Charlie Cox’s 2023 MCU Return As Daredevil Gets “Delayed” – But Why?

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By Bruce Wayne

Marvel fans were eagerly anticipating the return of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2023. However, due to the latest round of scheduling changes in the MCU, Cox’s comeback has been postponed, leaving fans to wait a bit longer to see the beloved character in action.

Cox’s Resurgence in the Marvel World

Charlie Cox’s journey back into the Marvel world began with a significant cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home in 2021. This cameo marked his reentry into the MCU, generating immense excitement among fans, especially after his acclaimed four-season run as Daredevil on Netflix.

Cox’s return continued as he played a pivotal supporting role in an episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law in 2022. He donned his iconic yellow Daredevil costume, setting the stage for his forthcoming MCU solo series, Daredevil: Born Again.

Cox’s MCU Return Delayed

The Hollywood Reporter recently disclosed that the upcoming Echo series, which was set to feature Charlie Cox as Daredevil, will face delays. Originally scheduled for a binge-style release on November 29, 2023, the series will now premiere in January 2024, becoming the first live-action MCU release of the new year. While the exact release date remains unknown, all six episodes will still drop simultaneously.

Cox’s involvement as Daredevil in the Echo series was confirmed in a July 2022 report. He will join Alaqua Cox’s Echo and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin in this highly anticipated production. Additionally, the same outlet revealed in March 2023 that Cox would play a “key figure” in the Echo series, alongside the exciting return of Jon Bernthal as the Punisher.

Anticipation for Cox’s Return

Although fans will have to endure a brief wait, Charlie Cox is poised for a substantial role alongside Echo in her January 2024 series. Following that, he is slated to headline his own solo series, Daredevil: Born Again. However, due to ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes, the series, originally planned for a Spring 2024 release, remains undated as filming has yet to conclude.

Despite these delays, the anticipation for Cox’s return is palpable. Fans eagerly await his expanded role in the MCU narrative, especially after receiving only glimpses of the Man Without Fear over the past few years. The ensemble cast of “Born Again” promises an exciting and impactful return for Cox.

Charlie Cox’s return as Daredevil in the MCU was met with immense enthusiasm, but delays in production have pushed back his anticipated appearances. The Echo series is now set to debut on Disney+ in January 2024, while the release date for Daredevil: Born Again remains uncertain. Marvel fans, although patient, are eagerly awaiting Cox’s significant return to the superhero landscape.