Fans Would Love a Team-Up in ‘Spider-Man 3’ With This Devilish Hero

It’s hard to hear anything over all the cheering for Spider-Man’s residency in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The move is something fans wanted, Sony was down for it, and Tom Holland is ready to scribble in the update to the Phase 4 chart himself.

A third Spider-Man movie is definitely happening, and with Peter Parker/Spidey basically a fugitive at this point, he’s got some explaining to do to clear his good name.

Should he go it alone? If Marvel decides to drop more than one familiar face from the comic book canon into part three, there’s one person whom fans would definitely welcome. That person hails from Hell’s Kitchen.

Tom Holland in Spider-Man costume
Tom Holland in Spider-Man costume | Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Fans want Matt Murdock a.k.a. Daredevil in Spider-Man 3

Red horns, hyper senses, and superb fighting skills make Daredevil a great ally for Spider-Man, but it’s his lawyer skills that have fans pushing for his appearance in the next movie. Matt Murdock’s brilliant legal mind can be put to work on Spidey’s behalf, and as you know, he operates his law firm quietly and without a marketing machine.

That’s the type of attorney Spider-Man needs, and moviegoers would love to see these two masked Marvel crusaders interacting on the big screen. The best part? The film doesn’t have to limit itself to becoming a legal drama. As you know, Murdock/Daredevil rarely rocks like that anyway.

Spider-Man and Daredevil have history

In the Marvel comics, these two are buds, and have shared quite a few adventures together, including protecting an enemy, solving capers with Black Cat, and a love triangle. Daredevil has also had his own run-ins with Mysterio and can relate to having his real identity outed by both the tabloids and his enemies.

But these two go back decades on paper and that relationship can be harnessed for some good MCU storytelling. Let’s not forget that Daredevil joined the Avengers and helped out with their missions in the comics too.

While fans are on board with Daredevil’s introduction into the MCU, it seems like the idea has crossed the minds of some creators at Marvel as well.

A Spidey-Daredevil crossover has kind of, sort of been floated by the Marvel team

We’re going to go back for a bit to an interview with one of the producers of Spider-Man: Homecoming. In 2017, Eric Carroll told CinemaBlend he was open to the idea of bringing Daredevil into the Spider-verse at some point:

“He’s not specifically referenced in this movie, no. I think that’s something we all think would be really fun, and it’s definitely a card I would love to see played, if not sooner rather than later. But as of now, it’s not referenced in this movie.”

What about Netflix’s Daredevil cancellation?

We’re all aware that Netflix canceled its Marvel shows, putting some of these popular heroes on ice—for now. For the most part, Daredevil had a great run on the streamer, and much of that is due to Charlie Cox’s performance.

Fans love him, and after the show was axed, Cox expressed that he loved playing Daredevil and would be open to doing it again. While speaking at ACE Comic Con, he said that though he thinks it’s highly impossible it could happen, he’d be up for a Spider-Man/Daredevil team-up:

“But I really like the Daredevil Spider-Man stuff in the comics, really fun. There’s one issue in particular where Matt Murdock proves that he’s not Daredevil because Daredevil shows up in the court room, and of course it’s Peter Parker wearing the Daredevil suit, which is such a lame alibi.

But it would be so cool to do, you know, something like that. And I think Tom Holland is an amazing Spider-Man.”

Netflix’s contract for its Marvel characters is supposedly up in 2021, so maybe, just maybe, it’d be possible to squeeze in a Daredevil appearance for the new Spider-Man film that’s set to be released that year. If Marvel builds up that world, people will surely come.