Marvel's Daredevil star Charlie Cox appeared at New York Comic-Con's Excelsior! Remembering Stan Lee panel over the weekend, channeling Matt Murdock by dressing up as the character from the show. Originally created for Marvel Comics by Stan Lee, Bill Everett, and Jack Kirby, the most popular version of the Daredevil character is the one played by Cox on the Netflix series. Fans have been desperately missing Cox as Daredevil since Netflix put the kibosh on the show after three seasons, but those in attendance at NYCC were able to see him back in the role if even just for a moment when he donned those familiar red shades. A clip of the moment has since made its way to Twitter, and you can take a peek at it below.
At the start of the NYCC panel, Cox came out onto the stage to great applause from the crowd. Before getting started, however, Cox takes a moment to acknowledge his popular Marvel character. "I do just want to clear one thing up: I'm not Daredevil," Cox jokingly tells the fans. He adds: "I know what you're thinking, 'That's funny, because that's exactly what Daredevil would say.'" Soon after, Cox says he needs to look at some notes and starts feigning difficulty reading the text without his glasses. The actor then pulls Matt Murdock's trademark shades from his jacket and puts them on, quipping he borrowed them from a cosplayer. In any case, it certainly made for an awesome moment.
Developed for Netflix by Drew Goddard, Daredevil first debuted on the streaming service in 2015. In addition to Cox in the starring role, the series also featured Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Rosario Dawson as Clarie Temple, and Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk. It primarily follows Cox as Matt Murdock: blind lawyer by day, street vigilante by night. The series was the first of many Marvel shows to be developed as Netflix Originals, as Daredevil would soon be followed by Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and the crossover series The Defenders. Unfortunately, every single one of these series has since been officially axed, with only Daredevil and Jessica Jones making it to three seasons.
While Daredevil and the other Marvel shows on Netflix have concluded, it remains possible we could see some of the characters appearing elsewhere. Because the shows were also set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Matt Murdock or any of the other characters could potentially appear in an upcoming MCU movie. With Disney also looking to pad out its upcoming streaming service with new content, a revival could happen on Disney+ as well. There have also been rumors about a potential pickup happening on Hulu, which is also owned by Disney. Still, as of now, there's been no official word about bringing back any of the shows - or their characters - in any capacity.
We may have lost the great Stan Lee in 2018, but the legacy he has created will keep his spirit alive forever. Without a doubt, the many legendary characters Lee helped bring to life will be explored across various mediums for many years to come. The clip from NYCC comes to us from ChTCoxGoddess on Twitter.