A new rumour suggests that Marvel is preparing a so-called soft reboot of Daredevil, using part of the original Netflix cast.
Another day, another rumour about Marvel’s version of Daredevil, this time claiming that Marvel Studios is planning a sort of soft reboot with the fearless Daredevil, with The Punisher and Jessica Jones, all while bringing back the cast of those shows. Now, as a smart person does with internet rumours like this, this should be treated with caution, but the claim goes even further: the MCU would be reimagining the same characters with the same actors but different backstories, meaning that some say the Netflix series would effectively lose their original status, i.e. be erased from the historical canon. There’s no word yet on whether Daredevil or Jessica Jones will get their own series on Disney+ or migrate to the big screen, but in any case, Marvel fans may not be too worried about all this, as long as Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter and Jon Bernthal are allowed to return.
While much of the rumour is vague, it is pretty concrete about the fate of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, which is said to be a real-life role for Matt Murdock and his crime-fighting alter ego in Disney+’s upcoming Echo series, and in a much bigger role than a cameo. Daredevil will reportedly have a major role in the Hawkeye spin-off series, in which Cox will appear in at least 6 episodes. Echo’s character in the comics has been linked to the character of Daredevil, so it doesn’t seem silly, but at the same time it could all be a simple inference based on the comic’s history.
However, the fact is that the rumours around the return of Netflix’s Marvel characters are so much that it’s getting harder to keep up with them. Just Daredevil, the Daredevil’s further appearance has been predicted countless times in series and films such as Echo, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, while Jessica Jones and even the Kingpin are rumoured to be making appearances in several MCU productions. Daredevil star Charlie Cox has consistently denied appearing in any upcoming Marvel projects, however, the actor said, “My answer is, ‘No comment.‘ … I don’t know what’s going to happen, I genuinely don’t know,” he said when asked about his return.
Anyway, the actor is so committed to putting an end to the rumours that he even admitted that he’s genuinely worried that these rumours will end up derailing some plan at Marvel that he doesn’t know about. “Also if there was a chance of that happening in the future, I don’t want to say something that could potentially jeopardize those chances because the people high up at Marvel, maybe they see this stuff or hear what I say and maybe that influences,” the actor added. “I don’t know. I have no idea. I love how passionate the fans are and I feel very, very, very touched that so many of them have gone online and made their voices heard about the desire for me to come back.”
Well, either way, we can’t help but wait and see if the rumours turn out to be true, and if they do, it means that members of Daredevil and The Defenders have a serious MCU future ahead of them. The subject, by the way, was investigated by Daniel Ritchman of Knight Edge Media. Thank you!