Long before we had the likes of WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and the soon to be released Loki, we had the Netflix Corner of the Marvel Television Universe – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Punisher. Sadly, these shows all met an unfortunate end nearly two years ago. It was also reported that as per the initial deal between Marvel and the streaming giant, the characters wouldn’t be able to appear in any non-Netflix related projects for two years after the cancellation of a series.
With that time frame now over for many of the shows, talk has arisen about whether the characters would be making a comeback on the screen and whether it would be the same cast portraying them. Rumors have swirled that Charlie Cox had filmed a courtroom scene in Spider-Man: No Way Home, but we haven’t heard about any more than that.
Now, thanks to a recent report from That Hashtag Show, we may know what Marvel Studios plans are for several of the actors and actresses from that era. The report mentions that the aforementioned Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Jon Bernthal, and Vincent D’Onofrio are set to return as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher and Wilson Fisk respectively.
The report goes on to state that whilst the actors will be reprising their roles, they won’t be the same versions of the characters that we saw in the Netflix series and will not follow the same backstory. The report states that the actors will make appearances during the upcoming Phase Four and Five with Cox appearing first in Spider-Man: No Way Home this Christmas. They don’t specify where Ritter and Bernthal will appear, but they do reveal that D’Onofrio will be playing a pivotal role in the recently announced Echo series on Disney Plus, with an appearance in Hawkeye later this year a possibility.
Interestingly, the article appears to confirm that Finn Jones and Mike Colter won’t be appearing as Iron Fist and Luke Cage – so it may be that we will be seeing new actors take on those roles.
For now, we can only take this news with a pinch of salt until we get some form of confirmation from Marvel, but it certainly isn’t the first time that we have heard this.
What do you think? Do you like this idea? Would you prefer the previous shows canon to be preserved? Let us know below!