"King of Thieves" World premiere at Vue Cinema in London, UK. 12 Sep 2018 Pictured: Charlie Cox.

Charlie Cox Struggled To Keep Daredevil's Return To The MCU Secret

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By Favour Adegoke on February 10, 2022 at 3:15 AM EST

When it came to keeping the entire structure and plot of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" under wraps, Charlie Cox was similar to Andrew Garfield. 

The pair were experts in calmly denying every rumor about their appearance in the movie. Cox even added that if his character were to come back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio would assign another actor to play his part.

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Cox, who played the role of blind lawyer Matt Murdock, was initially featured in the publicly acclaimed seasons of "Daredevil." He also appeared in Netflix's hit series, "The Defenders." Previously referred to as one of the greatest Marvel movies, fans were amazed when Netflix canceled it in 2016. 

However, the truth came out after the movie was released in December. Although Cox refrained from talking about it like Garfield did, he has finally opened up about it in his interview with Supanova Comic Con & Gaming.

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Keeping The Secret Was A Nightmare

In the interview, he described his efforts to keep the secret as a nightmare. He also added that he was unsure about the rules for appearing in classified Marvel franchises.

"I don't think I have done any interviews. I still don't know what the rules are. Obviously, it is now known that I am in Spider-Man. So, yeah. But more than that, I don't know, and the little I do know, I'm obviously not going to say. But the only thing I would say is that for a long time I was asked these questions and I genuinely had not heard anything," he admitted to the outlet.

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"For years, I have been asked questions about returning as Daredevil, and the genuine truth was I 100% assumed that was gone, that ship had just sailed. I didn't hear from any of the folks at Marvel for a couple of years. It does now look like I was lying for a long time. I actually wasn't, I was only lying for a little bit of time. You still don't want to spoil it for people."

He Doesn't Plan On Ditching The Character Anytime Soon

In the same interview, Cox expressed how grateful he was to be back as Murdock, adding that he'd be happy to play the character as much as he'd be allowed.

I don't want to sound greedy," said Cox. "I hope I get to do loads more. I hope I get to be involved way, way more for many years. I hope it never ends. I hope it gets to the point where people are like, 'You are too old to be playing this part.'"

This, however, would be a great thing for fans to look forward to. After Netflix canceled the series, there was a clamor for a reinstallation, even to the extent of a #SaveTheDevil hashtag. There were massive reports of many Marvel fans campaigning for the blind lawyer to return.

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Cox Wants More Marvel Hero Interactions

Although there are many rumors regarding Cox's future in the multiverse, ranging from him getting a single movie to his potential return to "Armor Wars" and "She-Hulk."

While he claims not to know the plans the studio has in store, he hopes for more crossovers with MCU heroes. He also wishes to be part of the crossovers–something that was impossible when he was part of the Netflix series "Daredevil."

World premiere of King of Thieves at the Vue Cinema, Leicester Square, London. 13 Sep 2018 Pictured: Charlie Cox.
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 "The one thing that being in the MCU allows that we couldn't really do with the Netflix stuff, is that I can now interact with other MCU characters. So, that would be really cool," Cox theorized. "Crossovers is the thing I would like to do next. I don't know what that looks like, and I don't know what they're planning and all that kind of stuff. But there are some really interesting stories there that I'd love for the character to explore."

Tom Holland Also Agrees With Him

With all kinds of possibilities in store for the multiverse, Holland also hopes that Spider-Man and Daredevil can team up one day.

Holland, who had the opportunity of sharing the screen with Cox, called the actor an "incredibly exciting and fantastic actor."

"I was a big fan of the Daredevil series, and I think he is a fantastic actor. He has done a wonderful job with that character, and albeit it was a small cameo, it obviously teased the future of what could be," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

"Charlie was a lot of fun. It was really cool to see him snap back into a character that I am really a fan of and that he has a lot of love for, obviously. So it was pretty awesome, and I hope that one day we find a way for Spider-Man and Daredevil to team up again."

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