Is Daredevil an MCU variant? Charlie Cox gives confusing response
Charlie Cox weighed in on whether his titular hero in Daredevil: Rebirth would be a variant, though his answer actually caused more confusion.
With Daredevil: Rebirth on the horizon, Charlie Cox has updated whether the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Daredevil will be a variant, which is as confusing as the multiverse itself. The mighty street-lawyer-turned-superhero has earned acclaim after leading Netflix's Daredevil, and has recently resurfaced in the MCU with Spider-Man: Nowhere to Return and She-Hulk: The Lawyer. Matt Murdoch will get another chance to fight crime on the small screen with another project coming out, and Cox will reprise the role.
However, whether Daredevil: Rebirth will feature the same character from the Netflix show, or whether he will be a multiverse variant like Kang the Conqueror in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum of Madness, It remains to be seen. It's unclear if the original Daredevil should be considered a canon of rebirth stories. In an interview with innews.co.uk, Cox did his best to answer that question. Unfortunately, his response wasn't very helpful. Check out what he has to say below:
"I don’t think it’s a different character. I just think it’s maybe a different period of his life. I don’t think my interpretation will change – they hired the same actor. We’re saying this is a whole new… era, or variant? I haven’t read the scripts, so I don’t know. But like, it’s part of the multiverse?”
Are The Netflix Marvel Shows Part of MCU Canon?
While Daredevil may be the most prominent character on the Marvel Netflix show, he's not the only one. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Erica and The Punisher are all waiting for their chance to reappear in the MCU, and questions remain about their place in the franchise canon. Thankfully, Cox previously confirmed that Daredevil is the same character as the Netflix show, meaning his encounters with all the Defenders are still enshrined in MCU canon. So while Daredevil: Rebirth may have variants, Murdoch's presence in She-Hulk: The Lawyer and Spider-Man: No Way Back has confirmed his existence.
Everything We Know About Daredevil: Born Again
The first season of Daredevil: Rebirth will have 18 episodes, a number that no other Disney+ show can match. While Daredevil: Rebirth will be the first game to focus entirely on the hero since the Netflix show was canceled, it won't be Murdoch's next appearance. This move suggests that Murdoch may actually be building his own team, with Cox returning in Echo before Daredevil: Rebirth. Murdoch, having already established a relationship with She-Hulk and now something with Echo, is starting to make his name known outside of Hell's Kitchen, which may indicate that Marvel Studios is interested in making the character a Marvel Street character. The heart of the scene.
Along with Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio will re-interpret his work Wilson Fisk will play the role, but there's no word yet on whether the rest of the Netflix Daredevil cast will return to the series. If Fergie Nelson (Elden Henson) and Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) return again, the original cast may not be there. Despite the show having the same name as the comic book series, Cox doesn't think Daredevil will follow the comics, meaning the plot will remain a mystery to readers and viewers. Daredevil: Rebirth is expected to arrive on Disney+ in spring 2024.