Charlie Cox's Daredevil return is happening much sooner than you thought

Daredevil: Born Again won't be the next time Charlie Cox reprises his role as Daredevil as he is set to bring the character to life in a different project.
Marvel's Daredevil. Image courtesy Netflix
Marvel's Daredevil. Image courtesy Netflix /

When you think of actors who truly defined a character, there is a pretty good chance that Charlie Cox will be on that list. The Stardust actor took on the role of Daredevil in the character's self-titled Netflix series and quickly proved that he was the right man for the job. In an instant, he became The Man Without Fear and Matt Murdock, compelling audiences with his authentic, layered performance, which has become the definitive version of the character for so many people.

Even though that series was prematurely ended, Cox has been welcomed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise by Marvel Studios. He's already made a number of appearances in the franchise, showing up in Spider-Man: No Way Home, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, and Echo, and it's all setting the stage for his full-time return to the role in new series Daredevil: Born Again.

That show is due to stream in Spring 2025, but it turns out that this may not be the next time Cox portrays the character as he's set to bring Matt Murdock to life in another project that simply hasn't been discussed enough.

Charlie Cox will voice Daredevil in Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man this year

Charlie Cox may be about to headline Daredevil: Born Again but he will also voice the character in upcoming animated series Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man which is due for release sometime in 2024. While it's not yet known how much of a role he will play in it, he was confirmed to be a part of the cast, while concept art revealed what the animated version of The Man Without Fear would look like in it.

A recent report had suggested that the series, formerly titled Spider-Man: Freshman Year, might premiere in November, but that information has since been removed from the outlet's post so the project's exact release date remains unconfirmed. Even so, the animated series is still due out at some point this year, having been confirmed as one of Marvel's 2024 projects a number of months ago.

Cox recently spoke about the project during a Fan Expo Boston event, revealing that he recorded the voiceover around three years ago, roughly during the time that he was filming the episode of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law that he appeared in. He also revealed that he's "excited about it" because it's "cool", though he admits that he doesn't know much about the plot right now:

"I've just seen a couple of scenes that I've voiced. And I haven't even seen the scenes, I just saw the early drawings of it. That's all I know."

Charlie Cox

Unfortunately, Cox's Daredevil co-star Vincent D'Onofrio won't be reprising his role as the Kingpin in the project due to the character's complex rights issues which, according to the star, "it takes a long time for them to figure out who is doing what". The good news is that he is bringing Wilson Fisk into the live-action world of the MCU, with appearances in Hawkeye and Echo already under his belt. He too will be a regular part of Daredevil: Born Again.

Charlie Cox and Tatiana Maslany in She-Hulk
(L-R): Charlie Cox as Daredevil/Matt Murdock and Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk/Jennifer "Jen" Walters in Marvel Studios' She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL. /

As for Marvel Animation's Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, it won't be part of the MCU. It was initially envisioned as such, but it has since been confirmed that the show is MCU-adjacent, taking place on a parallel Earth. This means that some events will play out pretty similarly to how they did for Tom Holland's wall-crawler but with some changes; one being that Norman Osborn will act as Peter Parker's mentor here instead of Tony Stark.

It will be interesting to see what kind of run-in Peter has with Daredevil given the two are frequently crossing paths in their Manhattan playground in the comics. It's also going to be interesting to see how Charlie Cox's Daredevil translates to animation (albeit a different version of him).

Either way, we're just happy to see Cox back in the role of Daredevil. After his legendary performance in the Netflix series, the thought of seeing him do it all over again in multiple projects is just so exciting.

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