The actor who plays Kingpin, Vincent D’Onofrio, wants Charlie Cox to play Matt Murdock, also known as Daredevil at UCM, either in a solo or team film
After the premiere of the Avengers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel began generating content for the small screen in order to capitalize on the popularity of its characters. Netflix went on to bring another super team with the Defenders on screen, joining Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist after having released their series alone before the team crossover. This wave started with Daredevil, starring Charlie Cox as the lawyer and night watchman.
Daredevil premiered in 2015 and became an instant hit due to its more mature tone and content, great action, and top-notch performances. For many, Cox became the ultimate version of Daredevil, and the series' flexible connectivity to UCM movies left fans wanting to see it jump onto the big screen. Unfortunately, Daredevil was canceled in 2018 after three seasons. Some have continued to wait for Cox to replay the Devil from Hell’s Kitchen, and their wish is shared by series co-star Vincent D’Onofrio.
D’Onofrio starred alongside Cox Daredevil as Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, and the actor wants to see Cox dressed as the Fearless Man again. D’Onofrio recently spoke to Comicbook and discussed the possible future of Kingpin and the fearless man at UCM. In D’Onofrio's mind, there is no one else to play Daredevil at UCM.
"The obvious one, which is Daredevil, I still believe in Charlie Cox as Daredevil. And I think if they make a Daredevil movie or have a Daredevil in one of their movies, I just hope it's Charlie, because I believe in him. Like Daredevil, I loved working with that guy. "
The desire to see Cox play Man Without Fear again could be shared by fans and D’Onofrio, but Cox has doubted he has this opportunity again. He previously said he hopes Marvel Studios will relaunch Daredevil if they plan to use the character in an upcoming project, rather than bringing him back. Marvel is now approaching the time when they will legally be allowed to develop plans for the character after the cancellation with Netflix.
If D’Onofrio gets his wish to see Cox play Daredevil at UCM, he should be even more excited about that decision than the fans. The decision to bring Cox back as Matt Murdock would increase D’Onofrio's chances of returning as Kingpin as well. Fans have wanted to see them both in UCM movies for a long time, and it would be strange for Marvel Studios to bring back Charlie Cox's Daredevil and not do the same for D’Onofrio's Kingpin. Once Marvel Studios can start making plans with Daredevil in the future of UCM, it may not be long before we know whether or not Cox will continue to bring the character to life. Perhaps the campaign to save the series will get the same result as the one done with the Snyder Cut and we may get to see it. Hopefully, don't you think?
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