In a chat with Entertainment Tonight, where he sat beside Jon Bernthal so the two actors could promote the second season of Daredevil on Netflix, Charlie Cox was asked about whether his character could crossover into Marvel’s films. While many would consider that a no-brainer, and fans of his work as Matt Murdock would rejoice if they were given the chance to see him on the big screen, Cox doesn’t seem quite as certain about that possibility.
Here’s what he said:
“Marvel TV and Marvel Studios are two very different things. So even if the character were to appear in that film, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I would appear in that film. I will pick a fight with the guy that they choose!”
Personally, I think the actor is just scared to say anything that would upset the powers-that-be. While he’s correct in clarifying that the TV and Film divisions of Marvel are separate entities, they are still building the same world. There are countless ways in which Marvel has put forth the idea that the TV series are all extensions of the world they began creating in movie theaters when Iron Man came out in 2008. Even his own series, Daredevil, makes several references to the events depicted in The Avengers movie- as did sister series Jessica Jones.
So it’s all one big shared universe, folks. It would make little to no sense for there to be a different actor playing the same version of Daredevil in the films.
Therefore I wouldn’t freak out about Cox’s comments here. He likely just doesn’t want to speak out of turn, or about things that are above his pay grade. If and when Marvel decides they want to put Daredevil into one of their movies, they will. And he’ll be played by Charlie Cox.
SOURCE: Entertainment Tonight