In another six months, Daredevil will be free of Netflix’s terms to return home to Marvel Studios, which means he can help Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-Man 3
The #SaveDaredevil campaign has been fighting to get the fans of the show and the superhero its due justice. It seems like after two years the justice will finally be served. Daredevil had been with Netflix for several years as a TV series before they abruptly pulled the plug on Marvel-based shows.
Though there has been no official announcement regarding this shift of rights. Several reported clauses in the contract of the rights hint at this shift organic.
Daredevil to return to Marvel Studios
As reported by Screenrant, the rights of Daredevil are going to return to Disney from Netflix this year. As per the reports, the transfer of rights might take place either in November or December 2020.
However, not only Daredevil will be back home, but other Marvel characters and franchises like Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and The Punisher will also be returning to Disney owned Marvel Studios from Netflix by early 2021.
The official handle of the #SaveDaredevil campaign on Instagram, recently reminded the fans that only 6 months are left before the TV and Movie rights of Daredevil will be back to Marvel.
Matt Mudrock Can Save Peter Parker
Which brings us to the point to believe Marvel and Sony’s search for Daredevil might end here. For long fans are speculating about Tom Holland’s Spider-Man who is on a run would need the help of the Daredevil.
The vigilante from Hell’s Kitchen is an apt lawyer by the day and a masked hero by the night. In 2013 Disney got the Daredevil franchise back from Fox and announced a rebooted series around the character on Netflix. With it, several other Marvel characters and franchises were also announced on Netflix.
In 2015, the first season of Daredevil premiered on Netflix soaring Charlie Cox and the Daredevil to new heights. It became an overnight sensation due to the very appropriate grey and violent take of the character.
Watch: Why Netflix Cancelled Daredevil?
After running for three Seasons, in November 2018, Netflix cancelled the Daredevil TV series, starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock. Following the cancellation of Daredevil, Netflix also cancelled all the Marvel-based TV series like The Punisher, Luke Cage, etcetera in the succession of a year.
Fans were left heartbroken and enraged from the cancellation of all the shows. But the hope of Disney and Marvel reviving the shows kept the fans going. Also, with several campaigns like #SaveDaredavil trying to push the studios to bring back the show in some form.
Daredevil’s MCU Future
Even though Netflix cancelled Daredevil in 2018, a clause in the contract restricted Disney and Marvel to bring Daredevil in their universe. As per the clause, Marvel couldn’t use the characters and franchisees for about two years post-cancellation i.e. by the end of 2020.
Now, as the 24 months of a hold-back period is almost over, fans are hoping that Marvel will bring back Daredevil. The timing is also perfect as the November 2021 release will have enough time for production with Cox in tow.
So there’s renewed hope for fans. While in another six months Marvel Studios will have complete rights of the character; Cox’s Daredevil might be able to save Peter Parker in Spider-Man 3. The timing fits. Further, the studios have their own reasons to keep production details under wraps. However, Marvel is known to do fan service really well so no surprise if Charlie Cox is invited to join the MCU.