Hopefully you’ve got a big grain of salt handy, because an unconfirmed rumor is making the rounds in the media and straight into our Daredevil-loving hearts.
It all started earlier today when Murphy’s Multiverse reported that Charlie Cox would be reprising his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil for Sony’s Spider-Man 3 film. Since then, the news has been amplified on multiple sites, but no one else has confirmed it. Empire Magazine almost did, but quickly deleted the article.
It’s certainly possible that Charlie Cox could join the Marvel Cinematic Universe now that the rights to Daredevil have reverted to Disney. It’s also something many fans (myself included) have wanted to see happen for a while.
So what type of weight does a report from Murphy’s Multiverse carry?
Well, they’ve got a decent track record of reporting smaller scoops that end up being accurate. An unconfirmed report from them doesn’t carry near the same level of confidence as one from The Hollywood Reporter or Variety, but it’s definitely not shameless clickbait like some other places. Their latest scoop to make some noise included video/images confirming that Hailee Steinfeld is playing Kate Bishop in the new Hawkeye series.
Todays news, however, would be the biggest story they’ve broken by far if it turns out to be true.
It would also be all types of awesome, especially for those of us who were gutted by Netflix’s fantastic Daredevil series getting canceled. While we all hope that the rest of the series’ fantastic team given another chance, seeing Charlie Cox portray the character in an MCU film would be a dream come true–even if it’s just as Matt Murdock (and working as Peter Parker’s lawyer).
I get the concern about
Spider-Man: Homeward Bound Spider-Man 3 potentially becoming too crowded, but Marvel has pulled this type of thing off with flying colors plenty of times before. The Avengers movies are the obvious example, and think about how good Captain America: Civil War was.
Also, a movie involving a multiverse within a giant franchise pretty much has to have a large cast–and we now know that’s what’s being set up thanks to the confirmed casting of Alfred Molina as Dr. Octopus and Jamie Foxx as Electro. Add in the unconfirmed rumors of Andrew Garfield, Kirsten Dunst, and Tobey Maguire returning, and Spider-Man 3 might be what convinces a lot of us to visit a theater again in a post COVID-19 vaccine world.
Let’s just hope this news about Charlie Cox returning as Daredevil is true…and that the Daredevil series gets the fourth and fifth seasons it deserves on Hulu.
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