Charlie Cox recently discussed the idea of doing a “lighter” Daredevil series in the future.
With Charlie Cox back in the fold as Daredevil in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a revival of the popular Netflix show has undoubtedly crossed the minds of many. Cox revealed in an interview with ComicBook.com that when his return was confirmed, he alluded to the famous Frank Miller story while texting those who worked on the Netflix series:
“This was actually when this news that you talked about came out, I was texting with some of the guys from the show and the text I wrote was, ‘Born Again.'”
Daredevil and the other Marvel shows on Netflix pushed the limits of violence and gore. It remains to be seen if we will see that level in the MCU’s future, but whatever Marvel decides to do, Charlie Cox is up for it:
“I wouldn’t put it past the folks at Marvel to be able to accomplish that. I’m such a fan of everything they’ve done so far, I wouldn’t underestimate them at all. So if they wanted to make a more PG version of Daredevil, I back them to find a way to do where it feels totally in keeping with everything we’ve done. And maybe there’s a little less blood, maybe there’s a little whatever, but I back them to do it.”
Charlie Cox went onto say that he thinks a PG-13 Daredevil project can work and even pointed out a run that could work in the MCU:
“My feeling is that the comics work best. The Daredevil comics, for me, are more exciting, readable, relatable when they lives in a darker space. Having said that like, and obviously, I’m thinking the Bendis/Maleev run is probably the best example of that. It absolutely can work, but I guess what you can’t deny is Daredevil is never going to work as well in a PG world as Spider-Man does. Do you know what I mean? That’s the point. I think that the age of the character, the Christian guilt, his history with women and stuff, it’s like it’s a little bit more mature, it has to be.”
You can catch Charlie Cox’s return in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Here is the film’s synopsis:
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx, with Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Charlie Cox, and Tom Hardy.
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