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‘This is a whole new deal’: Charlie Cox Disappoints Millions of Marvel Fans, Hints Netflix Daredevil Series No Longer MCU Canon

Charlie Cox Disappoints Millions of Marvel Fans, Hints Netflix Daredevil Series No Longer MCU Canon

Marvel announced Daredevil: Born Again at San Diago Comic-Con 2022. Fans were happy to see one of their favorite marvel character joining the MCU. Since the announcement, a discussion about the series being a Marvel canon has been going on. The question of whether the series will be an MCU canon will only be answered after its release. However, some mentions may have confirmed that Netflix’s Daredevil is a canon to the MCU. However, the lead actor Charlie Cox may have hinted that the show will be a whole new start and will not be an MCU canon. 

Daredevil is slated for a role in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Charlie Cox as Daredevil

Recently, Charlie Cox was asked if Netflix’s Daredevil will be the canon to the MCU. He did not give a straight answer to the question. And fans are not happy with the actor calling the upcoming series a season 1 rather than a season 4. 

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Charlie Cox Says It is a Season 1 of Born Again, Not Season 4 of Daredevil

Recently Charlie Cox was asked if Netflix’s Daredevil is a canon to the MCU. The actor answers the question by saying that he feels it’s a whole new deal. He reasoned it with the title of the show, having Born Again. He also mentioned how Feige talks about it being a season 1 rather than a season 4. 

Another week without Daredevil in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Daredevil

He said, “Yeah, I don’t know. But my instinct is based on the name of the show, it’s called Born Again, the fact… that Kevin [Feige] talks about it as being a Season 1, rather than a Season 4, my feeling is, this is a whole new deal, you know?”

Earlier, during his interview with Extra TV, the actor said that Born Again is going to be a new beginning. Although he said he does not know anything, as he has not read the script yet, the title Born Again gives the sense that it will be a new beginning. 

Kevin Feige announces Daredevil Born Again
Kevin Feige announces Daredevil: Born Again

He said referring to the show, “It is going to be different, it is going to be totally different. It is going to be new stories and new ideas.”

The actor may have said that Born Again will be a new beginning, but it still not confirms that Netflix’s Daredevil will not be a canon to the MCU. As there are a number of things that confirm the possibility.

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Will Netflix’s Daredevil Will be a Canon to the MCU?

Earlier, one more character from the popular action legal drama appeared in the MCU. Vincent D’Onofrio, who played Kingpin in Netflix’s Daredevil, was seen in Hawkeye. The actor later said that Kingpin in Hawkeye is the same Kingpin from Daredevil

Vincent D'Onfraio as Kingpin in Hawkeye (2021).
Vincent D’Onfraio as Kingpin in Hawkeye (2021)

The official website of Marvel also described two characters in a way that hinted at Daredevil being a canon to the MCU. The character’s biography included his history of the Netflix show and concluded with his last appearance on Spider-Man: No Way Home.

The description included that Matt Murdock was hired as an attorney to defend Peter Parker after he was accused of Mysterio’s murder. However, Marvel removed the part mentioning Murdock’s appearance in No Way Home from the description later. 

Daredevil cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home
Daredevil cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home

With the introduction of the multiverse, MCU has explored the concept of variants in the Disney+ series, Loki and What if…?. And as Netflix’s Daredevil is much more intense as compared to the mainstream MCU, it is also speculated that MCU’s Matt Murdock would also be a variant, who will easily fit into MCU’s family-friendly content. 

Charlie Cox’s answer may not have cleared the confusion, but his answer surely built more anticipation around the series. Fans still have to wait a long time to find out the answer. However, his appearance on She-Hulk can give some hints towards this question. She-Hulk is streaming on Disney+.

Daredevil: Born Again is set to premiere in the spring of 2024 on Disney+. 

Source: The Direct

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.