Charlie Cox’s return as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home teased a potential future in which The Man Without Fear is free to pop up anywhere in the MCU in the future and that potential has fans buzzing and theorizing what’s next for the character. Rumors have him showing up everywhere the next couple of years, from Moon Knight to She-Hulk to Armor Wars, and hope continues to build that he’ll be back in a larger capacity in the next Spider-Man film.
For the better part of a year, Cox had to dissemble a bit as he was peppered with questions about his return to the role, but now that the cat is out of the bag, he’s able to give some more insight on his return, as he recently did in an interview with Australia’s Supanova Comic Con. When asked about how he hoped the future of the character would look, Cox replied:
I feel so lucky to have been cast in that role and it is the gift that keeps on giving. I loved every single minute of making the show. To be asked to come back and to be involved in any capacity is absolutely thrilling to me. And I hope…I don’t want to sound greedy…but 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’re too old to be playing this part.” I don’t know what their plans are but my hope is that I get to do as much as I’m allowed to do and to be involved.
An excited Cox continued on by explaining that having Daredevil enter the MCU has opened up a world full of possibilities where he can meet up with other characters:
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. 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 kinda stuff but, you know, there are some really interesting stories there that I would like to, I would love for the character to explore.
As Cox said, the Netflix-verse offered very little in terms of crossovers as the studio only had the rights to a select group of characters. Now that he’s entered into the MCU, let’s hope Cox gets his wish to play the character as long as he wants and get started on those crossovers immediately.