When Daredevil Season 3 arrives on Netflix later this year, it will feature a cameo appearance from one of the most important Marvel Comics creators of all time.
In a new interview with The Marvelists podcast to discuss, among other things, the inclusion of his creation The Vision in Avengers: Infinity War (as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general), Thomas confirmed that he will be appearing in the upcoming third season of Netflix's inaugural Marvel series.
“I think it’s okay to mention it, they just didn’t want any secrets about the thing," Thomas said. "Nobody’s gonna see me in that. If you’ve got a magnifying glass, you can probably spot me.”
Thomas didn't elaborate on where he'll appear on the show, or when, or how (Marvel legend Stan Lee, you may remember, appears in the series in the form of a photograph on a police station wall), so we have no idea exactly what to look for when trying to spot him. Marvel Comics faithful will definitely be on the lookout, though, so Thomas' cameo will definitely be revealed soon after the new season arrives sometime later this year.
Thomas joined Marvel Comics in 1965, and quickly established himself at the company at a time when most of the publisher's superhero stories were still being scripted by Stan Lee. In 1966, he took over writing duties on The Avengers directly from Lee, and became one of the most important Avengers scribes ever, scripting the title for six years and co-creating Avengers mainstays like Vision, Carol Danvers (now known as Captain Marvel), and the supervillain Ultron. Through the late 1960s and early 1970s he wrote runs on numerous key titles, including Uncanny X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, and, yes, Daredevil. In 1972, he succeeded Lee as Marvel's editor-in-chief, a title he held until 1974. He's Marvel Comics royalty, a member of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame, and a living legend, so it's only right that he get a cameo appearance now and then. Now, if only we could get him sharing the screen with Vision sometime...
Daredevil Season 3 is in production now.