Daredevil’s entry in the eighth episode of She-Hulk continues MCU’s streak of making an impressive impression among the fans with its penultimate episode. The most awaited cameo has finally been executed, and the world of pop culture is undoubtedly high on fan theories and discussions regarding it. But the Internet gets divided as many fans embraced this new Daredevil with open hearts while some fans outright rejected it still considering the Netflix version to be far superior.
She-Hulk has been embroiled in heat and controversies since the first day it was released. Charlie Cox’s return as Daredevil was one of the prime reasons why the fans continued to watch the show despite the overloading criticisms.
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Daredevil returns with a makeover
After being spotted last time in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Charlie Cox was spotted again as Matt Murdock in the latest episode of She-Hulk. As already reported, the MCU’s version of the blind vigilante is a lot different from the Netflix one equipped with one-liners and donning a new yellow and red suit.
In the latest episode of the series, Matt Murdock appears at first representing Luke Jacobson, against whom there were allegations of making malfunctioned suits. Since the first appearance only, the fans were quick to notice the significant changes in the character. Later the changes come out more when he and She-Hulk fight together with Leapfrog and his men. Proceeding toward the end, the episode even showed a romantic angle between Matt Murdock and Jennifer Walters.
The return of Daredevil rejoiced many fans who enjoyed the new attributes of one-liners and light-heartedness in his character. Even many of them claimed that this appearance of Daredevil was very comic-accurate. But here a significant amount of the audience also expressed their distaste toward the show.
Is the comic accuracy important?
Although various fans are finding it pleasing to watch a comic-accurate Daredevil, there has been also allegations from some audiences that this is a weak point to defend the show. They agree with the hardcore fans that the character was also light-hearted in comics and not always serious and a gritty soul as shown in the Netflix version. But they didn’t fail to point out that in various instances these fans also ignored when some iconic MCU characters were made comic inaccurate.
The dark tone of the show in the Netflix version was one of the pivotal reasons why Daredevil became such an iconic pop culture character. According to the fans who don’t support the sudden change in the character, it doesn’t make any sense to nerf a character who’s already a well-established dark-themed superhero etched in everyone’s mind.
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Mixed Reactions received from the fans
We have collected some reactions from the fans that express how mixed of a reception the Tatiana Maslany show has created.
Perfect episode, show would have been so good if every episode was like this, the comedy hit perfectly too 😩😩😩
— Lyla (@Ky71281481) October 6, 2022
Wasnt sure how I felt abt a funny sitcomy Daredevil halfway thru (Matt Murdoch as lawyer, maybe…but Im so used to my DD being all grit and pain and blood, it was strange) and then this happened and I just had to be thankful. The bare feet too! #SheHulk
— Loren (@lorencapps) October 6, 2022
It took mcu one scene to completely destroy a character's reputation that he both him and the actor earned through the 3 seasons of a series..This scene was no where needed but we got it anyway and can't believe Some people are supporting mediocrity lol..
— Sourav Das Gupta (@ImSouravDG) October 6, 2022
Seeing Daredevil in She-Hulk made me throw up, they fucked it up so bad. There are glimmers of hope, but our boy died back when season 4 was canceled. The only good thing was that fight scene…#SheHulk #Daredevil #ThisSucks
— JamezPlayzGamez0 (@JamezPlayzGames) October 6, 2022
MARVEL RUINED DAREDEVIL..
— Elizabeth Jordan (@elizabethj2021) October 6, 2022
One of the saddest things about Daredevil’s return in ‘She-Hulk’ is that this is the worst a live action Daredevil has been written since 2003 and yet is somehow still the most well written character in the entirety of the show
— Carder Davis-D’artagnan (@carderdartagnan) October 6, 2022
While the Internet is clearly divided on the appearance of Matt Murdock, it should be remembered that this was She-Hulk’s show and thus the tone might have been set according to that. If the reports are to be believed the upcoming Daredevil: Born Again series will have a perfect blend of serious as well as MCU-styled moments. And it will be really looked upon if intelligent writing can also make Disney+’s Daredevil series as memorable as the Netflix one.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is streaming on Disney+ while the Daredevil: Born Again series will be released sometime in 2024