By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)
I loved Daredevil season one, and thought Charlie Cox did a fantastic job playing the Man Without Fear. The entire series had a very cinematic look to it, which would translate well to the big screen.
Despite playing the hell out of him, star Cox revealed that even if Daredevil appeared in Avengers: Infinity War, there is no guarantee he would be playing the character. Here’s what he revealed to ET Online:
“I have not received that call! Could you imagine? That would be the coolest thing ever. I have no idea how… Marvel TV and Marvel Studios are two very different things. So even if the character were to appear in that film, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I would appear in that film. I will pick a fight with the guy that they choose! That would be a dream. But that is not something that has been discussed with me at this point.”
Unlike the live action DC Comics properties, with TV shows and movies all separate universes, all of the live action Marvel television series on ABC and Netflix are part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, so recasting without a very good reason seems strange. Not that it doesn’t happen, as Edward Norton was replaced with Mark Ruffalo for The Avengers — but that was rumored to be because Norton is notoriously hard to work with, and apparently clashed with producers and the director on 2008’s The Incredible Hulk.
However, things are complicated, because there is a schism between the feature film and television departments of Marvel Studios. Last year, Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige was able to break free of Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter’s control, giving him far more independence for the films, and less reason to pay any attention to the television series, which Perlmutter still has control over, while Jeph Loeb runs it.
On the other hand, Feige has mentioned that a film and television crossover is inevitable, but as Cox said, there’s no guarantee that they won’t just recast the part. Speaking at CCXP convention in São Paulo, Brazil, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War co-director, Anthony Russo, made it sound unlikely that any of the television characters would be appearing in the upcoming two Avengers films at all.
My best guess is that Cox hasn’t gotten the phone call, because the Russos are still focussed on Captain America: Civil War, and it’s doubtful Daredevil will be in that film. I wouldn’t rule out a quick cameo appearance entirely, however.
Avengers: Infinity War will premiere on May 4, 2018.