The Story So Far
By Kayti Burt
It’s been a bumpy road for Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, but it looks like it’s far from finished.
Casting has always been one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s greatest strengths, but few Marvel TV actors have nailed a comic book character as well as Charlie Cox has Matt Murdock.
In May 2014, the English actor previously best known for his breakout role in Stardust was cast as the titular Daredevil in the Netflix drama.
The series launched its 13-episode first season on April 10th, 2015, introducing a wider world to the Marvel Comics character who first appeared in Daredevil #1 back in April 1964.
Audiences and critics responded favorably to Cox’s pitch-perfect performance as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who moonlights as a masked vigilante in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen.
However, in November 2018, Daredevil was unexpectedly cancelled after three seasons.
The deal between Marvel and Netflix stated that the character could not appear in any non-Netflix series or films for at least two years following the show’s cancellation.
Three years passed, during which time Disney launched its own streaming service, Disney+, and began consolidating all Marvel screen stories under one corporate umbrella.
Finally, in December 2021 Kevin Feige confirmed that, should Daredevil return in the MCU, he would be played by Charlie Cox.
Fans were overjoyed to hear the news that Cox would be staying on in the iconic role, but still weren’t sure when they’d get to see him suit up again.
Feige’s announcement spurred speculation that Cox’s Daredevil would return in Spider-Man: No Way Home or Hawkeye, the latter of which teased the return of Daredevil’s central antagonist, Kingpin.
Marvel fans worldwide were on the edge of their seats awaiting Cox’s potential arrival in the MCU.