With the Netflix Defenders group moving over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s been a decent amount of rumoring and speculation about who would be making the move over from one platform to another. It’s not going to be a universal shift for every character in the group, but one guy who looks locked into his role is Charlie Cox as Daredevil. And all of the previous rumors might end up being true with We Got This Covered reporting that Cox is now set to take part in multiple Marvel projects in Marvel’s Phase Four and beyond.
This latest news comes on the heels of wild and rampant internet speculation that Charlie Cox is going to be involved in Spider-Man: No Way Home. This has never been formally announced, but last week it started making the rounds that Daredevil had at least some part in that film. Those rumors only gained more of a groundswell when Cox backed out of a Celebrity Fan Fest appearance because he was needed for movie reshoots. Which movie, they didn’t say but it’s interesting because according to IMDB, Cox has no current or upcoming projects. That led fans to believe his work in the Marvel Universe is being kept tightly under wraps and he was going off to wrap things up with Tom Holland and company.
Since leaving Netflix, Charlie Cox has also been loosely attached and rumored to be joining a number of other Marvel Phase Four projects. The one with the most legs is She-Hulk which has been bandied about for months now. This project will be set partly in a legal setting considering She-Hulk’s alter-ego Jessica Walter is a lawyer who will be defending superheroes. Factor in that Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock is a New York City lawyer and one can see why this overlap would make a lot of sense.
And then Giant Freakin Robot had the exclusive that Charlie Cox would have a role in Hawkeye alongside Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld as Clint Barton and Kate Bishop respectively. If this were the case then we are looking at at least three shows or movies that Cox would show up in, making his introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe a much bigger affair than originally expected.
Of course, Charlie Cox isn’t the only Defender who looks like he is making the move from Netflix over to Marvel. Jon Bernthal has been rumored to be returning as Frank Castle/ The Punisher as well. That could be in the form of a Hulu series considering The Punishers’ particular form of crime-fighting doesn’t exactly fit on Disney+. As for Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Kristyn Ritter (Jessica Jones), and Finn Jones (Iron Fist), the future is less certain. It isn’t looking like these three are going to make the move.
Where there is enough smoke there’s typically a comic book movie fire with this kind of stuff. While we don’t exactly where/ when Charlie Cox will make his appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is all but certain to happen at this point. It’s a well-deserved casting for a guy who helped carry the Netflix Marvel group for years.