‘She-Hulk’ Writer Thought Daredevil Appearance Was a Prank

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There was already a lot to be excited about in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, but the latest trailer might have given fans their biggest reason to tune in yet. In the footage released by Marvel Studios at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, it was officially revealed that Charlie Cox would be returning to his role as the vigilante Daredevil at some point in the series run.

Decked out in his classic yellow-and-red attire, this will be the first time viewers see Cox in action since Daredevil was canceled by Netflix in 2018, and the second time he’ll appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following a brief cameo in last year’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. The return is a long time coming, but the opportunity to put Daredevil in their show never felt real to the creatives working behind the scenes.

In a recent interview with Collider, She-Hulk head writer Jessica Gao explained that the writer’s room thought they were being pranked when Marvel told them Daredevil was available to use:

I don’t think we ever, in a million years, thought that we would be allowed to use them, because we didn’t know what the status was of the character. And then, I can’t remember how, we got wind that he was coming back and that it was Charlie Cox, and we were like, ‘Wait, does that I mean we can use him? Are we allowed?’ And when they told us yeah, I mean, we couldn’t believe it, we thought we were being pranked.

Jessica Gao

As surreal as it may have been, the inclusion actually makes a lot of sense. Both Daredevil and She-Hulk are lawyers in the Marvel universe, and they both deal with the same corner of C and D-List villains in and out of the courtroom. This must have provided plenty of room to throw Matt Murdock in the mix, as Gao continued to reveal there’s more Devil of Hell’s Kitchen in the series than originally expected:

We just kept writing him in, and we kept rolling with the story just thinking like, ‘Okay, any moment now they’re going to tell us we can’t use them. They made a mistake. They actually don’t have the rights.’ But it just kept [becoming] more and more real. And it was so hard to keep that secret!

Jessica Gao

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law debuts on Disney+ on August 17th.

Source: Collider

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