Why Daredevil Would Be A Perfect Fit In The Marvel Movies, According To Charlie Cox

Although the Marvel Cinematic Universe spreads across both movies and television, there’s always been a one-sided relationship between the two. Movie characters have made guest appearances on the shows, but TV characters haven’t gotten the chance to appear on the big screen (excluding Phil Coulson, who was originally created for the movies). This means that the heroes over on the Netflix side of things haven’t had the opportunity yet to pal around with their cinematic allies, which is a shame in Daredevil star Charlie Cox’s eyes, as he thinks Matt Murdock would fit well into the Marvel movies.

Noting how people have wondered if Daredevil’s tone would make it hard for the Man Without Fear to hang out with the Avengers, Charlie Cox dropped a comic book history lesson while speaking with Comicbook.com about a moment from the original Civil War story. As he put it:

I was reading Civil War the other day, and Matt Murdock... is kind of an ass. He's in the back, standing around grumpy a lot of the time, and every now and again, he just says ‘Well, we're not doing that' or something to that effect, and I'm like, ‘That's the character, we're fine.' So tonally, with Matt I think we’re right on point and he’d be a perfect fit in the larger MCU.

While Matt Murdock usually operates solo in the Marvel Comics universe, that hasn’t stopped him from working with other heroes over the decades, and he’s even served on a few teams. So while you wouldn’t necessarily see him be a card-carrying Avenger in the MCU, we could certainly see him working with with the superhero team. Even though his enhanced senses aren’t as flashy as what characters like Thor and Vision are capable of, he’s proven his skill protecting the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, and his unique experiences battling threats on a more grounded level would contrast nicely with the Avengers, who typically deal with larger scale/global dangers.

It’s worth pointing out that the Daredevil in 2006’s Civil War wasn’t actually Matt Murdock, but Danny Rand (better known as Iron Fist) disguised as the Man Without Fear. However, the identity switch was never made clear in the main story, so it’s understandable Cox didn’t notice that. Besides, Matt probably would have made that same “31 pieces of silver” comment to Tony Stark after being captured. As for the MCU, maybe if the destruction unleashed by Avengers: Infinity War finds its way into Hell’s Kitchen, we’ll get to seem him deal with the fallout and even team up with a few of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

It remains to be if Matt Murdock will be brought to the Marvel movies, but fans can see his next round of adventures in Daredevil Season 2 this Friday, and he’ll eventually join forces with the other main Netflix heroes in the Defenders miniseries.

Adam Holmes
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