Charlie Cox’s Daredevil is set to make his proper Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. While fans might think they know what they’re getting, series creator Jessica Gao says that might not be the case.
In a recent interview with The Direct, Gao said that Cox’s Daredevil wouldn’t be the exact same as his dark, brooding self from the hit Netflix series. Instead, due to the more light-hearted nature of She-Hulk, it’ll be a different portrayal of the character.
“And Charlie is so wonderful,” said Gao. “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, a little bit on the heavy side, very dark, brooding.”
Gao went on to note that Cox’s cameo is no different than any other cameo She-Hulk plans to have and that every hero who appears in the series does so with the tone of the show as a whole.
“And it was so fun to be able to do — and we do this with every character cameo from the MCU — is we take them from the environment that you know them from, which is a much more dramatic and action-oriented role, much more on the serious side, and we bring them into our world and they get to play in the tone of She-Hulk. And they got to explore and we get to see a lighter side of that character.”
Whether or not the upcoming Daredevil: Born Again Disney+ series is anything like the Netflix series remains to be seen. However, when folks first see Daredevil pop up in the MCU, they shouldn’t expect the typical brooding hero that they may be used to.