Back in December we started hearing rumors that Marvel Studios were going to be bringing Charlie Cox over from the Netflix series to play Matt Murdock in the upcoming third Spider-Man film. These rumors made sense since the last time we saw the Wall-Crawler, J. Jonah Jameson was telling the world that he was really Peter Parker, which could lead to some serious legal trouble that might have him calling on the Lawyers from Hell’s Kitchen. Could a teenager be in violation of the Sokovia Accords?
Now we’re hearing, thanks to Bandon Davis and the new Phase Zero podcast, that Cox has been seen on the Spider-Man 3 set, though no report on if he was dressed in a suit or the familiar red and black armor.
When asked recently by Collider about the possibility of Cox returning as Murdock, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was typically coy saying: “I look at anything that’s happened before, whether it’s our movies, whether it’s Marvel entertainment TV series, in particular, obviously the comics, video games, cartoons, all of it is available as inspiration for the future of Marvel. That’s they way the comics have worked for many years. So, we’ll see.”
Trying to read between the lines there, combined with the report of Cox being seen on set, I’d say the likelihood of Murdock showing up in the movie are high, but I wouldn’t count on him being the exact same one from the TV series. Feige may pick and choose what to pull from the Netflix series and what to jettison. He’s known for liking Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin, Kristen Ritter as Jessica Jones and Jon Bernthal as the Punisher, so he may bring over those actors and recast others.
Time will tell.