Might we get a lot more Charlie Cox soon?
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As much as we all loved Charlie Cox’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in Spider-Man: No Way Home, we could’ve stood to see more of him. Cox’s cameo as Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, lasts only one scene with the lawyer delivering the news that the charges against Peter Parker (Tom Holland) likely wouldn’t stick, and that Happy (Jon Favreau) was going to need a “very good lawyer.” According to a new rumor from an insider with a good record, we may very well get a deleted scene or two with Cox in the home release of No Way Home.
The rumor comes from Amit Chaudhari, who posted a list of what they say is the over 100 minutes of bonus content that will be available on the Spider-Man: No Way Home Blu-ray. At the top of a long list of featurettes are five deleted scenes, two of which — as Murphy’s Multiverse points out — bear titles that stand out as potential places for Charlie Cox to appear. First there’s “Interrogation Scene Extended,” which presumably is when the police are interrogating Peter. That could be a perfect time for Matt Murdock to reveal himself. The other scene is “Happy’s Very Good Lawyer,” which could be Murdock or it could be someone else. Even if it is another character, Cox could still appear as someone introducing Happy and his new counsel. You can see the unconfirmed bonus content list below.
Of course, while we’re all for more of Charlie Cox as Daredevil, in terms of the “Happy’s Very Good Lawyer,” there is another obvious possibility. Pretty soon, Matt Murdock won’t be the only person in the MCU who divides their time between being a superhero and being a lawyer. Tatiana Maslany will be playing Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, in the upcoming Disney+ She-Hulk series. Perhaps it will be her, not Charlie Cox, in the “Happy’s Very Good Lawyer” scene; assuming, of course, the report is genuine.
Charlie Cox first took on the role of Matt Murdock in Marvel’s first Netflix series, Daredevil, in 2015. Between late 2018 and early 2019, Daredevil and the rest of Marvel’s Netflix series — including Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Punisher, and Iron Fist — were all cancelled. Since then, not only has the possibility of their revival remained in limbo, but even their official canonical status as part of the MCU came into question.
During the lead up to Spider-Man: No Way Home, unconfirmed reports that Charlie Cox would make an appearance in the film as Matt Murdock were some of the most widely speculated. Perhaps the only rumors that spread faster around the web were those of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield returning as their respective versions of Spider-Man.
While Charlie Cox didn’t appear in the series, Daredevil fans got another big hint that they were right about his appearance in No Way Home when Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk — Matt Murdock’s nemesis — appeared in episode 5 of Hawkeye. The episode was timed perfectly; streaming only two days before the premiere of No Way Home.
As to whether or not we’ll be seeing Charlie Cox with his own Daredevil series or movie soon, we don’t know. In the meantime, inside sources have said to “expect to see him everywhere” in the MCU. That tracks. Perhaps for now Matt Murdock will be kind of like the new Agent Coulson, except his brief appearances will be for whenever a superhero needs a lawyer. Considering Marvel superheroes tend to indirectly destroy lots of property, “whenever a superhero needs a lawyer” could wind up being quite a lot.