Marvel actor, Charlie Cox, revealed that he was instructed to pause during his entrance in Spider-Man: No Way Home so that audience members could clap.
Gen Z TikTok and Instagram have made millennials painfully aware of their shortcomings on social media, including the dreaded millennial pause. Now, one studio is getting exposed for explicitly directing actors to do the same before delivering their lines. According to a recent video from a press appearance, Marvel’s Charlie Cox admits that he was directed to add what some are deeming a “Marvel pause” before his entrance in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
In the video below, Charlie Cox relates that while shooting his cameo entrance in Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, the director asked him to put his cane down and pause before saying his line. When he questioned the reasoning behind this directorial decision, he noted that it was because “people are gonna get really excited” seeing his Daredevil appear onscreen.
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The video comes from Charlie Cox’s appearance at MEGACON Orlando, which took place over the course of a few days from March 30 until April 2. MEGACON Orlando is one of the largest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming events in the country, and often attracts celebrities from Marvel, DC, and other franchises.
Charlie Cox began playing Daredevil in the 2015 television series Daredevil. It was the first series in what would become the Defenders saga, along with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher, which represented a portion of programming that existed in conjunction with the Marvel Cinematic Universe but really was in its own corner, with little overlap outside of those core series. When those series were canceled, many fans were worried that their beloved actors were done for in the MCU.
When Charlie Cox’s Daredevil made a cameo appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, not only was it the first time one of these characters was shown on film in the MCU, but it was also a confirmation that Cox’s Marvel character would play a role moving forward. With a double whammy of a reveal like that, it was prudent that directors gave space for audiences to react, which is exactly what they did.
Now, after also appearing in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil is slated to return in 2024 with the series Daredevil: Born Again. Marvel’s series Hawkeye saw the return of Vincent D’Onofrio’s The Kingpin, who will be reprising his role in Daredevil: Born Again. The series will also bring back fan-favorite Jon Bernthal’s Punisher.
In addition, Alaqua Cox is returning as Echo, after debuting in Hawkeye. Marvel is also bringing on Sandrine Holt as Vanessa Fisk and Margarita Levieva in an undisclosed but major role rumored to be Charlie Cox’s love interest. Notably absent from the series’ roster thus far are Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page and Eldon Henson’s Foggy Nelson.
Although Marvel is notorious for keeping certain character reveals close to their chest, it remains to be seen whether Charlie Cox’s original Daredevil will remain canon, or if this is a different variant of the character from what we saw in that series. This might have a huge impact on how the series moves forward and could determine whether Foggy and Karen Page have been recast or not. Regardless, Daredevil: Born Again is a welcome return to a Marvel character that many fans love and have already poured hours of viewing hours into.