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 hit 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 Frank Miller’s famous story as he texted those working on the Netflix series:
“This was actually when this news you were talking about came out, I texted some of the guys on the show and the lyrics I wrote was ‘Born Again’.”
daredevil and the other Marvel shows on Netflix pushed the boundaries of violence and gore. It remains to be seen if we’ll see that level in the future of the MCU, but whatever Marvel decides to do, Charlie Cox is ready:
“I wouldn’t take it beyond the Marvel folks to achieve that. I’m such a fan of everything they’ve done so far, I definitely wouldn’t underestimate them. So if they were a more PG version of Daredevil wanted to make, I support them to find a way to do where it’s completely consistent with everything we’ve done And maybe there’s a little less blood, maybe there’s some, but I support them to make it to do.”
Charlie Cox went on to say that he thinks a PG-13 daredevil project can work and even pointed to a run that could work in the MCU:
“My feeling is that the comics work best. The Daredevil comics for me are more exciting, more readable and more recognizable when they live in a dark space. That said, and of course I think the Bendis/Maleev run is probably the best example of that. It could definitely work, but I don’t think you can deny that Daredevil will never work as well in a PG world as Spider-Man. Do you know what I mean? That’s the point. I think 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 synopsis of the movie:
For the first time in Spider-Man cinematic history, the identity of our friendly neighborhood hero is revealed, putting his Superhero responsibilities in conflict with his normal life and endangering those he cares about most. When he enlists the help of Doctor Strange to recover his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, unleashing the most powerful villains ever to battle a Spider-Man in any universe. Now Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will forever change not only his own future, but also 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, JB 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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