Those Charlie Cox rumors just won’t go away, which is a good thing. The more we hear about Cox returning as Matt Murdock, the better it may ultimately be for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Daredevil, and the actor himself.
This rumor, which we have heard a few times prior, has Cox being somehow involved with the new Disney+ series She-Hulk. It appears to be confirmed by sources for We Got This Covered who said the series was in the works long before that was confirmed. Now, the source doesn’t explain yet how Charlie Cox finds his way to She-Hulk and at this point, do we care? What we do care about is that Daredevil is back in the MCU.
Naturally, this isn’t the first Charlie Cox/Daredevil returns to the MCU rumor that has been swirling around the actor. It has been widely thought that Cox is set to make his return to the MCU in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Fans have been clamoring for the actor to return almost immediately after Netflix unceremoniously canceled Daredevil after three short seasons, a cancellation that caught even Cox by surprise.
“A lot of us really expected to keep going and I certainly did. The truth is, I felt like we had a lot of stories to tell, and although I understand [the cancellation] I’m very saddened by that,” Charlie Cox told Entertainment Weekly not long after the cancellation. “It’s just how business works. But also, these characters mean a lot to people. It’s weird to think there’s a chance I won’t be playing Matt Murdock ever again. That’s a bizarre feeling because that character has been such a huge part of my life for the last four and a half years.”
This was before Charlie Cox’s name began to pop up as casting went out for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Speculation surrounding that movie is that somehow Peter Parker will enlist the aid of Matt Murdock as at the conclusion of Spider-Man: Far From Home, J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson announces to the world that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. No Way Home also boasts a cast that has multi-verse implications as not only will Simmons reprise his role as Jameson, but also returning to the Spider-Man universe is Alfred Molina as Otto Octavius/Doc Ock, and Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro. Of course, leading the multi-verse way is Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, who looks to possibly filling the mentor shoes of the recently deceased Tony Stark.
Then there are the big rumors, the ones that say where there’s smoke, there is fire. Andrew Garfield and the OG Spider-Man Tobey Maguire’s name continue to show up as production continues on No Way Home, so fans are just going to have to be patient a while longer to see who actually shows up.
Back to She-Hulk and Charlie Cox. When Marvel President Kevin Feige first announced She-Hulk was coming to Disney+, he didn’t offer much more. At that same time, it was rumored (and denied by the actress) that Tatiana Maslany would be handling the duties as Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk. She has since been confirmed for the lead and the actress was happy to share the news on her Instagram page. It was also announced that Bruce Banner himself, Mark Ruffalo, would appear in the series as well as Tim Roth, who is returning as Abomination.
But then Feige decided to describe the tone She-Hulk would take and it came as a shock to many, though it does paint a picture that could fix Charlie Cox. The idea is for the show to be a half-hour legal comedy. Why? Well as Feige is quick to point out, the studio has yet to try a half-hour comedy series. All of their previous shows have been the longer one-hour format with a sprinkling of humor mixed in. This, by all accounts, looks to be a straight-on comedy. Interesting.
Bringing Charlie Cox into the mix, one can see where a drama may be better suited, he being a defense attorney and the comic book version of Walters being a private attorney who routinely represented superhumans. Pitting them against each other in court could have its drama, but one could also see some comedy developing from these situations.
As long as Charlie Cox is back in the MCU as Matt Murdock and Daredevil, let the laughs fly.