Charlie Cox thought the call setting up his Marvel return as Daredevil was a joke

Charlie Cox in Daredevil
(Image credit: Netflix)

Charlie Cox is back! The actor returned as Daredevil in Spider-Man: No Way Home and in She-Hulk episode 8 – and has now revealed that he thought the call setting up his return was a joke. Cox originally played the character in Netflix's Daredevil show, which was eventually canceled. 

"I thought it was a joke. I thought it was a prank," Cox told CinePop (opens in new tab). "Then I thought maybe – I had an answer machine message saying, 'Kevin Feige's assistant, can you call us back?' And then I thought maybe it was a charity event for Covid and they're bringing everyone in. And then I get on the phone and it's like, 'Do you want to be in Spider-Man?' It's just bonkers. I'm in the garden in my house, and my wife is sitting on the steps, looking at me like, 'What's happening?' It was mad, it's just nuts. It's a childhood dream, it was unbelievable."

Cox had a small role as Peter Parker's lawyer in No Way Home, but is set to get his own show on Disney Plus, an 18 episode revival titled Daredevil: Born Again. He's also set to appear in Hawkeye spin-off Echo along with Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin.

Next up on the Marvel release slate is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which arrives in theaters this November 11. She-Hulk will drop its finale on Disney Plus very soon: check out our She-Hulk release schedule to find out exactly when the last episode lands in your time zone.

In the meantime, check out our roundup of all the upcoming Marvel movies and TV shows for everything else the MCU has in store for us. 

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.