Charlie Cox is likely the most highly reported name to participate in the next sequel Spider-Man: No Way Home, aside from Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. The Marvel Studios and Disney film will feature a live-action multiverse that will let characters from different cinematic universes to appear, leading to suspicion that there may be numerous Spider-Men. Cox’s role as Matt Murdock from Netflix’s Daredevil has also been rumored for a long time.
Cox has consistently denied his involvement in the Spider-Man film, but it hasn’t persuaded many Marvel fans that he isn’t. In any case, the actor has been able to shed some light on Matt Murdock’s and the other Marvel’s Daredevil characters’ prospective futures in the MCU.
DriiftyFilm recently published video of Cox discussing about Daredevil at MCM Comic-Con in London, and here’s what he replied when asked about what’s next for his renowned character.
From the video:
“Look, a lot of time’s passed, so God knows if anything can for us in the future. I really don’t know. Obviously, if something were to happen, that would be thrilling. But because enough time has passed, I would imagine it would have to be a kind of reimagining. Assuming that they choose to use us, it would be an interesting scenario, because it would be a reimagining but with the same foundation. So, I don’t know what it would look like.”
If the Daredevil characters return, they won’t be the same ones from the Netflix series, but new iterations – maybe performed by the samMaybe Marvel Studios has something else in mind for the other characters in the DefendersVerse. Charlie Cox isn’t ruling out the possibility of more storylines for the original Daredevil characters. He also noted at Comic-Con that there are still some “loose ends” that need to be tied up.
“I know that there’s so many great storylines to tell. We never really got into the Bullseye stuff. You know, there’s an unfinished history with Karen, that we got to almost got to get there in season 2. There are a lot of loose ends we’d like to tie up. But, having said all of that, I’m really proud of what we did. We ended on a high note and I’d rather that than, just because there is a huge fan base, to run into the ground and end up… suddenly end up with a fourth bad season that didn’t really work and too much time had passed, and everyone is like, ‘Charlie Cox is in his 60s now, why is he playing that role?'”
Later in the interview, Cox reiterates that a potential new show would likely feature a reimagined version of the character.
“The only thing I’ll say is, based on what’s coming out on Disney+, based on the shows that I’m watching – WandaVision, Loki, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – they’re so brilliant, and they completely reimagined Loki. It blew my mind. I couldn’t believe how interesting and different that was. So, I would be interested to see what they want to do.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to hit theaters on December 17, and then we’ll find out once and for all if the rumors of Charlie Cox’s return are true