As we delve deeper and deeper into Marvel’s movies and television shows, things just get more and more interesting. Marvel has created a truly unique beast with its Cinematic Universe, not only creating a string of inter-related films, but a universe that extends beyond.
Unlike DC television shows like Arrow, Gotham, and The Flash that have no bearing in the DC Cinematic Universe, Marvel’s television shows (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter) take place within the very same Cinematic Universe as The Avengers and Guardians Of The Galaxy. This fact was very evident when events in Captain America: The Winter Soldier shook the very foundation of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
That same universe is about to expand with the release of the Netflix Original Series, Daredevil. The synopsis for the series is as follows.
“Marvel’s Daredevil is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night.”
So far, all early indication points to Daredevil being a hit, with Forbes calling it “one of Marvel’s greatest achievements.” With all this in mind, there is, of course, one big question on fans’s minds.
Will Daredevil soon cross over into the Marvel movies, and if so, when?
Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio–who play Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil) and Wilson Fisk (aka Kingpin), respectively–recently had an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, where fans asked that very same question of actor Charlie Cox (via Screen Rant).
“I have no idea if this is even a possibility but I can tell you that I would love nothing more. I don’t see why the character from our show couldn’t fit in with the Avengers, if he was invited ;)”
Charlie Cox had made his interest in joining the Avengers the day before in an interview with IGN, where he shared his knowledge about Daredevil’s involvement in the Civil War comic series (via Total Geeks). Considering the fact that Captain America: Civil War is currently in development, will Daredevil be joining Marvel’s Cinematic Universe sooner rather than later?
“And look – again, just to clarify – I have not been called about that. 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.”
Unfortunately, the chances of him actually joining in this late in the game is slim considering how crowded Captain America: Civil War is going to be on the superhero front. All that aside, let’s remember that Phase 3 of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe looks to be the most ambitious phase yet, so even if Daredevil doesn’t show up in Civil War, who’s to say he won’t show up in The Avengers: Infinity War?
We’ll have to wait and see. Daredevil premieres on Netflix on April 10, 2015.
[Image Credits: Marvel, Netflix]