Take the following with a hefty pinch of salt.
Kevin Smith has taken to his podcast FatmanBeyond to reignite rumblings claiming that Matt Murdock aka Daredevil might be joining the cast of Spider-Man 3, but also that Charlie Cox could be reprising the role.
SMITH: “All these people spilling the good news. I heard another piece of good fucking news. Did you hear that the new Spider-Man movie gonna have a lawyer in it? Yes, a famous Marvel universe lawyer.”
“Charlie Cox, they’re bringing in as Matt Murdock. That’s been the rumor online and they say that’s the one that Marvel’s like ‘goddammit, how did that get out?’…If they do that, fuckin’ chef’s kiss.”
“Because the rumor beyond that rumor is that that once they introduce him in Spider-Man, Daredevil is going to get his own movie with Charlie Cox playing him.”
While a meaty rumor, this is hardly confirmation as he is clearly saying he is repeating online rumors.
The ending of Spider-Man: Far From Home had left plenty of fans with the idea that Matt Murdock could become Peter Parker’s lawyer after the cliffhanger of J. Jonah Jameson outing his secret identity to the public and is framed for the murder of Quentin Beck aka Mysterio.
It is worth noting that Kevin Smith is neither a journalist or scooper but simply works in the industry and at one time was working for Marvel Television (before folding into Marvel Studios) with his Howard The Duck series for Hulu before they ultimately decided to cancel it.
Smith has on occasion parroted popular online rumors on his podcasts/shows and outlets have taken that as confirmations of those rumors. It’s good to reiterate to people Kevin is also a fan and jumps into the rumormill with the rest of us, as he points out “that’s the rumor online”.
Echoing our sentiment, Kevin has now posted on Twitter clarifying that he doesn’t have any inside information on Daredevil or Charlie Cox’s return.
Perspective: While I, too, hope this rumor is true, please remember that I only talked about it with @marcbernardin on #FatManBeyond after I read about it on the internet, just like everyone else. This means I have no inside info. Much like everybody else, I’m just a hopeful fan. https://t.co/t8Kn080UIY
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 17, 2020
Another lawyer is coming to the MCU with Jennifer Walters in the She-Hulk series (Kevin’s pivoting aside when she was mentioned). Jennifer, a defense lawyer, is known for taking up cases with superheroes clients.
Spider-Man 3 aka Serenity Now was supposed to begin shooting this summer but without pre-production allowed to move forward via coronavirus concerns, filming could be delayed and they might not be able to hit the targeted release date of July 16th, 2021.
SOURCE: FATMAN BEYOND