yard of my house and my wife was sitting on the trap, looking at me and asking, “What’s going on?” It was crazy. It’s a childhood dream, it was unbelievable.”
What’s next for the MCU’s Daredevil
Despite Cox’s brief appearance in… Spider-Man: No Way Home, his return as Daredevil has only just begun. This week Matt finally makes his appearance She-Hulk: Lawyeras he and Jennifer Walters will come face to face in episode 8. After teasing it a few episodes back, Cox will also be wearing his new red-and-yellow costume straight out of the daredevil comics. In stage 5, Daredevil will also appear in the hawk eye spin-off series Echo, which will also feature Vincent D’Onofrio’s return as Kingpin. After EchoMatt and Wilson Fisk star in new Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Againwhich will premiere in 2024.
Whether or not Cox will appear in other MCU movies or TV shows prior to Daredevil: Born Again remains to be seen. Needless to say, there will be plenty of Daredevils in the years to come. Depending on what Marvel Studios has planned for their two upcoming avengers movies, it wouldn’t be shocking if Cox’s Daredevil is part of those movies when they come to the end of The Multiverse Saga. While it was disappointing that Netflix canceled its original daredevil show, it did allow Cox to eventually join the bigger MCU — starting with Spider-Man: No Way Home – where he can now communicate with other superheroes more regularly.
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