Charlie Cox's characterization of the Marvel Comics character Daredevil on the Netflix series Marvel's Daredevil was lauded by critics and audiences alike, mounting pressure on Marvel Studios to return the actor to the screen following the show's cancellation. In response to this, Marvel Studios is currently producing a new series titled Daredevil: Born Again, and Charlie Cox has revealed his busy filming schedule for 2023.
During a recent interview with NME, the English actor disclosed that his 2023 calendar is essentially booked up by the Marvel project, saying:
They said to me, ‘We’re going to be shooting in 2023’, I said, ‘Great, when?’ They said, ‘All 2023’. I start shooting in February and finish in December.
The series, which has been described by Cox as a "whole new thing" and not a fourth season of the Netflix series, will see him and Vincent D'Onofrio reprise their roles as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Wilson Fisk/Kingpin respectively. With a massive 18-episode first season in development for Disney+, Cox revealed that he has no idea about the story being written for the show, stating:
I’m fascinated to discover why they’ve chosen to do 18 [episodes]. I’m imagining there’s going to be an element to it that is like the old-school procedural show. Not necessarily case-of-the-week, but something where we go really deep into Matt Murdock the lawyer and get to see what his life is like. If that’s done right and he really gets his hands dirty with that world… I think there’s something quite interesting about that, to spend a lot of time in a superhero’s day-to-day life and you really earn the moments when he suits up.
Charlie Cox returned to play the role of the vigilante of Hell's Kitchen in 2021's MCU film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and later in the Disney+ series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, with both appearances being cameo roles. At the German Comic Con in Dortmund, the 40-year-old actor mentioned that he would love to see his character appear in other MCU projects, saying:
I think because of the tone of our show, I think that there’s a place for Daredevil to show up in Deadpool. It would be really cool.
Considering the dark tone of the Marvel series and Deadpool's R rating, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Matt Murdock featured in a future installment of Deadpool, a move that would be welcomed by many fans. Until such a time comes, we will have to stay content with Daredevil: Born Again, which is set to premiere on Disney+ in 2024.
Who knows? We might even see Tom Holland's Spider-Man make a cameo in one of the episodes, which might even lead to his highly anticipated return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.