Despite rumors to the contrary, Charlie Cox says he won’t appear in “Spider-Man 3” as Matt Murdock or Daredevil but he’s definitely open to the idea…
Charlie Cox loved playing “Daredevil” for three seasons on the Netflix series but with Disney+ about to launch, the streaming service decided to sever ties with all of their Marvel series including “Jessica Jones,” “The Punisher,” and “Luke Cage.”
Recently rumors began swirling that while the “Daredevil” series was dead that Cox might make a surprise appearance in the upcoming “Spider-Man 3” movie starring Tom Holland. The idea was that perhaps Cox could portray Daredevil’s alter ego Matt Murdock, who could potentially serve as Peter Parker’s attorney in the third film in the series.
Well sadly, Cox has now shot down those rumors while saying as much as he loved the character, no one has contacted him about reprising his role as Daredevil in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
“I hadn’t heard those rumors, but it’s certainly not with my Daredevil. I’m not involved in it,” Cox told ComicBook.com “If that’s true, it’s not with me. It’s with another actor.”
At this point, it’s hard to imagine anyone else playing Daredevil, especially considering the rave reviews Cox received after portraying “The Man Without Fear” for three seasons on Netflix.
That said, Cox is definitely open to the idea of returning to play Daredevil again, perhaps this time gaining a larger role in the MCU, which was an option unavailable to him previously because his series was on Netflix.
“Look, I had a great time. I’m so grateful I got to play that character as long as I did. Of course, I’d love to keep going. I’d love to be involved with it,” Cox said.
“As a fan of the Marvel movies, I’ve loved the little stuff where they pop up here and there but because we were on Netflix, we weren’t able to do as much for legal reasons, I don’t know why. But I love the idea of Jessica and Matt showing up in the background or Matt as a lawyer advising Peter Parker. That’d be really, really cool.”
It remains to be seen if Marvel will attempt to resurrect those same characters at some point in the film universe or possibly even bringing them back for another series on Disney+. For now, Cox will just remain a fan of the MCU while leaving the door open for his potential return in the future.