Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio Marvel Return Confirmed

It looks like we finally have confirmation that both Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio will be returning to Marvel for larger roles.

By Doug Norrie | Published

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One of the worst kept secrets in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was that we were going to get the group from the Defenders Netflix entourage working their way into more and more stories going forward. We’d already seen some cameos from that group, but no one had taken center stage in a movie or series yet. That’s about to change. Deadline has it that Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are set to be major recurring characters in the Echo series for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will have a big part in the story. Based on the main character, this was pretty much expected, but it’s great to hear that we are going in this direction for sure now in the MCU.

This news that Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are joining Echo as major players follows the events of Hawkeye when we saw the latter connected to Alaqua Cox’s Maya Lopez in that he was the one who had become her guardian after the death of her father. But it’s later revealed, and this is consistent with the comic book storyline, that Wilson Fisk had actually been the one who’d killed her father. Maya learns this and begins to confront Kingpin, though the outcome of their battle was left as something of a cliffhanger. It appears that Echo will explore more of this story and will focus on Lopez’s Echo gaining more of a foothold in the New York City criminal underworld.

Additionally, in the comic books, Echo has been part of a number of different Daredevil storylines which is another reason having Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio was something of a foregone conclusion. She’s come at odds with Matthew Murdock over the years, while also working as an ally at times as well. Their powers stand in juxtaposition to each other which is what makes the interplay such a good one. While Daredevil is blind and uses his heightened other senses to do battle, Echo is deaf and is able to mimic the fighting styles of her opponents.

As far as where they’ve fallen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, we’ve gotten more of Vincent D’Onofrio than Charlie Cox. The former had a bigger role in Hawkeye before it was all said and done. But Charlie Cox we’ve only seen once so far. That was in a brief cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home. His Matt Murdock was giving legal advice to Peter Parker and crew following the outing of Peter’s alter-ego by Mysterio at the end of Far From Home. Charlie Cox didn’t get into the Daredevil suit, but did let on about his powers when he caught a brick flying through the window.

With Vincent D’Onofrio and Charlie Cox now firmly set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it likely won’t be long until we get some of the other Netflix folks into the mix. There’s talk that Krysten Ritter will be back as Jessica Jones, with Giant Freakin Robot having the exclusive scoop that she would reprise the role in the MCU. And there’s been speculation that Jon Bernthal will return as Frank Castle/ The Punisher at some point as well. Echo is expected to hit Disney+ sometime in 2023.