Charlie Cox, who played Matt Murdock in the Netflix series Daredevil: Born Again, provided some insight on the character that will be featured in a future episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Cox commented to Variety at the D23 Expo that “what was very enjoyable about being in She-Hulk for this one episode is that obviously the tone of that show is completely different [than Daredevil],” referring to the dramatic contrast between the two shows. “And in order for my character to really be appropriate for me to be in that show, I had to adapt a little bit my Matt Murdock, so that he was in a place in his life where he was having fun and life was good and he was a bit cheeky and a bit flirty, and it’s just, tonally, a little bit different. I had to make him in a place where he was having fun and life was good and he was a bit cheek In addition, it was a little bit of an experiment; yet, it was extremely enjoyable, and I had a lot of fun doing it.”
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Cox had his debut performance as the Fearless Defender in Marvel’s Daredevil, an original series produced by Netflix and starring in which he played for three seasons before the show was canceled in 2019. Cox would later go on to reprise the character for a brief cameo as Matt Murdock in the 2021 film Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was produced by Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, and he will return as Daredevil in the next film She-Hulk. A new trailer for the series provided a first glimpse at the character’s red and yellow suit, which was also featured in the video. Cox will reprise her role as Karen Page in the upcoming series Daredevil Born Again, which will premiere on Disney+ and consist of a total of 18 episodes.
In an interview in August, series creator and head writer Jessica Gao said that the program would depict the “lighter” aspect of the character Daredevil, which may have been a clue at the tone shift that will occur in She-Hulk including Daredevil. Gao explained that, similar to the show’s other Marvel Cinematic Universe cameos, Daredevil’s appearance in She-Hulk will be a cameo “We take them from the setting in which you are familiar with them, which is a role that is much more dramatic and action-oriented, much more on the serious side, and we bring them into our world, where they are given the opportunity to play in the style of She-Hulk. They had the opportunity to explore, and we were given the chance to witness a more humorous aspect of that character.”
The conversation proceeded with Cox saying, “There are plenty of comics, Daredevil comics, there are enough of runs where there is levity.” “There is a sense of humor present. There is a lot of fun. And I believe that with 18 episodes, you’ve got the time to accomplish a little bit of both of those things.”