In Marvel’s hit Netflix series Daredevil, Charlie Cox has played the titular character for four and a half years. As the blind lawyer Matt Murdock, Cox brought vigilante justice to the streets of Hell’s Kitchen with superhuman senses as his alter ego, Daredevil. However, when the show was abruptly canceled, he admits that he never saw it coming.
But, Cox was not the only one. Writers were already hard at work, imagining possible plotlines for season 4. Yet, it is Cox, as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, who most felt the weight of having to lay the baton down for good. Cox told Entertainment Weekly:
“A lot of us really expected to keep going, and I certainly did. The truth is, I felt like we had a lot of stories to tell, and although I understand [the cancellation], I’m very saddened by that. It’s just how business works. But also, these characters mean a lot to people. It’s weird to think there’s a chance I won’t be playing Matt Murdock ever again. That’s a bizarre feeling, because that character has been such a huge part of my life for the last four and a half years.”
Without question, Cox openly admits his love for the role, even calling it his “Dream job.” However, when asked if there is a chance he would return to the role, he was quick to avoid starting any rumors that could unfairly raise the hopes of fans.
Despite the pains of having to let the popular Netflix show go, he was sure to let EW know how much he would love to suit up as Daredevil once again. Hopefully, Cox and his great cast of co-stars will get their chance to bring their characters to life once again.
Daredevil season 3 stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Wilson Bethel, Jay Ali, and Lesley Ann Warren.
Missing for months, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) reemerges a broken man, putting into question his future as both vigilante Daredevil and lawyer Matthew Murdock. But when his archenemy Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) is released from prison, Matt must choose between hiding from the world, or embracing his destiny as a hero.
Daredevil Season 3 is now streaming on Netflix. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we learn it.