Allegedly, there have been talks about Charlie Cox reprising his role as the Man Without Fear, Daredevil, on a possible soft reboot for Hulu.
Back in April, Cox initially addressed rumors of him donning the costume for a cameo in a third Spider-Man movie.
“I hadn’t heard those rumors, but it’s certainly not with my Daredevil. I’m not involved in it.” Cox added “If that’s true, it’s not with me. It’s with another actor.”
Days after Cox’s statement, Marvel insider Mikey Sutton spoke to an alleged possibility that a reprisal of the Daredevil show could be in works for Hulu. Netflix still owns the rights to the Marvel TV shows produced on the streaming network. Retrieving the rights will allow Disney and Marvel to produce projects with the characters once again in any capacity.
“I checked in with my sources last month to see if anything had changed with the rights, if the gossip of them being returned early were true. I was told they were not, and I suspect that hasn’t changed.”
He followed by addressing that his source has stated there is an interest in what the show may look like once the rights are acquired.
“I was given an update, tho, one that will excite fans who’ve been desiring a closer connection with this and the theatrical MCU. It was revealed to me that, although they legally can’t work on the series at the moment, talks continue on what will be done.”
Sutton mentions that if Marvel does plan on rebooting the show, it will not be a continuation of the Netflix version. Kevin Feige, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, may have his own vision.
This alleged vision, according to Sutton, could involve several scenarios, such as:
- A preference to retain Cox and others from the cast
- Bringing the series to Hulu instead of FX with a bigger budget but not as much as Disney+
- Introduce some rougher-toned MCU characters like Nick Fury as possible guests
- Cox’s Daredevil can exist as two different versions, similar to Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool and can be explained through the multiverse
- An interest by Marvel Studios for in an adaption of Midnight Sons, featuring Daredevil and Moon Knight, along with Marvel Knight characters Ghost Rider, The Punisher, and more.
Whatever the chances are, genuine fans of the Netflix series have sorely missed seeing Daredevil in action. Ever since the cancellation of all Marvel series on Netflix last year, fans have wondered if Disney+ or any other platform could resurrect the deceased franchises. This would be a dream come true for fans if there is any validity to these rumors.
It also doesn’t hurt that Charlie Cox is still game to rejoin the series.
“Look, I had a great time. I’m so grateful I got to play that character as long as I did. Of course, I’d love to keep going. I’d love to be involved with it.”
So who knows. Maybe Hell Kitchen’s savior might really get a chance at a return.