One of the biggest surprises in Marvel Studios and Sony's Spider-Man: No Way Home is the cameo of Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock/Daredevil, who starred as the Man Without Fear for three seasons of his own solo Netflix series that premiered that aired between 2015 and 2018. He also reprised the role in the crossover Defenders miniseries. Despite the positive response from critics and fans, and a pitch from the showrunner for a fourth season, the series was cancelled after Daredevil Season 3.
Rumors circulated about Cox appearing in an MCU movie, with No Way Homeua being agreed upon by fans as the most likely place for his return. Of course, in the run-up to the latest Spider-Man movie's release date, the actor was strictly prohibited from confirming his role in the movie, so he continually insisted that Matt Murdock would not be appearing.
Now, over a month since No Way Home was released in theaters, Cox is finally talking about his involvement. During a chat with HeyUGuys (via The Direct), the Daredevil star admitted that it was a "relief" to now be allowed to discuss his role as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home: "It's a relief to be able to talk about it. Y'know, getting that phone call was a life-changing moment, really.... My involvement with that character and the MCU was dead and buried, I hadn't heard anything for a couple of years and so I'd moved on. It was incredibly unexpected and out of the blue.
The 39-year-old English actor went on to talk about an encounter he had in late 2019 with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. It turns out that the two met on Broadway one night, and according to Cox, Feige didn't bring up Daredevil once.
"I did a play in 2019 with Tom Hiddleston and Kevin Feige came to see our play," Cox told HeyUGuys. "And, Y'know, I went and shook hands with him and said hi and he said how much he enjoyed the play. Never mentioned Daredevil or anything like that. So it turns out he's a very good liar as well."
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Cox also described the process of filming and the "intense" secrecy surrounding it all: "I got the call midway through lockdown, Summer of 2020... and we filmed Spider-Man in March of 2021, so I had to keep it secret for almost a year.... So yeah, it's been intense."
Marvel fans have been wondering if Disney and Marvel Studios will ever renew Daredevil for Disney+, but so far, they haven't announced any plans yet. You can check out everything we know about the potential Daredevil Season 4 here.
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