With Netflix set to launch its “Daredevil” TV series next Friday, many have begun wondering how the show will slot into the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe of which it is admittedly a part.
Speculation has begun suggesting that the show’s star Charlie Cox could appear as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” in a cameo, not out of the question considering the film is already packed to the brim with other Marvel heroes. Speaking with IGN about the reports, Cox says:
“I’ve been reading Civil War [the comic storyline] – and Daredevil does appear in that. And look – again, just to clarify – I have not been called about that [the movie]. I haven’t been invited to that party! But it would be very, very cool. Just to be in the background, saying cool stuff every now and then. It would be cool to be with all those guys.”
What about another Marvel character showing up in the Netflix Marvel playground? Speaking with SciFiNow, “Daredevil” show runner Steven DeKnight hopes that The Punisher gets his time and that the success of “Daredevil” might push that forward:
“I’ve been a huge fan of the Punisher comics for years. I’d love to see him get his due on a platform like this. Nothing would delight me more than to see the Punisher get his own show and maybe we could convince Marvel to go Hard-R rating. If any character deserves an R rating, it’s the Punisher.”
DeKnight has other things to concentrate on for now though, such as a potential second season of “Daredevil”. Asked by Collider if any progress has been made on a subsequent series:
“I have absolutely no idea. No matter what show you do, there’s always a possibility of a second season. Nothing’s been talked about, nothing’s been decided. If I had my druthers, would we do a second season? Sure, I think it would warrant it.
In regards to The Defenders and how that works, I think it would work pretty much like the movies. You could do season 1 of Daredevil, you do season 2, and depending on where the other shows fall, you might get second season of Jessica Jones… There’s really no way of telling, it’s really a grand experiment.”
All thirteen episodes of Netflix’s “Daredevil” first season go online Friday April 10th.