See, it’s not all bad news these days!
On the most recent episode of Kevin Smith’s Fatman Beyond podcast, Clerks director Kevin Smith stated that he’s heard from sources that Charlie Cox’s Matthew Murdock/Daredevil from the hit Netflix series is set to make his cinematic debut in next summer’s Spider-Man film.
On the latest episode of his Fatman Beyond show, Smith talked excitedly about a rumor he’d heard online that Marvel plans on bringing Cox back into the fold for Spider-Man 3.
“I heard another piece of good f**kn’ news. Did you hear that Spider-Man, the new Spider-Man movie, gonna have a lawyer in it?” Smith asked co-host Marc Benardin.
When the latter enquired which one, the Clerks filmmaker clarified:
“Charlie Cox, they’re bringing in as Matt Murdock. That’s been the rumor online and they say that’s like the one that like Marvel’s like, ‘god damn it how did that get out?’” [via We Got This Covered]
While Marvel’s Netflix experiment largely produced mixed results, Daredevil — which ran for three excellent seasons — was certainly the MCU’s biggest hit on the streaming service.
This report from Smith comes at the same time that rumors indicate Kraven the Hunter will be the primary antagonist in the film.
Considering the way that Spider-Man: Far From Home ended — Spider-Man having his secret identity of Peter Parker revealed to the world — incorporating both Kraven’s hunting and Murdock’s lawyering is a perfect fit.
At this time, the still-untitled third film in the Spider-Man franchise is set to hit theaters on July 16, 2021.
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