‘She-Hulk’ Showrunner Says Charlie Cox Was “Very Game” to Play “Funny” Daredevil

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has finally premiered on Disney+, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe series has already generated a lot of discussion outside of its first episode. One of the most talked-about characters in the entire franchise is set to make his MCU debut at some point in the half-hour comedy show. As seen in She-Hulk’s trailer, Charlie Cox will reprise his role of Daredevil in the series.

After appearing as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the alter ego of Cox’s character on the beloved Netflix Daredevil series is confirmed to be officially entering the MCU in She-Hulk. Considering both Jennifer Walter and Matt Murdock are lawyers, it makes sense to bring the two together in a legal show. However, fans of the dark and gritty Daredevil show will have to adjust to a different side of the character, as writers have confirmed that in She-Hulk, Daredevil will be lighter and funnier than he previously has been portrayed.

She-Hulk head writer and showrunner Jessica Gao spoke to Collider about Cox’s reaction to the role, describing him as “very game to play around” with the lighter side of the character. She also explained why he “fit into the show so perfectly“:

He has such reverence and love for that character. It’s clear that the character meant so much to him, but he also came very game to play around. He was totally up for more funny banter and having this fun dynamic with Jen and She-Hulk. It really feels like the character from the comics. It was so fun because he really does fit into the show so perfectly. They’re both lawyers, and they’re both superheroes. Who else can say that they have that in common? It was just very fun thinking about what their dynamics would be, based on the personalities of these two characters.

Jessica Gao

Fans of Daredevil and the character will finally see the dream of Cox’s return become reality in the coming weeks. While he may come across differently in She-Hulk than in the Netflix show, Gao has previously discussed how any MCU character the series used is framed in a comedic light to fit the show. So Daredevil’s first official appearance in the MCU may say little to nothing about how he will be portrayed in the future, including in the eventual Daredevil: Born Again series.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is currently streaming on Disney+, and new episodes are released weekly.

Source: Collider

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