If you happened to be able to catch Spider-Man: No Way Home in the theatres on debut night, you were likely treated to applause and plenty of animated chants throughout the nearly two-and-a-half-hour-long film. The third film in the Tom Holland-led franchise revealed not only the inclusion of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man but also a fan favorite cameo from Netflix’s Hell’s Kitchen vigilante himself, Charlie Cox. But it seems not every crowd had the same overzealous reaction when everyone’s favorite Daredevil was confirmed to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Charlie Cox recently opened up about his disappointing experience during a No Way Home screening.
Either Charlie Cox was at the wrong movie, or I just got lucky at my local opening night screening of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Unlike many viewers’ experience, Cox recently told Radio Times that he snuck into a viewing of Spider-Man shortly following its release. Previously, Cox said his nephew had sent him a video clip of an audience going wild for his cameo. But to Cox’s dismay, the experience was much different. Stating the theatre was “dead f**king quiet” when Matt Murdock appeared on screen, Cox revealed that his wife even filmed the embarrassingly decrescendoed moment as they hoped for a boisterous reaction. Check out Charlie Cox’s full quote below:
It’s funny, I got so many text messages and so many calls about that moment in the cinema. My nephew sent me a recording of everyone cheering. So I snuck into a movie theater near where I live and literally stood in the corridor… and, sadly, my experience was it was dead f**king quiet! I was so disappointed – my wife was with me and she was recording me, because it’d be fun to have that moment of everyone cheering, and then… tumbleweed!Charlie Cox
It is important to note that Charlie Cox didn’t necessarily reveal when or where he went to view the film. And as mundane as that information may seem, the fact remains that hardcore fans–otherwise known as the ones that will make noise in the theatre when something big happens–tend to see the movie opening night or shortly after. Possibly, Cox went to a screening at a later date that simply was filled with a crowd that may have not been familiar with his hit Netflix adaptation of Daredevil. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown to be a global phenomenon not only popular amongst fans of the supe trope but everyday moviegoers as well.
Luckily for fans, the disappointing viewing wasn’t the only thing Charlie Cox brought to the table for his recent interview. He also teased his future within the MCU, revealing that he knows “something” when asked the question on every fan’s mind. However, Cox revealed that he could not elaborate any further on what exactly his role will be going forward.
Charlie Cox first portrayed the “man without fear” on Netflix’s 2015 hit Marvel series, Daredevil. While the series was canceled after only three seasons, both Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio who portrayed crime boss Kingpin were heavily praised for their portrayals of the beloved Marvel characters. Vincent D’Onofrio also landed his triumphant return as Kingpin on Disney+ series Hawkeye just two days before No Way Home landed in theatres.
While the future of Charlie Cox in the MCU remains unclear, fans are certain of one thing: Daredevil is well and alive within the multiverse. Some fans even think we may see the infamous lawyer on screen again soon, possibly during Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Until Marvel reveals more news on the future of Daredevil, fans hope to catch additional footage of Matt Murdock when Spider-Man: No Way Home’s digital release lands next month.