Avengers: Infinity War is set to unite every hero on the movie side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe next May, but for some fans it’s just not enough. Ever since the House of Ideas started building its Defenders corner of the MCU on Netflix, people have been calling for the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage to team up with the Avengers on the big screen.
Unfortunately, we’ve routinely heard – from those involved on both sides – that this is very unlikely to happen. The latest word on a potential crossover only supports this, too, as Daredevil‘s Charlie Cox attended ACE Comic-Con Long Island this weekend where he was naturally asked about playing the Man Without Fear in a movie. As expected, he stated that there are no plans for this to happen and not only that, but he hasn’t even ever had a conversation about it.
“Not that I’m aware of. That’s not a conversation that has been had with me, certainly,” said the actor.
Previously, we’ve been told that it would just be too much of a logistical nightmare to fit in a big screen appearance for the Defenders that works around their pretty full-on schedules for the TV shows. Cox said as much again during his Comic-Con appearance, explaining that he and the Daredevil team are just too busy with making the series the best it can be to even think about a crossover.
“The truth is we’re really busy with making the show and we love making the show and of course we had The Defenders and that took up a lot of our time as well. So, look, I think it would be a lot of fun and cool if they were to do that, but right now we’re just concentrating on the show.”
As the actor says, right now the production team are working on Daredevil‘s highly-anticipated third season. You may remember that, at the end of The Defenders, Matt Murdock was thought dead, though it was revealed to the audience that he’s currently being nursed back to health by some nuns. Put that together with the news that Vincent D’Onofrio is back as Wilson Fisk, and it looks likely that season 3 will adapt the seminal comics storyline “Born Again.”
Daredevil is set to return to the streaming service at some point in 2018. There’s no firm premiere date just yet, but as soon as we hear of one, we’ll let you know.