Actor Charlie Cox has finally returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
Fans couldn’t contain when their excitement when Cox returned as Daredevil, AKA Matt Murdock, at the end of “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
Although some fans thought that it was a dream come true, Cox admitted that he actually thought that he was in a dream when he first got the call!
Charlie Cox Thought He Dreamed His Call To Return To The MCU!
When he and Marvel boss Kevin Feige first discussed coming back, Cox told The Hollywood Reporter that he thought he dreamed the whole interaction!
Thinking back to that afternoon in June 2020, Cox described it as a “pretty surreal moment.”
“Bear in mind that it’s been a few years [since ‘Daredevil’ ended],” he explained. “And I was pretty convinced it was over. Kevin said, ‘We’ve got some ideas, but I wanted to make sure that you, in principle, are interested.’ And I was like, ‘I’m very interested.’ And then I didn’t hear from anyone for two months. And I got to the point where I wondered if I dreamt it.”
However, there was one person who always had a feeling that Daredevil would return to the big screen!
‘Daredevil’ Costar Vincent D’Onofrio Always Knew Charlie Cox Would Return!
After “Daredevil” ended, Cox and his “Daredevil” costar Vincent D’Onofrio stayed close friends. Even before the show was canceled, Cox explained that D’Onofrio had assured him that they weren’t going to be written out of the MCU.
It was true for D’Onforio, who played the nefarious Kingpin. Kingpin made his return in the 2021 Disney+ “Hawkeye” series, which took place only one day before “Spider-Man: No Way Home” hit theaters!
Are Kingpin And Daredevil About To Share The Screen Again?
It’s hard to say whether or not the two Marvel actors will ever appear in yet another show together.“Daredevil” first premiered on Netflix in 2015 and ended in 2018 after three seasons.
“Look, I don’t have any idea what anyone’s plans are at this stage, but I presume there’s more for us to do,” Cox said.
“I know a little bit — not a huge amount — but a little bit,” he admitted. “I am imagining, I am hoping, that our worlds will collide again because the stuff we’ve done in the past was tremendous fun to do, and he’s such an incredible actor. We have to start every conversation with, ‘What do you know?’ because you have to be careful. It’s really exciting.”
How Did Charlie Cox Keep His ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Cameo A Secret?
In the interview, Cox described how he was smuggled onto the set in a giant cloak to make sure no one could spoil his surprise cameo.
“I hate lying,” Cox admitted. “But I really don’t want to ruin it for anyone. My feeling is, if someone asks you, and you say, ‘I don’t know … We’ll have to wait and see.’ That gives it away! It’s obvious! No one is going to say that if you’re not in it. I am relieved it’s over.”
It doesn’t help that he and “Spider-Man” star Andrew Garfield are good friends as well. One day they met for lunch in Atlanta, where they were both filming. Once they got to the restaurant, however, they realized how suspicious it would look if they were photographed together.
“While we were sitting down, it occurred to both of us, ‘Oh, s—. If we’re filmed here together, that’s not a good sign.’ So we ended up sitting, facing the wall, both of us,” Cox joked.
How Did Charlie Cox Feel About Playing Daredevil Again?
Even though it’s been a few years since Cox has put on the Daredevil costume, he still feels like he has the “essence” of the character deep within him.
“I played the character almost every day for four years. I feel like his essence is deep within me now,” Cox explained. “I didn’t worry too much about it, but I was still pretty nervous on the day, which I haven’t been for a while.”
“It’s a big moment, not just for me, but for the character. I felt a real sense of responsibility,” he continued. “If that scene works, if it’s cool, if it seems in place, then the sky’s the limit where this could go. And it would be great for me, naturally, but it would be great for Matt. I feel attached to him, even though that sounds a bit strange.”
He also recalled a conversation with Jon Favreau about how much his return would mean for fans.
“Jon said, ‘I have built in this moment where we reveal you, and no one speaks for a few beats because the audience will have a big reaction,” he explained. “I was a bit embarrassed, like, ‘Are you sure?’ I was going with the flow, but thinking, ‘I hope it’s not a letdown.’ But I got a lot of texts from friends who were at the premiere or saw it opening weekend, who told me there was a cool vocal reaction when that scene came on. It’s a strange feeling, but I am so grateful.”