Marvel: Charlie Cox Might Get a Shot At Continuing His Run As Daredevil in the MCU After All
Charlie Cox’s run as Daredevil might not be over just yet. Marvel is reportedly considering Cox to return in the role of Matt Murdock in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The news comes amid rumors that Jon Bernthal and Krysten Ritter will be reprising their roles as the Punisher and Jessica Jones in a future project.
Cox admits he was surprised when Netflix canceled ‘Daredevil’
Cox played the Man Without Fear for three seasons on Netflix’s Daredevil. Everyone expected the streaming giant to approve another season when it abruptly canceled the show in late 2018.
Last summer, Marvel announced a slew of upcoming television shows that were slated to premiere on Disney+. Unfortunately, the studio did not mention anything about bringing Daredevil over to Disney’s streaming service, leaving Cox’s future in doubt.
Back in May, Cox admitted that he was just as surprised by the cancellation as fans were. According to Cinema Blend, he even confessed that he turned down working on other projects because he thought his schedule was booked for at least two more seasons.
“I mean, we all thought we were going. You know, I turned down jobs, ’cause I thought we were shooting and we were getting ready for it,” he shared.
Cox went on to say that he discussed the future of the series with showrunner Erik Oleson right before the cancelation. The actor revealed that everyone involved with the show was shocked by the decision.
He also stated that he still doesn’t know why Netflix turned season 4 down, though he did hint that “politics” probably came into play. More than likely, the decision had something to do with Marvel’s plans for creating content on Disney+.
Inside Marvel’s plans for Daredevil and Punisher
While Marvel hasn’t said anything official about the character, inside sources told We Got This Covered that the studio wants to team up Daredevil and Punisher. The studio reportedly has an interest in producing an R-rated Punisher film that will feature a Daredevil cameo.
Sources claim that Marvel is also thinking about throwing Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury into the mix, giving them an opportunity for some adult content. After all, fans have waited a long time to hear Jackson drop one of his famous f-bombs.
Unfortunately, Marvel has not commented on the reports surrounding Cox and the MCU. The studio is currently dealing with multiple delays due to the coronavirus pandemic and has already pushed back all of its Phase 4 projects.
Luckily, the popularity of other R-rated superhero flicks might make it easier for Marvel to move forward with the project. With the studio already making plans to introduce Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool into the MCU, it’s only a matter of time before it comes out with an R-rated film.
Although a movie teaming up Daredevil, Fury, and Punisher sounds great, the character could also pop in another MCU franchise.
What about those ‘Spider-Man 3’ rumors?
After Marvel struck a new deal with Sony last year, Tom Holland will be reprising his role as Peter Parker. Holland is slated to appear in Spider-Man 3 next year, now sources claim that Daredevil might enjoy a cameo in the film.
A few months ago, rumors surfaced that Daredevil was going to appear in Spider-Man 3 in some capacity. Fans were very excited by the news and hoped that Marvel would cast Cox to play the role.
According to Cinema Blend, Cox recently addressed the rumors surrounding Spider-Man 3. He revealed that he is not involved in the project in any way. He also stated that it is possible that Marvel is moving forward with another actor playing his old role.
“I hadn’t heard those rumors, but it’s certainly not with my Daredevil. I’m not involved in it. If that’s true, it’s not with me. It’s with another actor,” he shared.
It is unclear if Marvel plans to move forward with Daredevil without Cox. Considering how many fans enjoyed his take on the iconic hero, it would be a shame if Marvel cast someone else for the role.
Spider-Man 3 is scheduled to premiere in theaters in November 2021.