Looks like Daredevil is headed to Disney+.
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Daredevil was a massive success on Netflix, but now that the rights to the character have reverted back to Marvel Studios and Disney, fans are eagerly anticipating how the Man Without Fear will make his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We have heard a number of rumors jumping around from an appearance in Spider-Man 3 to a prominent role in She-Hulk. But a new scoop suggests that Matt Murdock might also be getting his own time to shine.
In a story about The Book of Boba Fett, Small Screen actually mentioned that they have heard rumblings of Daredevil getting his own miniseries on the Disney streaming platform. This lines up with some other rumors Mikey Sutton over at Geekosity has heard about what Disney wants to do with the masked vigilante. They know that the character (and Charlie Cox) has a strong fan following and they want to deliver something that will feel appropriately momentous for his inclusion into the proper Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There is no question that fans would love to see a Daredevil miniseries with Charlie Cox back in the role, but there is the question of how the character’s darker and more violent aspects would be handled on Disney+. There is speculation that Disney would use their Hulu platform to premiere more mature series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,b ut they have made a very strong point about those stories being exclusively available on Disney+. There may have to be a reckoning with Disney+ and how it might offer more mature content to its users. We know it’s doing that internationally with the Star service and section in Disney+’s international platform. Could such an outlet come to the American version of the service?
If Daredevil is planning to show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before he gets his own outing, it will be interesting to see how Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige would bring him into the fray. Mikey Sutton of Geekosity says that Feige has an “if ain’t broke, don’t fix it attitude”, and he seems to recognize that fans are already on board with the version of Charlie Cox that they have seen in the Netflix series. Whatever we end up getting with this new version of Daredevil, it is almost certain to be nearly identical to what fans would expect from the Netflix version.
It is invigorating to know that we will be getting Daredevil back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that he will be able to interact with the rest of the characters and world in a way he was not able to in the Netflix series. Out of all the Netflix/Marvel shows, it is arguable that Matt Murdock made the strongest and most long-lasting impression of them all. Still, we would love to see the return of other characters like Jessica Jones (that could be in the works) and Luke Cage. Hopefully, we will hear more news about these characters making their way into the proper Marvel Cinematic Universe.