Could the Avengers show up in an episode of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix? Star Charlie Cox was somewhat vague about the possibility when the question was posed to him at ACE Comic Con this weekend.
A young fan asked Cox if any of any Marvel Cinematic Universe characters would show up in future episodes of Daredevil.
“I’m afraid I can’t tell you that at all,” Cox answered. “That is a secret.”
Cox asked the fan which character he’d most like to see appear on the show. The fan said he’d want to see Iron Man, which elicited a smile and a humorous response from Cox.
“I think he’s quite cheap to get as well,” Cox joked. “I’m sure we can figure that out. His daily rate is like way low.”
Iron Man is, of course, played by Robert Downey Jr, one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood who has a profit participation clause in his contract that is the envy of his Avengers co-stars.
Cox’s answer could lead to some speculation about whether a crossover moment is being planned. After all, he was pretty blunt about saying he hasn’t heard anything about crossing over in the opposite direction, with his Daredevil character appearing in an upcoming Marvel Studios movie.
However, fans shouldn’t put their tinfoil hats on too tightly as there are a number of other explanations for his answer. Its possible that he’s contractually obligated not to answer that kind of question one way or another, or perhaps there are plans for Marvel Cinematic Universe characters to appear, just not the ones from the Movies. The Defenders are all part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after all, and with the bond that Matt Murdock seemed to form with Jessica Jones in Marvel’s The Defenders it wouldn’t be shocking to see her makes a guest appearance in Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3.
Its also possible that Cox has grown tired of answering crossover questions, which all of the Marvel Television stars get pretty frequently, and decided to get creative with this one or break it to the young fan gently.
Marvel’s Daredevil Season Three is expected to debut on Netflix in 2018.