Matt Murdock, Wilson Fisk, and the Future of ‘Daredevil’ in the MCU

when reckless Premiered on Netflix in April 2015, the series quickly became a fan favorite for offering a refreshing change of pace from Marvel Studios’ high-profile big-screen shows. As the Avengers deal with extraterrestrial invaders who threaten to wipe out the entirety of New York City, reckless Focus on street-level crime in Hell’s Kitchen and a blind attorney who wore an all-black suit more suited to a thief than a superhero. Her action was more realistic, and her violence was more brutal. Avengers It has appeared a super soldier and a huge green monster that can destroy a foreign warship with a single punch; reckless He had a hero who was beaten and bloodied as often as his enemies who had no superhuman strength.

reckless The title of an earlier era of Marvel’s small-screen storytelling that already seems far from today. Before Marvel Studios began creating their own TV shows to popularize Disney+, the Marvel TV companies were scattered across their own separate multiverse, offering a variety of storytelling for equally diverse returns. Under the leadership of Jeph Loeb, Marvel Television has collaborated with 20th Century Fox to produce series such as corps And the gifted And with Hulu on titles like fugitives, while Disney-owned ABC has hosted projects related to the MCU including Shield AgentsAnd Agent Carter, And in humans. However, her most ambitious project was her partnership with Netflix, where Marvel Television featured a team of New York City heroes across four series –recklessAnd Jessica JonesAnd Luke Cage, And iron fist—For a street-level take on the Avengers, which culminated in the crossover series defenders.

for three seasons, reckless He never broke her stride, even like series like iron fist And defenders They failed to find a foothold. Much credit to recklessThe show’s consistent quality belongs to the show’s two stars, Charlie Cox (as mysterious moral hero Matt Murdock) and Vincent Donofrio (as Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin), whose on-screen rivalry and war over New York City helped redefine the two classic characters from the Marvel comics. But by November 2018, recklessAnd Luke Cage, And iron fist It was canceled, and the rest of Netflix’s Marvel TV programming soon followed in limbo as viewership plummeted and Disney paved the way for its own streaming service. When Cox was asked if he believed reckless Could find a new home on Disney+ in 2020, he told Comicbook.com he never imagined that would happen. “I don’t feel this way, no. I don’t know why I don’t feel this way,” Cox said. “But I have not been given any reason to believe that. And from an ironic standpoint, it’s as if I might be trying to protect myself, “because I’d love nothing more than to do it all over again.”

Now, more than three years after the abolition of recklessAnd Cox’s Murdock and D’Onofrio Fisk both made their MCU re-appearances within a week by guest appearances on Spider-Man: There is no room for home And hook, Respectively. These engravings could be precursors to more substantial recurring roles.

Fisk’s arrival hook It seemed imminent as early as the show’s third episode, when characters began referring to the crime leader as “Uncle” or simply “the big guy.” A grainy image confirmed D’Onofrio’s return as the King of Crime in Episode 5, and by the end of the season, Fisk was back and was as menacing as ever. This says a lot when the guy was rocking a comic-inspired costume like this:

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Although Fisk basically acts as the main villain in hookThe series devotes little time to re-establishing his background or explaining whether this Fisk is the same character who took control of the New York City underworld in reckless– By the end of the end, he is supposed to be already dead. (Well, presumably he died by any super gullible viewers who haven’t read the comics, which contain a similar death scene supposedly Kingpin has survived.) However, D’Onofrio recently spoke to this To confirm that this version of Fisk is designed to be one and the same. “It’s hard to connect all the dots, but they connected as many dots as possible and he lost a little bit of his power because of the Blip,” explained D’Onofrio. “The idea [was] to bring him hook, to be the same character he was in the previous show, and play him like this.”

As for Cox’s Murdock, his appearance in There is no place for home He plays a much smaller role in a plot that pits Spider-Man against five visiting villains from alternate universes. Murdock is present in one scene, where he worked as a lawyer – A really good The person providing his legal services to Peter Parker, Aunt May, and Happy Hogan. But he stayed on long enough to boast his uncanny hearing and reflexes as he sliced ​​a brick out of the air before it hit Peter, provoking fans that the Fearless Man will be back for much longer soon.

Without spending a lot of time in front of the screen, it’s hard to say when your resource will appear next after I’ve reintroduced it to the MCU. With Murdock and Fisk back, though, it seems inevitable that the two will face each other again in a future project — whether it’s a new series on Disney+ or the first Daredevil movie since Ben Affleck and Michael Clarke Duncan portrayed the couple. 2003 reckless. But Murdock will likely be back sooner than that, potentially joining another famous superhero lawyer in the future. Strong woman series.

Strong woman It is expected to premiere on Disney+ in 2022 with Tatiana Maslany starring as Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who specializes in legal cases related to superhumans who also happens to be the cousin of the famous angry green avenger. Murdock and Walters never appear in front of each other in court in the comics, but there is some precedent for She-Hulk seeking Daredevil for legal advice in Strong woman number. 4 (2014):

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Meanwhile, it looks like Maya Lopez dropped Fisk near the end of hook Finally, but the show made sure to leave his fate a mystery by moving the camera away from Fisk and Lopez where the sounds of gunshots and a shattered body can be heard. The scene is a close re-creation of the two’s near-fatal confrontation in the comedy, which costs Fisk his sight (temporarily), but not his life. That moment came to the end of a story called “Parts of a Hole” in David Mack and Joe Quesada reckless It was commissioned in 1999, which gave Maya her first comics debut as the adopted daughter of Kingpin. The deaf superhero, who has the ability to perfectly recreate other people’s movements and fighting styles, is already ready to return to her Disney+ show, sound echoAnd With Alaqua Cox replaying it hook Job. Although there is no confirmation on the choice of D’Onofrio sound echoAnd hook It lays out a potential story line that follows the fallout between Lopez and Fisk — with plenty of room to include Cox’s Daredevil as well, if the show draws additional inspiration from the trio’s connections in the comics.

Double Yields for recklessMarvel’s two biggest stars are opening up the possibility of bringing more characters back into the MCU from other Marvel-neighbouring projects that were previously outside Disney’s control. And thanks to Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox and the end of its Marvel-centric relationship with Netflix, a lot of Characters to choose from.

MCU engineers have been busy rebuilding its roster of characters after the end of the Infinity Saga, and while that leaves plenty of room for new heroes like Shang-Chi or Kate Bishop to emerge, it also opens the door for Marvel Studios to pick up some fan-favorites from recently added properties, like Jessica. Jones or Luke Cage or iron fistColin Wing. (Our first taste came to this potential WandaVision, when Evan Peters’ Quicksilver showed up at Wanda’s front door—although that was more of a misdirection that used viewers’ awareness of Fox’s X-Men franchise against them.) There is no place for home. Likewise, the divisive and exciting concept of the various versions of existing characters allows Marvel to solve any number of continuity issues that can arise in moving their favorite actors from different characteristics while recasting others.

As for the reckless Fans who have been hoping for Season 4, the chances look a lot better these days, and as D’Onofrio said recently this, he is there with them. “Just so they all know, I hope we can carry on,” Donofrio said. “We just have to see what happens. I keep thinking reckless Having finished and having to get away from it. This is on my mind too. Maybe it’s all over. But I can only hope this isn’t the case.”

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