She-Hulk Series Was Able To Use Charlie Cox’s Daredevil – Topplaywriting

The team behind She-Hulk: Attorney At Law was “shocked” when Marvel told them they could use Charlie Cox’s Daredevil in their legal comedy/drama.

She-Hulk: Attorney At Law creator and head writer Jessica Gao says she was shocked the upcoming series was able to use Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil. As part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4, Marvel Studios’ latest Disney+ series introduces audiences to defense attorney Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany)—who inherits the Hulk’s powers after receiving a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). In addition to Ruffalo’s enormous green rage monster, She-Hulk features a handful of other exciting MCU characters.

Disney+ or the MCU’s small-screen debut, Daredevil led Netflix’s Marvel shows. The TV-MA Defenders universe was darker than and seemingly disconnected from the MCU. That said, Daredevil has been sorely missed since Marvel ended its relationship with Netflix/ABC. Thankfully, Disney/Marvel Studios is now utilizing the talent they’ve inherited from Netflix, with Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk/Kingpin making their official MCU debuts in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye, respectively. Ahead of their appearance in Echo and Daredevil: Born Again, it was confirmed a yellow-suited Daredevil would appear in She-Hulk.

Gao shared details about Daredevil’s surprise role in She-Hulk. Discussing the series’ approach to the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, Gao praised Cox and explained how shocked the writers were at being able to use him. Well, first of all, we were shocked that we were able to use him. Like, when we first heard that he was on the table, I mean, we couldn’t believe it. We kept thinking like, ’Okay, at some point, someone’s gonna say ‘Just kidding.‘’ Like, ‘It’s a cruel joke, and you actually can’t have him.’ And it just kept going and kept going…And Charlie is so wonderful. He’s so game to do whatever, and he’s such a wonderful actor, and a wonderful human being. What was so fun about bringing him and Daredevil into our world is that people have already seen a Daredevil who is very dramatic, little bit on the heavy side, very dark, brooding.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man’s lawyer, it seems obvious Matt Murdock would cross paths with Jennifer Walters given their shared vocations. Although a role in She-Hulk was speculated, the series’ comedic nature left those theories up in the air. Fans have expressed concerns as to how the grit of characters like Daredevil, not to mention Jon Bernthal’s Punisher, would work in the MCU. For better or worse, having Cox appear in She-Hulk without the dark tone and suit of his flagship series confronts those concerns head-on.

Cox’s ability to play both the vigilante and the lawyer. It’s unclear how big of a role he’ll play in She-Hulk or how it’ll lead into Echo. However, it’s reasonable to assume Matt will team up with Jennifer inside the courtroom as well as outside. Irrespective of She-Hulk’s tone, Cox has perfected the duality of his character and is talented enough to remain consistent. As “shocking” as it is to have the character’s first non-cameo MCU appearance be in a comedy, fans shouldn’t fear for Daredevil: Born Again. Marvel Studios has made a habit of listening to fans and enabling its creatives. On top of benefiting from a performer as revered as Cox, She-Hulk will break the fourth wall before the R-rated Deadpool 3, which signals a daring future for the Man Without Fear.