Over the last year, we had several clues that Marvel Studios wanted to add Daredevil to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The studio had to wait two years since the original show’s cancellation on Netflix before they were allowed to use him for their universe. Luckily, those at Marvel also enjoyed the actors’ performances from the Netflix shows, including Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock and Vincent D’ONofrio as The Kingpin.
We then got word that Charlie Cox would return for Spider-Man: No Way Home as Matt Murdock representing Peter Parker (Tom Holland) following the events of Far From Home. Rumors began swirling that Vincent D’ONofrio would be returning as Wilson Fisk in an episode of Hawkeye on Disney+ around the release of Spider-Man 3. Finally, both would play significant roles in the spin-off series Echo set to begin production in early 2022. Several actors from the Daredevil supporting cast will also make their debut in Echo.
Now Daniel Ritchman has revealed on his Patreon that Marvel Studios is also considering a solo Daredevil project. It’s unknown if the project will be a feature film or a Disney+ series. The difference is that these characters will be soft-rebooted into the MCU. Instead of other characters crossing over via the multiverse like the multiple Peter Parkers in No Way Home. These characters will already have different histories before their MCU introduction, which means that the same actors are playing new versions of the same characters. With nothing from the Netflix shows canon in the history of the MCU. Basically, in essence, these are the MCU “variant” versions of the Netflix characters first introduced in Loki.
It’s interesting to see what other actors from the Netflix shows will be cherry-picked in the future. Krysten Ritter revealed in a recent interview with ScreenRant if she was ever asked to reprise the role of Jessica Jones, she would be at Marvel in a heartbeat:
“I would absolutely just die to play Jessica again. I had the best time doing it and I just love her so much. I’m so proud of that character. Not only because it was like a great role and she’s such a bad-ass, but that character has really resonated with people in a way that I don’t know who else has. Really, really resonated with women and girls, trauma survivors. It’s just so, so big and such a thing I’m so grateful to have been a part of. So if there’s ever an opportunity for me to put on those boots, I will be there in a flash.”
Daredevil and Jessica Jones original shows are streaming now on Netflix