Since Marvel and Netflix announced their partnership in a number of TV series exclusive to the digital video platform, one of the big questions surrounding the deal has been whether we’ll ever see characters from the TV shows pop up in the larger MCU films which are hitting cinemas over the next couple of years.
Today, Charlie Cox, star of Daredevil, has confirmed at an event in Paris that his contract allows him to cross over into the MCU, although there’s a caveat – he’s not had any conversations with the higher-ups about doing so. Yet.
“When I signed the contract for the show, I signed multiple years for Daredevil and, of course, The Defenders – and in that package there was the opportunity to be involved in the movies”
It would be great if that was to happen – it’d be wonderful – who wouldn’t want to be in the biggest grossing movie of all time? But none of those discussions have happened – certainly not with me.”
Of course, this could all be a red herring and, for all we know, Daredevil and his fellow Defenders Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist (who together comprise Marvel’s TV equivalent of The Avengers) could well be heading to the big screen when Infinity War rolls around in 2018 and 2019. We’re no closer to knowing for sure, but at least today’s confirmation addresses the question of whether it can, which should give Marvel fans more surety on this than they had previously.