Charlie Cox made his debut as Matt Murdock in the then-Netflix series Daredevil, which ran for three seasons on the streamer, and even though it’s been four years since the series ended, Murdock is still officially a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which was ultimately confirmed last year when Cox reprised the role in a special cameo as Peter Parker’s attorney in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
In the Daredevil series, Vincent D’Onofrio played the role of the titular character’s archnemesis Kingpin. Much like Cox, D’Onofrio also reprised the role in the official MCU canon last year in the Hawkeye series on Disney+. Although his character was seemingly killed off at the end of the series, it looks like the fans’ theory about fake death is true.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, both Cox and D’Onofrio are set to reprise their roles in Marvel’s Echo, an upcoming spin-off series that will follow the solo adventure of Alaqua Cox’s Maya Lopez, also known as Echo. We met the character in the Hawkeye series last year, and her own spin-off series is currently in production, set to premiere exclusively on Disney+ in 2023.
According to THR’s report, “Echo will include a plotline in which Daredevil, whose alter ego is blind attorney Matt Murdock, is searching out a former ally,” and although it wasn’t confirmed, some believe that the former ally could be Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones, who starred in her own three-season series on Netflix, and she also starred alongside Charlie Cox in the crossover series The Defenders.
The news about bringing Daredevil and Kingpin back for the upcoming series will certainly increase the hype for the series, considering that both Cox and D’Onofrio were praised for the performances and the hero-villain chemistry their characters had in the Netflix series. Earlier this year, it was reported that a soft reboot of the series is in development for Disney+, and Feige already confirmed last year that Charlie Cox will continue to play The Man Without Fear in the future of the MCU.