Fans were saddened when Daredevil along with all the other Marvel/Netflix shows got canceled. They’ve also been holding on to the hope that Marvel/Disney would resurrect the characters and shows elsewhere (on Hulu or Disney+) with the #SaveDaredevil campaign.
A resurrection of the Daredevil series doesn’t seem to be in the cards at the moment according to lead actor Charlie Cox. In a new chat with Comic Book, Charlie pours some cold water on fan speculation that Season 4 would be a sure-bet at Marvel after the Netflix shows were canceled, because of the popularity of the show before it was killed.
When asked if he thought the series would get a fourth season while he’d love to do it, he hasn’t been given any reason to believe it would happen.
COX: “I don’t feel that way, no. And, I don’t know why I don’t feel that way. But, I haven’t been given any reason to believe that. And, from a cynical point of view, it just feels like maybe I’m trying to protect myself, ’cause I’d love nothing more than to do it again.”
Charlie expanding upon the trouble of restarting a series when others have left for other television shows with multiple season contracts.
COX: “But when you make a television show, it’s so complicated, and people’s schedules are so difficult, and contracts are so difficult. So that’s why when, as an actor, when you sign onto a TV show, you sign six years of your life away. Because, if you don’t do that, it becomes too complicated to try and get all these moving pieces.”
There had been rumblings that Charlie Cox’s Daredevil and Jon Bernthal’s Punisher could get the Deadpool treatment and allowed to join the hard-canon MCU. That doesn’t seem to be the case after Charlie’s comments on Season 4 here and recently debunking the rumor he would be showing up in Spider-Man 3.
If we do end up seeing Daredevil or Matt Murdock we might have to be ready to see another actor in that role.