RUMOR: Marvel Studios Approached Ben Affleck to Cameo as Daredevil

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There’s a long list of Marvel projects from the early 2000s that defined the superhero film market before the modern MCU became what it is today. In 2003, 20th Century Fox took their stab at a Daredevil film, which featured Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock and Jennifer Garner in the role of Elektra. While many fondly remember Michael Clarke Duncan‘s take on the Kingpin, the film wasn’t well-received. Still, the film wasn’t a hit with fans or critics alike. It looks like that didn’t keep Marvel Studios from trying to get their hands on a cameo from that era.

@bigscreenleaks, who has often shared information on upcoming projects, revealed that they’ve approached Affleck at one point to potentially cameo as Daredevil. He doesn’t add what project that might’ve been, but there’s a likelihood it would’ve been for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It makes sense as they don’t have to go by any rules why he would appear in the film if the character was already exploring the multiverse, to begin with. Geeks Worldwide’s KC Walsh has also shared a similar story, but it doesn’t mean we should expect a cameo.

Marvel Studios has just recently reintroduced Charlie Cox as the blind lawyer in Spider-Man: No Way home. So, a potential cameo would’ve been a nice nod to the franchise’s past yet sadly Ben Affleck has been taking a step back from superhero franchises due to his experience with DC and especially Joss Whedon‘s Justice League film. Of course, if there is any truth to this rumor, he might pass on the project just to avoid putting on that skin-tight costume again that he wore while filming.

Source: Twitter, Twitter

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