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‘They Already Ruined Daredevil’: Newly Announced Disney+ Spider-Man Series Blasted By Marvel Fans After Charlie Cox Confirmed To Appear

Will fans get to see Daredevil again? At yesterday’s SDCC panel dedicated to Marvel Animation’s upcoming projects, the release dates and first looks of the upcoming Disney+ Spider-Man series, Spider-Man: Freshman Year were made available to the fans. To a lot of the fans’ surprise, we will indeed get to see a team-up between Spider-Man and Daredevil. With the first look of the Daredevil in the series being launched, the fans also got confirmation that Charlie Cox, who played Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the Daredevil series, will be the one to voice the character in the animated series as well.

Spider-Man: Freshman Year
Spider-Man: Freshman Year

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Fans Are Skeptical About The Upcoming Animated Series

Marvel's Daredevil
Charlie Cox, who voices Daredevil will return in the upcoming animated series

When Spider-Man: Freshman Year was first teased by Marvel, it was declared to be canon to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man timeline in the MCU, taking place, particularly before the events of Captain America: Civil War. But based on the information shared with fans at the San Diego Comic-Con, it appears that we won’t be seeing the new series as canon-typical to Earth-616. 

Spider-Man: Freshman Year Daredevil suit released
Daredevil in the upcoming Marvel animated series

Another factor that made fans pessimistic is how Charlie Cox will return to voice Daredevil, but Tom Holland won’t be doing the same for the character of Peter Parker. Fans were promised a potential MCU connection with the upcoming series, but with the information revealed, having the series be connected to the MCU will only result in plot holes. Speculations are that it will all be tied up with the multiverse. However, that is yet to be confirmed.

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Other Marvel Characters In The Series Challenge The Earth-616 Canon

Villains in Spider-Man: Freshman Year

With Norman Osborn declared as Spider-Man’s mentor, we also see villains such as The Rhino, Scorpion, Speed Demon, Tarantula, and even, Doctor Octopus. This, however, challenges the MCU canon where in No Way Home Earth-616 Peter Parker could not even recognize Dr. Otto Octavius. It is yet to be seen how everything is tied into the plot, but fans agree that if not given a proper explanation by Marvel Studios, then the continuity will be ruined.

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Fans Blast Marvel

With all these factors lined up, fans are growing uneasy and pessimistic about what this might mean for the MCU canon.

Tom Holland in Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming
Tom Holland is Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming

When Daredevil’s appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home felt like a cheap cop-out, fans didn’t like it. The upcoming animated series holds up to the reputation of displeasing the fans, as confusion arises. This is what they had to say:

Spider-Man: Freshman Year will release in 2024 on Disney+.

Source: The Direct and Twitter