With the cancellation of Netflix’s “Daredevil,” many fans were upset about losing one of their favorite shows. Fortunately, The Man Without Fear is slated to return to Marvel’s hands soon. With a Daredevil project slowly in the works, Kingpin, Bullseye, and Elektra could show up.
Justice Is Blind
Following the “Daredevil” cancellation, it was stated that Marvel Studios would gain rights for the characters sometime next year. With the success of the TV show, Marvel Studios can reboot things for a Disney Plus series. The network has a slew of shows in development, including “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “Moon Knight.” With the network’s PG-13 cap, fans won’t get the gritty action scenes found in the Netflix series.
One person on board for a return is actor Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays Kingpin. His work landed him Best Supporting Actor nominations at the Saturn Awards and EWwy Awards. D’Onofrio has always been vocal about returning to the character in the future. The axing of Netflix’s Marvel series stung when it was announced. “It was a bit shocking that [the Marvel shows] are all canceled now. It is just weird. I feel very similar to the way all the fans feel,” he told Digital Spy.
Some More Familiar Faces?
Someone else itching to reprise their role is Élodie Yung, who plays Elektra. “She’s such a great female character. She’s so crazy and strong, and she has so many flaws. You kind of feel for her. I do feel for her. It’s not easy to be who she is. There’s humanity in there,” Yung told The Hollywood Reporter. “It would be interesting to explore that again, especially after what just happened. But we’ll have to see what Marvel will do with her. I have no clue.”
Wilson Bethel, who plays Bullseye, has been silent on possibly making the jump to the MCU. Before landing the role, he auditioned for Captain America. “They put me in the Cap suit and did everything. So, I screen-tested it at Marvel with a number of other guys. They ended up releasing all the other guys,” he told ComicBook.com. “I was meeting with Joe Johnson to discuss the role and see storyboards. So, it was this insane period where during that time I kind of thought that maybe I was going to actually get the role.” While Bethel lost the part to Chris Evans, he earned fans through his work on The CW’s “Hart of Dixie.”
The Big Screen Jump?
While a TV show is a logical way to introduce Daredevil, there has been talk of him hitting theaters. D’Onofrio would love to bring The Punisher to Spider-Man’s world. When asked if he’d love to face the superhero in the next “Spider-Man” film, he simply tweeted, “Yes.” He’s not the only Daredevil cast member looking to team up with Spider-Man. At Las Vegas Comic Con, Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil, discussed wanting a collaboration. “I have to be really careful here. I mean, I’m sure I can say this. And I’ll just preface it by saying that I can’t see how this would happen. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. But I have no information to suggest that this would ever happen. But it’d be really cool to see…I’d love to do something with Spider-Man,” Cox said at the panel.
With the MCU film slate completely packed until 2024, a Daredevil film seems unlikely for now. Introducing him in the 2021 Spider-Man movie can set the stage for a Phase Six movie or TV project. Fans will be counting down the days until they reunite with Daredevil & Co. soon.
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