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Charlie Cox Talks About the Online Campaign That Saved 'Daredevil'

Charlie Cox, who played Daredevil in the Netflix series, spoke to Marvel.com about portraying the superhero in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.

Charlie Cox is thanking fans for the "Save Daredevil" fan campaign. The actor, who appeared as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the She-Hulk: Attorney At Law season one finale, spoke with Marvel.com about the "Save Daredevil" social media campaign and joining She-Hulk.

“Whatever happens to my career going forward from this point on, I owe most of it to the ‘Save Daredevil’ campaign,” Cox said. “That even when I had lost hope years ago, they did not, and they continued to campaign and support. And over the years, I’ve met many of them, and they’re such an enthusiastic, passionate crowd.”

Netflix cancelled the Daredevil series after three season in November 2018, but fans went to social media with the #SaveDaredevil hashtag to return the superhero to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Due to contracts, Marvel Studios had to wait two years before placing Cox in another film or series as Daredevil. Matt Murdock made a brief cameo in 2021 film Spider-Man: No Way Home, but Cox told Radio Times that while watching the movie in a theater, the crowd didn't seem to be excited about his appearance.

“It’s funny, I got so many text messages and so many calls about that moment in the cinema,” Cox said. “My nephew sent me a recording of everyone cheering. So, I snuck into a movie theater near where I live and literally stood in the corridor… and, sadly, my experience was it was dead f******* quiet!” Cox said. “I must have been in one of the only movie theatres in America that was dead silent, and it was packed, so it was a real anti-climax.”

Cox will return as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in forthcoming Disney+ series, Daredevil: Born Again, which is slated to begin filming next year.