Are Marvel’s Netflix series not as connected to their cinematic universe as much as first thought? “Daredevil” star Charlie Cox seems to think that should his titular character make it to the big screen then the studio executives might well recast him.
Speaking with ET Online, the British actor was asked about whether he will participate in the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” two-part film saga to which he responded:
“I have not received that call! Could you imagine? That would be the coolest thing ever. I have no idea how… Marvel TV and Marvel Studios are two very different things. So even if the character were to appear in that film, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I would appear in that film. I will pick a fight with the guy that they choose! That would be a dream. But that is not something that has been discussed with me at this point.”
With the ‘Infinity War’ films still in early stages and Marvel’s film and TV divisions now quite separate entities, it’s not a surprising comment – it also doesn’t preclude the possibility of Cox doing a cameo. A big factor complicating things is his commitment to further seasons of the show along with “The Defenders” mini-series – we may not be seeing much (if any) of the Marvel Netflix stars jumping to the big screen becuase they’ll be too busy doing their own shows.
Speaking of “Daredevil,” the various cast and crew have been talking up the second season which launches in March and includes both The Punisher and Elektra. Actor Jon Bernthal, who plays the former, talked with EW the other day about his arc over the season:
“He’s a guy who brought the war home with him [in] the worst possible way. There are a lot of iterations of this character and in all of them it’s a man who’s gone through this unbelievable trauma and what’s interesting about our take on him is how this trauma reshapes his own philosophy. I can’t give too much away, but what’s interesting is the way [showrunners Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez] have made his story a slow burn. It’s interesting to find this guy at the point we find him. You want an evolution and a process. He starts in one place and will end up in another.”
Elodie Yung meanwhile spoke about her role as Elektra and how unpredictable she is:
“Elektra is kind of a sociopath. This world is a game for her, like a chess game. What motivates her is what she wants, she’ll use anything she needs to use to get to her goal, and if she needs to kill people she would. On the other hand, we wanted to create a character with different layers… I think Elektra isn’t a bad person, she’s not a good person, she’s a person with different traits.”
Executive producer Marco Ramirez confirms that the iconic costumes of the characters will appear, but have been tweaked to better fit the show’s aesthetic:
“Anything like a comic book costume, to us, a fun part of the challenge is making it organically feel part of the world or the tapestry of the world that makes it seem like season one. So, will people be wearing kick ass costumes in this show? Yes. Yes, everybody does – we promise! But, that said, we wanted to make it feel as organic and grounded as possible.”
The second season of “Daredevil” goes online on the streaming service on March 18th.