The Best Daredevil Scene Was Supposed To Go Differently
Daredevil's beloved walk of shame scene in the season finale of She-Hulk originally was slated to appear in the post-credit scenes.
Following Matt Murdock’s appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans were excited to see when Daredevil would reappear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But it wasn’t until the final episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law that actor Charlie Cox finally got some much-needed screen time. Although the occasion presented a more humorous version of The Man Without Fear, the character’s walk of shame scene was intended for a different point in the episode, particularly the end credit scene.
Speaking to The Direct, director Kat Coiro explained that the moment of levity in “Ribbit and Rip It” was supposed to be a post-credits scene for episode eight. After battling Jennifer Walters in the courtroom which led to the pair spending the night together, Daredevil is seen taking the infamous walk of shame the next day, clad in his newly-designed red-and-yellow suit. But the scene ended up blending into the episode instead.
“His walk of shame was originally going to be that [post-credits],” Coiro told the publication. “And then I think it just played rhythmically better to be the way it is. But that’s where that was originally.”
After Daredevil leaves Jen’s apartment, the camera cuts back to her. Breaking the fourth wall, she questions whether the episode should be ending in a subtle nod to the original plan. Instead, the story concludes with the gala sequence.
For his last appearance on She-Hulk, Daredevil is seen celebrating with Jen and her family as Bruce Banner returns from Sakaar with his son. In an interview with Variety, Tatiana Maslany hinted at what the future may hold for the characters’ relationship. Although she confirmed that they do share a connection, she’s not sure if it will become something serious or remains casual.
However, Daredevil and Jen Walters are so early on in their relationship, they’re probably not even thinking too far into the future. “I don’t know what Jen’s life looks like now, other than it’s opening up,” Maslany told the publication. “They have a very real connection. I’m curious how that manifests, whether it’s getting together now and again and having fun, or if it buds into something more. But I don’t think either of them is thinking in terms of that.”
Away from the Daredevil story, She-Hulk’s season finale sees Jennifer smash out of the show to confront the writers about why the finale is so needlessly convoluted with extraneous, nonsensical plot lines. This includes one about a group of toxic fans who troll her about being a female superhero who doesn’t deserve her powers. The actress told the publication there was satisfaction seeing real-life trolls use the same criticisms when discussing the show.
Now that Maslany’s Marvel Cinematic Universe television tenure appears to be over, Cox and his Netflix Daredevil co-star Vincent D’Onofrio will appear in several shows set during the Phase Five timeline. Both actors will lead a new, 18-episode Marvel series called Daredevil: Born Again, which is set for a 2024 release. Its title refers to Marvel’s 1986 comic arc of the same name, which inspired the events of Daredevil’s third season.
However, rumors suggest that Daredevil: Born Again will try to adapt the more recent “Mayor Fisk” story arc, CBR reports. Cox and D’Onofrio will also star in Echo, a spinoff of Marvel’s Hawkeye series where D’Onofrio made his official return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin.