He doesn't want things to stay the same!
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Now that Charlie Cox has reprised the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil for Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans are more eager than ever to see the actor get the chance to continue the story he began in Netflix’s Daredevil. While we don’t know yet if or when that will happen, Cox is already counting the proverbial chickens and opening up about something he wants to see if/when he returns. Cox says he wants a bit of something new in his Daredevil costume’s design or, perhaps more accurately, a bit of something old.
Charlie Cox was speaking to Comic Book about his acclaimed Irish crime drama Kin, when the subject of his superhero’s costume came up. Talking about changes he might like to see the design, Cox mentioned that he’s eager for something from the source material to be brought to his version of the character: “What I would say is I’ve always liked the idea that at some point in Matt’s journey, his emotional journey… he feels like he has earned the right to have the DD on his chest, which we’ve never had.”
Unlike the costume fashioned for Matt Murdock at the end of Daredevil‘s first season — or the more homemade suit he wears for most of the first and third seasons — in the comics, the vigilante’s outfit almost always includes the DD logo on his chest. Even Ben Affleck‘s version of the hero in the 2003 movie included the logo, though it’s on the right side of his chest, rather than centered like most comic book versions. Charlie Cox doesn’t say anything to Comic Book about why the logo has so far been omitted — perhaps it was seen as too “comic booky” — but regardless the reveal of such a logo would likely be a big moment for hardcore fans.
Along with wanting the DD logo eventually incorporated into the suit, Charlie Cox hinted that he wouldn’t mind if a new suit was designed, provided it was based on one of the costumes from the source material. He declined saying if there was one he would prefer, however, telling Comic Book, “If there is some new suit or if it does morph or change or it’s redone or whatever, it will be so much more fun for the fans to just have that moment of like, ‘Oh shit, that’s what it is.'”
There are a number of costumes that could be chosen for a new Charlie Cox look in potential future Daredevil projects. When he first appeared in 1964’s Daredevil #1, rather than the more well known red costume, his outfit was yellow and red. In the ’90s, when so many Marvel heroes were sprouting armor and more pockets than a pants store, Daredevil wasn’t spared and got his own armored suit. In the Daredevil comic that launched in 2016, his look changed to black and red. You can check out examples of all of those looks below.
While we’re waiting to see whether or not we really see Charlie Cox as Daredevil again, you can catch up on his pre-No Way Home stories soon. Daredevil has been pulled from Netflix, but the series and all of the other Marvel Netflix shows will start streaming on Disney+ on March 16. The addition will be accompanied by new parental controls, in case you’re not keen on having your kids watch Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin crush mobsters’ heads and stuff like that.