Despite various online rumors, Marvel Studios didn’t end up automatically reviving the Marvel/Netflix shows on Hulu/Disney+ as it was once speculated would happen when the character rights reverted back to Marvel.
Instead, it’s been revealed by producer Nate Moore, James Gunn, and a book published by Marvel themselves that the Netflix projects produced by Jeph Loeb’s Marvel Television (later dissolved by Kevin Feige) wouldn’t be considered hard-canon Marvel Cinematic Universe shows. The exception seemingly being Agent Carter.
This led to some confusion given that Daredevil actor Charlie Cox is rumored to be showing up as Matt Murdock in both Spider-Man: No Way Home (fans bending over backward to spot him in footage) and even the upcoming legal workplace series, She-Hulk. It seems like some of those Netflix characters like Murdock/Daredevil might be getting soft reboots for the MCU.
Cinema Blend spoke with Kevin Feige, who is promoting Spider-Man: No Way Home, and indicated that when they do bring Daredevil into the fold that Charlie Cox will be playing him. However, he stopped short of saying when or where that would happen.
“If you were to see Daredevil in upcoming things, Charlie Cox, yes, would be the actor playing Daredevil. Where we see that, how we see that, when we see that, remains to be seen.”
Does this mean every Netflix actor is coming back?
There are already indications that Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin will be appearing this week on Hawkeye and could play the character in other future projects. However, Iron Fist actress Jessica Henwick revealed that Marvel wanted her to “audition” for a new role in Shang-Chi, which would suggest that Netflix folks just like her and Luke Cage’s Mahershala Ali (tapped to play Blade in the reboot) may find second chance roles moving forward.
Just because Feige is cherry-picking a handful of actors doesn’t mean everyone is carrying over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I think fans will just have to be a bit patient to see what characters the studio ends up keeping or recasting.
SOURCE: CINEMA BLEND