Spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye ahead: As always, Marvel just can’t lose. After characters from the Marvel-Netflix show Daredevil made appearances in the box-office giant Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Disney+ series Hawkeye — including Charlie Cox himself — fans have been clamoring for more. As evidenced by the fact that Daredevil has broken into Nielsen’s Top Ten streaming originals list for the week.
It all started when Charlie Cox reprised his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Spider-Man: No Way Home as Peter Parker’s lawyer. His cameo was super brief but memorable, and often elicited cheers from members of theatre audiences. There were some other very memorable appearances in that movie, but those likely don’t have much to do with the bump in Daredevil streams. With Spider-Man: No Way Home becoming literally one of the biggest movies of all time, it’s no wonder that people are heading to Netflix to binge a series about Cox’s character. Whether they’re just discovering the show or they’re fans returning for a rewatch, the latest Spider-Man has definitely inspired people to check out the series.
A smaller portion of the renewed streaming audience can likely be attributed to Matt Murdock’s nemesis, Kingpin (Vincent D’Onfrio), making an appearance in Hawkeye. The character had a more significant role in the Hawkeye when compared to Charlie Cox’s cameo. Appearing in both the penultimate episode and the finale, Kingpin was revealed to be a major player behind-the-scenes for the events of the series.
If this reinvigorated interest is anything to go by, there’s one thing that is one the minds of many — Charlie Cox deserves a reboot for his take on the devil of Hell’s Kitchen. A Daredevil reboot could go a few different directions, and we’d welcome any of them.
The obvious route would be to give Charlie Cox and his co-stars a Disney+ series. This would allow them to continue the story in the serialized format we’re used to. Another option would be to give him his own official MCU movie. There’s clearly interest in the character, and Marvel has made huge profits on characters lesser-known than Daredevil.
Finally, there’s the Hulk route. It would be great to see Charlie Cox reappear as Daredevil in more Marvel shows and movies, albeit with an expanded role. Mark Ruffalo hasn’t had a solo MCU endeavor to call his own as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, but we’ve seen him in plenty of movies, including all of the Avengers films and a major role in Thor: Ragnarok. Having Daredevil show up to help the other heroes would be great to see on the big screen.
Needless to say, it seems like Charlie Cox has some sort of future in the MCU. Kevin Feige is rarely one to disappoint the fans. However they want to do a Daredevil reboot, it will likely be as exciting and as successful as always. Who knows, maybe they’ll take a cue from the comics and we’ll get to see him team up with Spider-Man again (though this time in a different kind of suit.)