In perhaps a crueler twist than the finger snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel fans were treated to the fantastic third season of Daredevil last October, a run that many were calling the best season of the Defenders corner of the MCU. But just a few weeks later, the bombshell came that this was to be the final season of the Man Without Fear’s series.
Since then, many have probably rewatched season 3 again and again – through tears – trying to get back to a happier time when we all thought Daredevil had a few more seasons left to go. Interestingly, however, Matt Murdock himself, Charlie Cox, is taking the opposite approach to the show’s cancellation, as he hasn’t even seen the latest season yet.
While attending ACE Comic-Con in Phoenix, Arizona, Cox was asked by a fan what scenes that were filmed for season 3 didn’t make the cut. The star had to admit that he couldn’t answer that question as he hasn’t actually seen the finished product.
“I don’t know, I haven’t seen it yet. I’ve seen bits of it, but I haven’t watched the whole thing yet. I normally like to wait for a little bit of time to pass before I watch it. And I can enjoy it more, so I don’t know.”
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It sounds like it’s just part of the British actor’s usual process that he waits a bit before viewing back his work, probably so that he can distance himself from it somewhat and just enjoy it as a piece of TV. When Cox finally gets around to watching season 3, though, it’ll likely still be a frustrating experience, as he’ll be reminded that he won’t get the chance to play the character again.
Daredevil was one of Netflix’s most popular original shows when it was cancelled, along with fellow Marvel series Luke Cage and Iron Fist. We don’t have the full picture just yet, but it’s likely that the streaming service is clearing house because of Marvel’s relationship with what’ll surely be Netflix’s new main rival, Disney Plus. As such, expect Jessica Jones and The Punisher to join the others on the scrapheap before long.