Spider-Man: No Way Home has many characters rumored and confirmed to appear. One of those characters has been Charlie Cox’s Daredevil. With release delays, there has only been more time for speculation to circulate. In April 2020, over a year ago, Charlie Cox did an interview with ComicBook.com where he repeated that he isn’t in the movie. He insisted that if the rumors are true and the character is in Spider-Man: No Way Home, it isn’t him playing the character. Despite this, rumors have continued to suggest that this isn’t true and we’ll soon be seeing him in the film. Now, according to what insider Daniel Richtman has shared with his Patreon page, we’ll be seeing him in the movie. They claim that they were able to confirm with someone that Daredevil really is in the film.
While Cox couldn’t have been more clear a year ago, it’s also true that Marvel actors will deny casting rumors until the studio allows them to reveal the news. That’s part of their contract. It makes it difficult to know whether the actors’ denials can be believed at first. In the year since that interview, rumors have continued to circulate that Cox is in the upcoming Spider-Man film. While this news from Daniel Richtman is still only a rumor, it’s another voice saying that they’ve heard it’s happening.
This isn’t the only rumor about upcoming projects for Daredevil. Other sources have claimed that Charlie Cox will be bringing the character back for Disney+ in the upcoming Echo series and in She-Hulk. Both of these pieces of news would make sense for the characters. Echo and Matt Murdock encounter each other in the Marvel Comics series, so there is a background there for the television writers to play with. Matt Murdock and Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk) are both lawyers. It’s been said that the She-Hulk series is going to be a lawyer comedy. That sounds like the perfect groundwork to bring Charlie Cox’s character in.
Will it make sense to bring his character into Spider-Man: No Way Home? Strategically, that decision would make a lot of sense for Marvel. They recently got the rights back to the characters previously owned by Netflix, including Punisher, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil. There has been a lot of speculation and news about the development of new series for these characters from Marvel. To better connect those characters into new Disney+ series, and into the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe, it might make sense for the writers to have some of these characters begin appearing in both Disney+ series and the movies. Building up those appearances could also better lead audiences into the new series they’re said to be creating for these characters.
It’s unclear whether Marvel will confirm Charlie Cox’s appearance as Daredevil in Spider-Man: No Way Home before the scheduled release. Marvel loves to keep us guessing. It’s entirely likely that we won’t be 100% sure of this until we see the film for ourselves. That will happen when the movie releases in theaters on December 17, 2021.