The Marvel Cinematic Universe just experienced something fans have been waiting for a long time: the return of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil. Of course, Matt Murdock was in Spider-Man: No Coming Home, but he never put on the suit. But, thanks to She-Hulk: Lawyerthat moment has finally arrived.
However, as soon as he arrived, it was already done, leaving audiences anxious, wondering when they might see him again. As most would probably agree, we can’t get enough of Charlie Cox’s now iconic hero.
So what exactly are all the projects where Daredevil is most likely to show off his horned helmet again? We’ll take a look.
Charlie Cox’s Next MCU Appearance Has Already Been Confirmed On Next Year’s Disney+ Series Echo, where Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin will also be present. However, the role of the hero in the story remains unknown.
Project footage shown at D23 briefly teased the hero, but he was only seen briefly in low-light combat. Bases could also be easily laid for Alaqua Cox’s character to jump over Daredevil: Born Again when it lands in 2024.
Daredevil: Born Again
While it should come as no surprise, Charlie Cox has been confirmed to return as the titular hero in Daredevil: Born Again. This will be his first time starring in a Marvel project since daredevil completed in 2018.
The plot of the next show is unknown, but it is confirmed that Vincent D’Onofrio will return as Kingpin. Additionally, there are also rumors that Jon Bernthal’s Punisher will return in a key role.
Now, for those wondering if the old Netflix show is canon, that’s still a question waiting for a solid answer.
The project is slated to release sometime in the spring of 2024 with an MCU record 18 episodes.
Captain America: New World Order
Captain America: New World Order doesn’t have many plot details aside from the return of the leader, but there’s one thing the interviews have revealed that Sam Wilson will take care of: being a team leader. To be part of it, you have to… lead a team.
Could this movie be an under-the-radar revival of The Avengers in-universe? Use the team the same way as Civil war did? If so, then Daredevil could easily be one of its members.
The only thing against this possibility is that with the film’s release in May 2024, it will be right in the middle of Cox’s 18-episode run. That’s not even including how they’ll be filming the series at the same time as Anthony Mackie’s big Captain America movie debut.
Love at first sight
Whereas Love at first sight is not a project where Daredevil would normally appear, Hawk Eye showed the team could have an important connection to Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. Where Kingpin goes, Daredevil tends to follow.
The team has also used Bullseye in the comics, although there’s no indication the same will happen in the MCU.
Its potential appearance in Love at first sight is another potentially squandered opportunity thanks to its very long Disney+ streak and massive filming schedule. However, if it turns out to be just a cameo, it’s something much easier to fit into his schedule.
Dead Pool 3
Although not the most anticipated team, seeing Daredevil appear Dead Pool 3 could be a lot of fun.
Some might not think the two would match each other’s vibes, but on paper, Deadpool and Wolverine wouldn’t go together either. There’s also comedic priority for the two spending time together, with the duo having their first tag team in 1997.
If Charlie Cox appears in some capacity, chances are it’s a fun cameo-type ordeal.
It’s unclear exactly when Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will return to screens, but when he does, Daredevil is one of the prime candidates to join him.
Not only was Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Coming Home, but both have a lot of history in the comics as well. The two heroes are good friends and have often helped each other track down criminals, even fighting at times.
If both share the screen in Spiderman 4it would be a great opportunity for Marvel Studios to also include Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin.
While the odds of Daredevil being in the next Spider-Man are high, the possibility is also in jeopardy due to the prolonged filming of Daredevil: Born Again in 2023.
The Fantastic Four
The Fantastic Four is a highly anticipated project; what better way to increase the hype than to let Daredevil show his face, at least for a bit?
The team is usually headquartered in New York City, in the Baxter Building, which many suspect is the same location as the old Avengers Tower. With Hell’s Kitchen right next door, a visit from the devil himself shouldn’t be too out of the question.
However, the most likely MCU character to make an appearance would easily be Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, given the webhead’s history with the team in the comics.
Avengers: Kang Dynasty
Avengers: Kang Dynasty is the next film in the franchise after End of Game in 2019. There’s a lot to do for its debut, and fans expect to see as many of their favorite characters in it as possible.
Especially after getting an 18-episode run, you’d think Daredevil is a high priority when it comes to Marvel Studios pulling the MCU cast into a avengers film. He can easily join the rest of the characters at street level, though Kang the Conqueror is definitely a bit out of their comfort zone when it comes to villains.
However, much like Avengers: Infinity War couldn’t fit all the characters, that same concept could apply here. If Daredevil doesn’t arrive, he surely will in the next movie.
Avengers: Secret Wars
Avengers: Secret Wars promises to be the multiverse End of Game. What does that mean? Well, Marvel Studios will definitely try to involve as many characters as possible.
In Jonathan Hickman’s 2015 series Secret Wars, the story takes place primarily in a place called Battleword, which is a patchwork planet made up of alternate realities. This essentially gives Marvel the creative rights to do just about anything with all of its characters – so it shouldn’t be too hard to squeeze Daredevil into it.
Honorable mention: first year
At Comic-Con San Diego 2022, it was confirmed that the Marvel Studios animated series Spider-Man: Year One would feature the return of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil.
The problem? Well, it takes place in an alternate timeline, one where Norman Osborn is the mentor Tony Stark was to Peter Parker in Earth-616. So expect there to be more than a handful of differences when it comes to Matt Murdock’s portrayal.
Honorable Mention: The Devil Gets Bitten
The whole concept of Marvel Zombies literally opens up for every character ever introduced to appear in some capacity. That, naturally, would include Charlie Cox’s Daredevil.
But would he be among the living or among the dead? Arguments could be made for both sides, but his extreme senses and general level of alertness would likely favor Matt Murdock’s survival in a zombie apocalypse.
Honorable Mention: What if… Daredevil?
just like Zombies, What if…? could feature any character or story that’s ever been hinted at in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, since Daredevil hasn’t had a project of its own yet if that happens, it probably won’t be until a third or even a fourth season. Unless a previous episode evokes his trip to Los Angeles.
The MCU Will Get A Lot Of Daredevil Love
Return when daredevil was first streaming on Netflix, many fans were frustrated with how the MCU refused (or rather was unable to) incorporate the hero, or any of his fellow defenders, into the world. Wider Marvel. Luckily for everyone, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige seems to share that love for the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen.
While Matt Murdock once lived in his own little world, the chances of him appearing in half a dozen new projects over the next few years are more likely than ever. Not to mention, its 18-episode run could easily unfold as one big, street-level crossover event.
Luckily, Charlie Cox has made it clear how much he enjoys playing the character. Hopefully this love will continue to rage for years to come.
Daredevil: Born Again is expected to arrive on Disney+ at some point in the spring of 2024.