It has already been confirmed that Charlie Cox will return as Daredevil in Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ Original series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.”
Cox originally played Daredevil in the Marvel series on Netflix from 2015 to 2018. He also appeared in the spinoff series, The Defenders. Most recently his character had a cameo appearance in Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. Daredevil will also be appearing in Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series “Echo” and returning in “Daredevil: Born Again” an Original series starring Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio, set to release on Disney+ in Spring 2024.
In a recent interview with The Direct, “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” show creator and head writer Jessica Gao recently addressed how Daredevil will be depicted in the upcoming series and said it will show a “lighter side” of Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Gao also talked about the initial shock that the show was able to use the Daredevil character.
“Well, first of all, we were shocked that we were able to use him. Like, when we first heard that he was on the table, I mean, we couldn’t believe it. We kept thinking like, ’Okay, at some point, someone’s gonna say ‘Just kidding.‘’ Like, ‘It’s a cruel joke, and you actually can’t have him.’ And it just kept going and kept going.”
“And Charlie is so wonderful. He’s so game to do whatever, and he’s such a wonderful actor, and a wonderful human being. What was so fun about bringing him and Daredevil into our world is that people have already seen a Daredevil who is very dramatic, little bit on the heavy side, very dark, brooding.”
When asked about Daredevil’s characterization in She-Hulk, Gao explained,
“And it was so fun to be able to do–and we do this with every character cameo from the MCU–is we take them from the environment that you know them from, which is a much more dramatic and action-oriented role, much more on the serious side, and we bring them into our world and they get to play in the tone of She-Hulk. And they got to explore and we get to see a lighter side of that character.”
Netflix’s Daredevil series was known for its dark, gritty tone with mature themes and violence. She-Hulk has been described as a half hour legal comedy which is a very different context. The Direct further points out that Daredevil’s characterization in She-Hulk is likely more indicative of the show itself, rather than Marvel’s overall depiction of the character moving forward. Daredevil fans will most likely see the Man Without Fear’s brooding ways return in Marvel’s “Echo” series and “Daredevil: Born Again.”
All three seasons of Daredevil are available to stream now on Disney+.
In Marvel Studios’ “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany)—an attorney specializing in superhuman-oriented legal cases—must navigate the complicated life of a single, 30-something who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk.
The nine-episode comedy series welcomes a host of MCU vets, including Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong, as well as Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry.
Directed by Kat Coiro (Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Anu Valia (Episodes 5, 6, 7) with Jessica Gao as head writer. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Kar Coiro and Jessica Gao.
Marvel Studios’ “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” debuts on Disney+ on Thursday, August 18, 2022. New episodes will release every Thursday after.
You can watch the trailer for the series below:
Source: The Direct