The cancellation of the popular Netflix series “Daredevil” came as a surprise to many, including star Charlie Cox, who was “very saddened” by the decision.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cox, who played the show’s protagonist Matt Murdock, addressed the abrupt cancellation and the emotional effect it has had on him and the team.
“A lot of us really expected to keep going, and I certainly did,” Cox explained. “The truth is, I felt like we had a lot of stories to tell, and although I understand [the cancellation], I’m very saddened by that.”
The show ran for three seasons and was the first of Netflix’s foray into episodic Marvel series, leading the way for “Jessica Jones”, “Luke Cage”, “Iron Fist”, “The Punisher”, and miniseries “The Defenders”.
“It’s just how business works,” Cox continued. “But also, these characters mean a lot to people. It’s weird to think there’s a chance I won’t be playing Matt Murdock ever again. That’s a bizarre feeling because that character has been such a huge part of my life for the last four and a half years.”
Cox, who was cast in the role in 2014, said it was a “dream job” to play the blind lawyer/masked vigilante. “It’s been just the most incredible job for me. It’s so fun to do. You get to do all the acting obviously, which is great, but then there’s also this really fun physical aspect to it with all the stunts and the fight choreography.”
When asked about what fans could have expected from season 4, the 35-year-old actor was cautious about revealing any details, saying that the news is still fresh and “quite painful for quite a lot of people.”
“I was really excited about the ideas that were talked about for season 4, and I think if I was to speculate about it and it went on the internet, it might not be very helpful to people.… Anything I say often gets picked up and circulated, and I just want to make sure I don’t give any false hope.”
However, one thing Cox did make clear is that if he were given the opportunity to play the character again, he would jump at the chance. “Oh my God, yeah,” he said. “I don’t know how this would happen but maybe one day we could pick up the baton and do it again.”