Charlie Cox Set To Return As Daredevil In A New Series

After so much speculation and rumors, it has finally been announced that a new Charlie Cox-led Daredevil series is finally on the way for Disney+.

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After months of speculation, rumors, and cameos, it has been formally announced that Charlie Cox is going to be returning as Daredevil for a brand-new series on Disney+. The man has all but cemented his place within the MCU, and now there is a brand-new show moving forward on the streaming platform. This is fantastic news considering the long wait that fans have had to endure in wondering if Daredevil would become a series or movie within the MCU. Well, apart from the quick cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home, there haven’t been many words on Charlie returning. Variety has learned of the news exclusively and shared it with the world, though Marvel has not formally shared the news.

Daredevil returning as a new series for Disney+ is certainly an odd choice, considering the issues the streaming platform has faced with bringing over the adult Netflix shows like Daredevil and Punisher in the first place. More stringent parental controls had to be implemented to counter the adult content of these shows, and some scenes had to be altered by the streaming platform. However, this could mean that those issues are going to be a thing of the past unless this new Charlie Cox-led series is meant to be less brutal. Hopefully, that is not the case. The Marvel/Netflix partnership brought some of the best moments for any Marvel property, simply because the brutality of the characters was allowed to shine.

This new Daredevil series will be written by Matt Corman and Chris Ord. The pair will also serve as executive producers on the show. Corman and Ord have previously worked together on Covert Affairs. This drama starred Piper Perabo and aired on the USA Network. The series ran from 2010 to 2014. The series has an overall 93% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That certainly bodes well for the future of this new Marvel series. Charlie Cox deserves to have the same level of writing that existed on the original Netflix/Marvel series.

An interesting question to ask is will there be further legacy characters coming into the fold for Daredevil. Charlie Cox has since become MCU royalty after he made his debut in Spider-Man, but what of his biggest rival? Wilson Fisk? Vincent D’Onofrio did reprise his role as Kingpin in the Hawkeye series, but was life was left as part of a cliffhanging ending. Echo supposedly killed him, and she is now getting her own series too. In the comics, Kingpin convinces Echo’s father was killed by Spider-Man, so these details could all come back full-circle in the MCU.

Charlie Cox is also reportedly going to be appearing in the new She-Hulk series, which is set to air on August 17th. This new Disney+ series offers a more irreverent and comedic look at the superhero genre, with Jennifer Walters turning into She-Hulk. Walters is also a lawyer, so that could be a bigger reason as to why we are going to see Cox appear as Matt Murdock at some point. The MCU is certainly shaping itself for the future, and we are happy to finally have some good news on the Daredevil front.