Daredevil MCU Canon – The Debate Might Be Over
We live in a golden age of superhero series thanks to Disney+ productions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a series format that connects with the movies. However, fans are still wondering if Daredevil is MCU Canon. In 2015, the Daredevil series premiered as highly acclaimed by fans due to its rawness, realism, character treatment, and stunts. In retrospect, many fans now appreciate this series’ quality, which Netflix canceled in 2018, and have nothing to envy for the new Disney+ productions. That is why many wonder if Matt Murdock’s adventures will have continuity in the catalog of the Disney+ series, especially if what we have already seen of the character can be considered canon.
The Defenders MCU Debate is Still Ongoing
We’ve recently had two brilliant introductions of characters from this series into the MCU. If you haven’t seen Spider-Man No Way Home or the Hawkeye series, watch out because spoilers are coming. In December 2021, we had the acclaimed appearance of the legendary villain Kingpin in the final episode of the Hawkeye series and the appearance of Matt Murdock as Peter Parker’s lawyer in Spider-Man No Way Home. In what was a masterful move for Marvel, we could see two Daredevil characters making appearances in the MCU almost simultaneously.
image via Netflix
From this moment on, fan speculation began about whether they were the characters we had seen on Netflix and if they now belonged in the MCU. One of the first to fan the flame of this debate was actor Vincent D’Onofrio, who gave life to Kingpin in the Daredevil series and claimed that the character who appeared in Hawkeye was the same as in the Netflix series. To these characters, we should add those who make up the so-called DefendersVerse, formed by Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. All these characters shared a universe within the Netflix fiction, and it isn’t easy to reference Daredevil without the rest of the characters coming up.
Series Canon Confirmation on Marvel’s Official Website
What many consider to be an official confirmation of the shared universe of Daredevil and the MCU is the character biography on the Marvel website. Let’s look at the character biography of Daredevil in the on-screen complete report section. We can see the entire story that unfolded in the Netflix series until the last paragraph, where it refers to the events of Spider-Man No Way Home. As is happening sometime after the plot of the series: “Sometime later, Matt was hired as an attorney to defend Peter Parker, as Peter had been publicly outed as Spider-Man and accused of Mysterio’s murder. Though Peter was legally cleared of any wrongdoing, Matt warned him he’d still have to face the court of public opinion and advised Harold “Happy” Hogan to hire a good lawyer.”
Image via Netflix
However, suppose we do the same with Kingpin’s character. In that case, the biography develops only references the end of Kingpin’s participation in the Daredevil series without mentioning the events in the Hawkeye series.
Waiting for an Official Statement from the MCU’s Leadership
At this point, it seems that we cannot categorically state that the DefendersVerse characters will be part of the MCU, despite what we can read about Daredevil on Marvel’s official website. However, fans are eager to see this team on screen again in the hand of Disney+. On the one hand, the rumors arose due to the photos uploaded by hairstylist Melanie Jacobs, of actress Krysten Ritter, with a look very similar to Jessica Jones, which drove fans crazy. On the other hand, actor Finn Jones from Iron Fist uploaded a story to his Instagram account where he is seen training to gain muscle mass.
Image Via Instagram
You can stream all the Marvel TV and Netflix series now on Disney+
Could it be that Kevin Feige has decided to make Daredevil MCU canon? Are you excited to see Matt Murdock or Kingpin in future MCU projects? Tell us in the comments.
Featured Image Via Netflix
I am a circus aerialist influenced by Dick Grayson and Spider-Man. Fortunate to write about the characters that inspired me. I also have a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in International Trade.