Published On: Sun, Oct 23rd, 2022

Charlie Cox Credits Online Campaign With Saving ‘Daredevil’

Daredevil in Marvel and Disney+ She-Hulk series.

For most actors, a series cancellation means the end of their tenure playing a specific character. But for the few lucky ones, like Daredevil‘s Charlie Cox, there’s the promise of resurrection. When Marvel cut ties with Netflix, cancelling Daredevil (2015-2018) after 3 seasons, fans were dismayed that one of the best superhero series on television was ending. But a steady “Save Daredevil” online campaign from the fandom kept hope alive, and eventually Cox’s Matt Murdock was brought into the Disney/MCU fold. Cox made a cameo in 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, and it was announced this summer that the character would headline his own Disney+ series, Daredevil: Born Again, which is set for early 2024. Fans also got to see a lighthearted version of Matt Murdock in She-Hulk, where he romances Jennifer Walters (it’s unclear whether Maslany will appear in Born Again, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed).

And Cox’s return to the role was just as much a surprise to him as it was to the audience. “From my perspective, I got a phone call from Kevin Feige in 2020 saying “Would you consider coming back and playing the character again? If so, we’d like to put you in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and we’d like to put you in She-Hulk.” From my point of view, it was just suddenly, that was what the next year of my life was going to look like which was incredibly exciting and overwhelming, emotionally overwhelming, as you can imagine, having not heard from— not spoken to anyone or heard from anyone about the character for over two years.”

The Mary Sue

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