Spider-Man 3 Bring Netflix Hero to MCU:
Tom Holland has confirmed that Spider-Man 3 will begin production this summer. He claims that the script of the film is insane! We’re pretty excited to see the next chapter in Spider-Man’s story. Given the situation that Spider-Man is currently, this could be the darkest Spidey movie ever. And to make it even darker & perhaps better, a new rumor suggests that we will have the Netflix hero we all love be revived through Spider-Man: “Home Run”. Okay let’s not call it Home Run just yet.
This latest rumor has been forwarded by Kevin Smith’s podcast. Smith suggests that he read on the internet that Charlie Cox could reprise his role as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil in Spider-Man 3. After all, Peter Parker will be in dire need of a lawyer in his next film, and Matt Murdock would be a perfect choice to fight Peter Parker’s case. Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk would also be a great choice, but we’ve heard nothing about that.
Marvel cannot use Daredevil until later this year. According to their contract with Netflix, they cannot use a Marvel-Netflix character until 2 years after the cancellation of the Netflix series. Daredevil was cancelled in 2018 after its Season 3, and Spider-Man 3 is coming out in July 2021. So, that makes it a perfect scenario for Matt Murdock to reappear in the MCU. We have got to take this rumor as a pinch of salt, but the fans would surely love it if Marvel was able to revive at least some of the Netflix characters.
The fans were really bummed after the cancellation of Daredevil, The Punisher and shows featuring the other Defenders. But obviously, Marvel was setting the stage for these heroes to get a shot in the big leagues. Marvel will face a similar Deadpool like the situation with Daredevil if they wish to retain actors like Charlie Cox, Jon Bernthal and others. But this situation could be fixed by an explanation from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and the Loki series on Disney+.
Since the MCU never acknowledged the Netflix Marvel shows or any other product of Marvel TV, they could just be deemed as events of an alternate timeline. To explain things further, the events of Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil, the Punisher, Luke Cage & so on could have taken place after Loki ran away with the Tesseract. So, the Loki series could fix all of the confusion with quick cameos.
And this would further open up the possibility of Daredevil in the current MCU timeline. Matt Murdock could be brought in Spider-Man 3, but he the situation is that he hasn’t been active as Daredevil in this timeline for a long time. This way, Marvel could offer a soft reboot to the character and tell a different story with him. Meanwhile, characters like Iron Fist & even Luke Cage could be totally rebooted with new actors. The alternate timeline theory would allow Marvel to retain certain actors, and try out the new ones characters. Which means, like Charlie Cox, even Jon Bernthal could play the Punisher in the MCU. But obviously, he won’t be the same Frank Castle we’ve spent time with on Netflix. His story could be retold in the MCU.
Let’s see what Marvel is going to do with all the Netflix characters. Will all of the actors be retained? Will we get to see new faces? Let’s hope not. Almost all the Defenders were perfectly cast. They could continue with new stories on Disney+ or in the MCU films.
Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate. Here’s how the rest of the Marvel Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in August 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, WandaVision in December 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, Ms. Marvel in 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022. And 7 other unannounced films have release dates for 2022 & 2023.