Scarlett Johansson’s BLACK WIDOW To Appear on Marvel’s Daredevil?

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:

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!

  • Ian Harrington

    It would make more sense to me to do it the other way around. If there’s a market for a Black Widow film, why not involve Charlie Cox in it as Daredevil, at some capacity, even if it’s small or closing credit teases?

    As cool as it would be to see her in an extended storyline over many episodes, from a marketing perspective, that would be deteriorating her brand. In extension that deteriorates The Avengers’ brand, Marvel Films’ cash cow. Sure, the actors would do it, but Feige would never allow it. Once a film character in the Marvel world degrades to the small screen, they stay on the small screen (see Phil Coulson, absent in Avengers: Age of Ultron). The star has to protect the integrity of the project they’re attached to.

    I agree with Anthony Mackie’s comment. As much as I would love to see it happen, he’s spot on. They’re two different worlds.