The Marvel Cinematic Universe has recently begun reintroducing some of Netflix’s Marvel characters. This specifically includes Matt Murdock aka Daredevil, as played by Charlie Cox, and Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin, as played by Vincent D’Onofrio. But of course, these are only two characters out of a variety of Marvel heroes and villains that were adapted for Netflix. As such, fans may be wondering what the plan is for these other characters as well, such as Punisher, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
While none of this has been confirmed, it was first suggested on Twitter by scooper @MyTimeToShineHello that “Some tv actors will be recast for MCU.”
You can see their tweet below:
Some tv actors will be recast for MCU
— MyTimeToShineHello (@MyTimeToShineH) January 24, 2022
It seems that many have speculated this is in direct reference to Krysten Ritter, who originally played Jessica Jones in the titular Netflix series. While this is still a possibility, especially because Charlie Cox is the only known Netflix Marvel hero returning for the MCU, Small-Screen.co.uk thinks otherwise. In particular, they noted that Finn Jones, who played Iron Fist, is the only actor they’re told for sure won’t be coming back. This leaves the aforementioned Jessica Jones actress Krysten Ritter, Jon Bernthal who played Punisher, and Mike Colter who played Luke Cage as candidates for being recast or brought back.
Interestingly, they suggested that Kevin Feige is interested in having Krysten Ritter reprise her role, however, with Jon Bernthal also wanted to reprise his Punisher role sometime soon. With that said, it sounds like actor Mike Colter is the only one whose fate is up in the air assuming the rumor is true. Of course, then again, none of this information has been confirmed – so it should all be taken with a grain of salt.
But with Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio returning for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems more likely than not that they’d just bring back the more popular Netflix actors as well. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.