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Marvel confirms Charlie Cox will return as Daredevil in the MCU

By Kara Santos Published Dec 22, 2021 11:50 am

Marvel chief Kevin Feige has confirmed that Charlie Cox is the man to play Daredevil in future projects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

During the press tour for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Feige said that Cox, who played superhero lawyer Matt Murdock in Marvel's Netflix Daredevil series, woud not be recast in future projects.

"If you were to see Daredevil in upcoming things, Charlie Cox, yes, would be the actor playing Daredevil," Feige told CinemaBlend in a recent interview.

"Where we see that, how we see that, when we see that, remains to be seen."

Cox played Daredevil, a blind lawyer by day who fights crime as a masked vigilante by night, for three seasons from 2015 to 2018 before Netflix canceled the Marvel Television series. Cox also appeared as the character in the miniseries The Defenders, alongside other Marvel Comics characters Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. 

Netflix said the character would "live on in future projects for Marvel" but the original deal between Marvel and Netflix prevented the character from appearing in any non-Netflix series or film for at least two years following Daredevil's cancellation.

The Hollywood Reporter details speculations to the possibility of Daredevil being revived in a Disney Plus series in the future.

MCU series Hawkeye on Disney Plus introduced the character of Echo, a deaf warrior with connections to Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin. In comic book lore, Daredevil has been a consistent thorn in Fisk’s side for decades. 

A new ad for Hawkeye has teased the arrival of Kingpin (played by Vincent D’onofrio in the Netflix Daredevil series) in the series season finale.

While there's no clear plan yet on Daredevil's introduction into the MCU, pitting Cox against his former co-star in a future project makes sense.

In related news, Cox has a brand new Netflix series in the pipeline, which will also feature Game of Thrones and  Quantum of Solace stars.

Cox will head up the six-part spy drama Treason alongside Oona Chaplin and Olga Kurylenko, with the series coming from Netflix's UK division.

Deadline reports that the drama series will follow spy Adam Lawrence, who has been trained and groomed by MI6 and seems to have a certain future. But when he is reunited with Russian spy Kara, with whom he shares a complicated past, he ends up questioning every aspect of his life.