Charlie Cox says the potential MCU 'Daredevil' continuation should be a soft reboot, picking up years after the last time we saw the masked vigilante of Hell's Kitchen.
Stemming from his surprise cameo appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, there has been a fresh resurgence in getting the actor back for a new solo series on Disney+.
Now that all of the old Netflix Marvel series have been added to the platform this month, it certainly paves the way for more of the character in future MCU projects.
Speaking during a panel for the Middle East Film and Comic Con 2022 in Abu Dhabi this week, Cox gave his thoughts on what he'd like to see of the superhero, should his story continue within the MCU.
"I don't think it makes sense to pick up where we left off. I think in keeping with a lot of things in the MCU right now, where there's this kind of an alternate reality, kind of thing going on, so it’s a good moment to have this, a few years have passed, you know, and now I don’t know it’s Daredevil but maybe there’s it’s not quite… it’s reimagined".
Late last month, Cox teased that "something else" is on the way for fans of the character.
Vincent D'Onofrio popped up at the tail end of Hawkeye in December, revealing Kingpin as the mysterious antagonist of the series all along.
While it appears his fate may have been sealed by Alaqua Cox's Echo during the season finale, don't count on the supervillain bowing out of the franchise just yet.
The versatile actor's comments do retain an element of ambiguity, however. On the one hand, he points to the idea of the multiverse as a way to potentially reboot the franchise; on the other, he notes a few years have passed, and it would be quite easy to conduct a soft reboot of Daredevil simply by taking advantage of the time.
It's interesting to contrast Cox's comments with those of D'Onofrio, who seems to want a straightforward line of continuity between the Daredevil Marvel Netflix shows and the one seen in Hawkeye; what's more, subtle costume details suggested the Kingpin was indeed the same version.
It's quite likely Marvel's writers are still deciding how to play this.
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