With the Marvel Cinematic Universe's tendency to overlap with its televised component in certain instances, fans like to question when or if their favorite MCU heroes on the silver screen could appear on TV, and vice versa. So naturally, two street-level heroes like Spider-Man and Daredevil are bound to meet up, right? Well, if Spider-Man: Homecoming co-producer Eric Carroll has anything to say about it, it's not a matter of if, but when the two team up against crime.
Our own Sean O'Connell was recently on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and he was able to speak with Carroll about whether or not a Spider-Man and Daredevil team-up could ever be in the cards in the MCU. With that query hanging in the air, Carroll delivered the following enthusiastic response:
[He's] not specifically referenced in this movie, no. I think that's something we all think would be really fun, and it's definitely a card I would love to see played, if not sooner rather than later. But as of now, it's not referenced in this movie.
This certainly isn't the first time the subject of a Spider-Man and Daredevil crossover has come up, as even MCU star Charlie Cox has made it clear that he'd like to see the worlds of television and film combine to face off against villains from both sides of the canon. Though in another interview, Cox has stated that while he'd love to join the cinematic part of Marvel Studio's house, there have been no official conversations about crossing the aisle. However, it's clear there is some interest from a lot of parties, so maybe this sort of crossover isn't so far off, after all.
Of course, those conversations will need to keep in mind the logistical hurdles that come with planning the story arcs between the movies and the TV shows, as both are developed independently and on different time tables. With both The Defenders and Daredevil's third season taking up the TV universe's time and even Spider-Man's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe being brought into question, the wishes of Eric Carroll and fans alike are far from a sure thing. But seeing as Spider-Man: Homecoming was a product of smashing expectations and making the right deal at the right time, anything's possible.
For now, only time will tell if Matt Murdock and Peter Parker get to become onscreen buddies, but if it doesn't pan out, at least we'll know it's not due to lack of trying. Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into a friendly, neighborhood theater near you on July 7th. Meanwhile, you can see Daredevil in Marvel's The Defenders, when it takes its bow on August 18th, courtesy of Netflix.