Daredevil is always applauded for being an incredibly unique and dark take on the superhero genre. Especially after Disney’s lighthearted tone with its Marvel content, the audiences were delighted to watch Netflix’s take on Matt Murdock. Charlie Cox spearheaded the show and in no time made the role his own. One that nobody can take over similar to Hugh Jackman’s Logan or Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. As the show is now looking forward to getting a reboot in the MCU under the Disney+ umbrella, Charlie Cox reveals that he never expected to return.
While Charlie Cox already marked his debut in the MCU with Spider-Man: No Way Home, he revealed that at one point, he lost all hope. He even couldn’t believe Vincent D’Onofrio who always used to reassure him that they were going to return soon.
Charlie Cox seemed pessimistic about his return
Soon after Netflix canceled all the Marvel shows under its banner, some fans were disappointed and in doubt about the future of the characters. But there was always an active hope that MCU will rehire the actors as they are the best fit for their respective roles. Unfortunately, Charlie Cox did not wear those glasses of optimism like us.
Charlie Cox confessed that even when the Kingpin actor Vincent D’Onofrio reassured him that he will get his role back, he called him delusional.
“It had been years. I put the suit on for the last time in – I didn’t know it at the time – but it was in 2017. And Kevin called me in 2020. I was joking earlier on like all that time Vincent [D’Onofrio] and I would chat and he was convinced they were going to call us, and I was like, ‘Buddy, like, you’re delusional. It’s over. It’s been over for a long time, like, we’re not playing these characters anymore.’ He’s like, ‘They’re going to call us.’”
The portrayal of Kingpin by Vincent D’Onofrio also had its fair share of the popularity of the show. Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin already marked his MCU debut with the Hawkeye series and is set to reprise the role in the upcoming Echo and Daredevil series. It’s quite interesting how the two stars of the show had completely unmatched views for the future of their characters.
Daredevil is going to get an MCU makeover
Charlie Cox’s Daredevil is going to get a slight change in his character and the tone of the show. According to the reports, Daredevil’s cameo in the ongoing She-Hulk series will present the character in a never-before-seen version.
The fans are doubtful about how this tonal shift will go on the character of Matt Murdock. But the makers have assured that his solo series Daredevil: Born Again will have serious and gritty moments of its own. While the MCU’s version of Daredevil is highly speculated with the expectation of spotting Cox’s Daredevil going against D’Onofrio’s Kingpin, there’s no news about the other cast members as of now.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is streaming on Disney+ with new episodes coming every Thursday.
Daredevil: Born Again will be streamed in 2024 on Disney+.