Daredevil star Charlie Cox talks about when he got 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 that Marvel Studios wanted him to return to the MCU as Daredevil in Spider-Man: No Way Home. In 2021, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures ended the year with Spider-Man: No Way Home, wrapping up Peter Parker’s first MCU trilogy. While the threequel had to conclude plot points set up in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the trilogy finale became a celebration for three generations of the web-slinger by tying it into the larger multiverse. Tom Holland joined forces with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which became a box office and critical hit. Even though he only appeared 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 tied in one of the most popular characters from the Marvel TV shows, as Cox reprised the role of Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil. While his scene was brief, Matt had a pivotal role, serving as Peter’s attorney. This became 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 franchise. Similar to Garfield and Maguire, Cox’s Daredevil appearance was heavily rumored and essentially spoiled prior to Spider-Man: No Way Home hitting theaters.
In a new interview with CinePop, the 39-year-old actor reflects on getting the call from Marvel Studios 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 prank. I got a message from Kevin Feige’s assistant saying, ‘Can you call us back?’ I thought it might be for a charity event on account of Covid and everyone would attend. But I was asked if I wanted to be in Spider-Man, it was crazy. I was in the garden of my house, and my wife was sitting on the steps, 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 on She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, as he and Jennifer Walters will come face-to-face in episode 8. After teasing it a few episodes back, Cox will also be sporting his new red-and-yellow costume, pulling directly from the Daredevil comics. In Phase 5, Daredevil is also set to make an appearance in the Hawkeye spinoff series Echo, which will also feature the return of Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin. After Echo, Matt and Wilson Fisk will star in the new Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again, set to premiere in 2024.
Whether or not Cox will show up in any other MCU films or TV shows prior to Daredevil: Born Again remains to be seen. Needless to say, there will be plenty of Daredevil in the next few years. Depending on what Marvel Studios has planned for their two upcoming Avengers films, it wouldn’t be shocking if Cox’s Daredevil is part of those movies as they get to the end of The Multiverse Saga. While it was disappointing that Netflix canceled his original Daredevil show, it did allow Cox to eventually take part in the larger MCU – starting with Spider-Man: No Way Home – where he can now interact with other superheroes on a more regular basis.
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