This MCU Fan Theory Explains How Daredevil Could Quietly Participate in a Spider-Man Movie
The Man Without Fear hasn’t crossed paths in the movies yet with your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Regardless, fans keep trying to find ways to get the two heroes together, and they think the last Spider-Man movie presents a world of opportunities. Spider-Man: Far From Home, released a year ago, left fans with jaws agape and left Peter Parker with his jaw agape as his secret identity was revealed to the world. However, Daredevil wouldn’t necessarily help him just as a lawyer.
What happened at the end of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home?’
As all Spider-Man movies do, Far From Home kicked Peter Parker’s butt. And this one did so more than usual. Not only was Peter coping with the death of his mentor and father figure, Tony Stark, he was also contending with having lost five years to the Thanos snap, or “The Blip,” as Far From Home called it. On top of all that, he had to fight Mysterio, whom he had thought was an ally, when he was really a former Stark employee out for vengeance.
Spidey, of course, defeats Mysterio in the end, but he does not live happily ever after. Finally feeling secure that MJ figured out his secret, all seems right with the world – until none other than J. Jonah Jameson accuses Spider-Man of murdering Mysterio and reveals he’s really Peter Parker during the mid-credits scene.
Then there was that end credits scene, which is even weirder, but that doesn’t seem to directly involve Spider-Man’s identity dilemma, so this isn’t the place to consider it. But the revelation is bad enough. Unlike the Avengers, Spider-Man kept a secret identity because he wanted to protect those close to him. And being a teenager accused of murder is less than no fun all by itself. What’s an outed web-slinger to do? That’s where Daredevil fits in.
How do fans think Daredevil fits in here?
Daredevil doesn’t fit in logically at first glance. For one thing, the Daredevil Netflix series was produced by a different team than the one that does the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Moreover, Spider-Man is controlled by Sony, not Disney, and it was challenging enough to get Spider-Man to stay in the MCU. Of course, that doesn’t stop fanciful theories on Reddit.
“I really hope they do what they did in the comics at one point – have Daredevil stand in as Spider-Man next to Peter Parker to prove Peter isn’t Spidey,” one fan suggested. Daredevil is nimble like Spider-Man, so he could probably pull the ruse off, at least for a short while.
Daredevil’s given name is Matt Murdock, who’s a lawyer when he’s not thrashing criminals physically. Another fan suggested this could come into play, writing. “I think we could see a role for Daredevil, (when he) offers his services to Peter as his lawyer (from the outside poorer kid accused of massive crimes as hard to defend himself), as Daredevil Murdock investigates himself finds the old Stark employees and uncovers what happened for Peter’s trial.”
How else might Spidey’s unmasking play out?
Whether this will or even could happen is anyone’s guess. This isn’t the first time that it’s been suggested that Peter Parker and Matt Murdock/Daredevil cross paths. Rumors swirled earlier this year that Charlie Cox would appear in some capacity in Sony’s third Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland, but Cox himself said that was not in the works. Even if the team-up had been in the works, it’s possible that the production delay could alter those plans. It would be just one more thing the pandemic has upended.
Right now, the only thing to do, besides create more fan theories, is to wait and see what happens when Spider-Man: Home-something opens in December 2021. With any luck, that date will stick as well as Spidey does.