For all the negative fan campaigns online, it’s refreshing to see a positive interaction from one.
Charlie Cox is now saying the ‘Save Daredevil’ campaign saved his career and brought him back to the beloved character. We recently saw Cox make a cameo in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, as he makes his way to filming his 18-episode limited series Daredevil: Born Again.
In a new interview with Variety, Cox expressed gratitude to the fan movement that helped bring back the series.
“Whatever happens to my career going forward from this point on, I owe most of it to the ‘Save Daredevil’ campaign,” Cox said to Variety. “That even when I had lost hope years ago, they did not, and they continued to campaign and support. And over the years, I’ve met many of them, and they’re such an enthusiastic, passionate crowd.”
When returning for She-Hulk, Cox got to try a new look for Daredevil. Cox opened up to Variety about what it was like putting on the new costume, stating: “When we were getting ready to shoot it, they took me out to Los Angeles to have a suit fitting, which I just assumed was to make sure that the old one still fit,” Cox said.
“I showed up at this warehouse. Hanging in a bag on a railing was my suit that I recognized as the one I’d worn in the show before. While I was waiting, there was one computer-generated drawing on the wall of some other superhero. I was looking at it, like ‘Oh, that guy’s cool.’ And then I looked more carefully, and I was like, ‘Wait, that guy’s me.'”
Cox adds, “It was a rendering of this gold and red suit, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, that is so cool.’ It’s such a great homage to some of the earlier Daredevil runs. I got goosebumps thinking about this moment, putting it on and the fans’ reaction.”
You can see Charlie Cox as Daredevil/Matt Murdock in the upcoming Daredevil: Born Again, which begins filming next year.