— November 7, 2021
July 2, 2021
“That’s incorrect. There was never any coordination between the earlier TV stuff & the cinematic side of Marvel like there is now that they’re all under the purview of Marvel Studios,” Gunn stated.
This basically means that Marvel creatives are outright ignoring Daredevil and its related series moving forward. The success of WandaVision might play a driving force behind this decision, as maybe Marvel Studios would prefer to take a fresh shot at all of those popular characters rather than picking up with a canon that another company established. That doesn’t necessarily mean that a new Daredevil show was impossible, just that it was no longer seen as taking place in the MCU, meaning Marvel Studios had the freedom to do whatever they’d like with their own Matt Murdock.
In a recent Comic-Con appearance in London, Daredevil star Charlie Cox spoke about the show’s possible future. Referring to rumors of a cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Cox teased that he would be open to revisiting the role, but made it pretty clear that if he were to come back, it probably wouldn’t be as the same Matt Murdock. Meaning all of those storylines and relationships that fans had been invested in will be rebooted, even with the same actor in the part.
“Look, a lot of time’s passed, so God knows if anything can for us in the future. I really don’t know. Obviously, if something were to happen, that would be thrilling. But because enough time has passed, I would imagine it would have to be a kind of reimagining. Assuming that they choose to use us, it would be an interesting scenario, because it would be a reimagining but with the same foundation. So, I don’t know what it would look like.”
With even Cox in total belief that any return of Daredevil would be as a “reimagined” version, that fourth season fans had been calling for seems to be officially toast. That’s certainly a bummer for the many who’d been demanding a new season for years, as there are now some loose ends that won’t be tied up. The good news is that it will still be awesome to potentially see some of these characters again, but for especially big fans of those Defendersverse shows, there’s the risk that it will just not be quite the same.
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