It’s no secret that Charlie Cox would quite like to play Daredevil on the big screen. Making the transition from Marvel’s small-screen universe to its cinematic counterpart isn’t a straightforward matter, though. There’s all sorts of hurdles that make it difficult for The Defenders – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist – to simply pop up in something like Avengers: Infinity War. Still, that isn’t stopping him from putting himself up for the part.
In a new interview with ComicBook.com, Cox confesses to having read the Civil War comic that provided inspiration for the upcoming Captain America movie. In his eyes? His version of the Man Without Fear would work well alongside The Avengers:
“Some people have said that they wonder about, based on the tone the show, how Matt would fit in with the Avengers. I was reading Civil War the other day, and Matt Murdock… is kind of an ass. He’s in the back, standing around grumpy a lot of the time, and every now and again, he just says ‘Well, we’re not doing that’ or something to that effect, and I’m like, ‘That’s the character, we’re fine.’ So tonally, with Matt I think we’re right on point and he’d be a perfect fit in the larger MCU.”
It’s terrific to hear Cox speak so enthusiastically about carrying on the role in a movie format. After all, that last time we saw Murdock on the big screen was in the pretty dire 2003 film. This latest iteration of the character is much more in line with his comic book counterpart, and even if he wasn’t – he’s just loads of fun to watch.
Speaking of which, you can catch Matt Murdock’s return to Hell Kitchen’s very soon, as Daredevil season two arrives on Netflix March 18.