Daredevil star Charlie Cox opened up about his return in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The cat’s out of the bag and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is all the better for it. Charlie Cox returned as Daredevil in last year’s highest-grossing film Spider-Man: No Way Home. Though his appearance was brief, it set the precedent that characters from Netflix’s Marvel Universe could pop up in the MCU proper. Vincent D’Onofrio, from Netflix’s Daredevil, also reprised his role as Kingpin for Disney Plus’ Hawkeye.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Charlie Cox offered a deep dive into his short cameo, which saw Matt Murdock advising Peter Parker about his legal troubles. Aunt May and Happy Hogan, played by Jon Favreau were also at the round table discussion. Ironically, Favreau played Hogan many years ago in Ben Affleck’s Daredevil. Speaking with the outlet, Cox revealed that there was originally a cheeky easter egg towards Favreau’s Foggy that was ultimately scrapped.
“I don’t think they used it, but we added a little Easter egg where he goes, ‘Yeah, I’m a little foggy on how that happened’ or something. That was a cool moment for me to meet him and chat about all that stuff.”
Charlie Cox went on to discuss how the now-iconic scene came to be. The Daredevil star mentioned how director Jon Watts wanted to introduce the character with a slight pause.
“Jon said, ‘I have built in this moment where we reveal you, and no one speaks for a few beats because the audience will have a big reaction. I was a bit embarrassed, like, ‘Are you sure?’ I was going with the flow, but thinking, ‘I hope it’s not a letdown.’ But I got a lot of texts from friends who were at the premiere or saw it opening weekend, who told me there was a cool vocal reaction when that scene came on. It’s a strange feeling, but I am so grateful.”
We know for a fact that Charlie Cox will return as Daredevil but it’s unclear where we’ll see him next. Rumors suggest that Kingpin will return for the Echo series, so perhaps the Man With No Fear will pop up then as well? Only time will tell when we found. As for Cox, he knows a bit about his plans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he hopes to return alongside Vincent D’Onofrio in the future.
“I am imagining, I am hoping, that our worlds will collide again because the stuff we’ve done in the past was tremendous fun to do, and he’s such an incredible actor. We have to start every conversation with, ‘What do you know?’ because you have to be careful. It’s really exciting.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home is still dominating cinemas. You can check out the synopsis below:
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 and Tobey Maguire.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter