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If Daredevil does show up in the MCU, Marvel's Kevin Feige says he’ll be played by Charlie Cox

Cox played Matt Murdock across three seasons of Netflix's Daredevil TV show.

By Josh Weiss
Daredevil Hero

The Man Without Fear could return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and just wait 'till you hear who'll be playing him if he does. Recently catching up with CinemaBlend, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed something fans have been clamoring for.

"If you were to see Daredevil in upcoming things, Charlie Cox, yes, would be the actor playing Daredevil," the MCU mastermind said. "Where we see that, how we see that, when we see that, remains to be seen."

Leave it to Mr. Feige to give up a massive reveal that leaves us with a thousand more questions. The man knows how to give us just enough while still playing it cool.

Cox portrayed Matt Murdock across three seasons of Netflix's Daredevil TV show — as well as in the Defenders miniseries — charming his way into the hearts of viewers and cementing himself as one of the greatest Marvel characters ever put to screen. He is the third actor to take on the role in the world of live-action after Rex Smith and Ben Affleck.

It is heavily rumored that Cox is set to appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home (in theaters everywhere Dec. 17) to defend Tom Holland's Peter Parker against murder accusations stemming from the events of Far From Home. Some fans even thought they spotted Cox's arms in the first No Way Home trailer released over the summer, but the actor was quick to shut down the theory.

During an interview in October, Cox engaged in some light speculation on how Daredevil might work if he were to return to the Marvel Universe, stating: “I imagine it would be kind of like, the upgraded version, or something like that. If there was an opportunity for me to come back as Daredevil, however that would look like, I imagine it would be a reimagining of the character and the show. So, if they choose me to do it, there are going to be some elements that are of course the same."

When Murdock does step back onto the scene, he won't be the only super-powered attorney. In fact, he might want to consider setting up a legal practice with Tatiana Maslany's Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk (a noted legal defender of heroes in the comics).

What's more: Cox might not be the only Netflix alum to come back. Last week's episode of Hawkeye on Disney+ teased the arrival of Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin (the classic Daredevil baddie has strong connections to Alaqua Cox's Echo). Similar to Cox and Murdock, it's hard to imagine anyone else playing Fisk other than Vincent D'Onofrio.

An overjoyed D'Onofrio reacted to Feige's comments on Twitter, writing: "So happy for Charlie Cox, he really deserves this. He's a great actor and a wonderful guy. He put so much into playing DareDevil in such a unique way. Love this news. #NoFearNoGreedNoEnvy."