So far, Marvel’s film universe and television universe have only shared the most tenuous connections. For reasons unknown, the powers that be have resisted the idea of a full-on crossover between the two.
But Charlie Cox hopes to change all that. The Daredevil star has voiced his desire to have none other than Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow make a guest appearance – possibly an extended one – on his Netflix show.
It makes sense if you’re a comic reader. The two characters have a long and complicated history, which has veered into the romantic on more than one occasion. And film actors no longer see TV as a step down. So the idea of her popping up on the show isn’t outside the realm of possibility.
However, it’s also far from a done deal. Widow is a huge part of the film universe, and many fans have been calling for her to be granted a solo film for the last few years. They might see it as a slap in the face to bring her to another character’s small screen show, rather than a big screen outing of her own.
Check out what Cox had to say in an Instagram interview (via MCU Exchange) with Sensacine:
Charlie says he wants to have Scarlett Johansson in the Netflix shows since Daredevil and Black Widow have dated in the comics and Finn says “Nice!” They also agree that Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk! My very rough translation of the question: What Marvel character do you want to have appear in the series? #marvel #netflix #defenders #thedefenders #daredevil #mattmurdock #charliecox #ironfist #dannyrand #finnjones #darefist #randock #jox #bromance
It’s not the first time Charlie Cox has expressed interest in being more connected with the film side of Marvel. Just last November he said he’d love it:
“I’d love that too. Those Easter eggs are thrilling to me. As they are to all of you guys, the fans. Sadly, Elden and myself have not been invited to the conversations that take place where they make those decisions. So, until we are invited to those conversations, we have no idea what’s going to happen.”
Anthony Mackie, however – didn’t seem to be as positive about it happening:
“Different universes, different worlds, different companies, different designs. Kevin Feige is very specific about how he wants the Marvel Universe to be seen in the film world. It wouldn’t work. It wouldn’t work at all.”
Here’s hoping we get to see it happen eventually.
Would you like to see Johanssen appear on the Netflix series? Or do you think she’s better as a film character? Tell us in the comments!