Cox said he owes his entire career to fan efforts.
2015’s Daredevil on Netflix featured Charlie Cox in his first appearance as the man without fear, the blind superhero Daredevil. When the show was cancelled in 2018, Cox’s continued work as the character was in question, but recently, he reappeared as a major character in the Disney+ series She-Hulk. According to Cox, he couldn’t have made that happen without the help of fans.
“Whatever happens to my career going forward from this point on, I owe most of it to the ‘Save Daredevil’ campaign,” Cox told Marvel.com. “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.”
Following the Netflix series’ cancellation, fans kept the interest in Daredevil alive with the #SaveDaredevil campaign on social platforms like Twitter. Due to the nature of his contract, Cox wasn’t able to portray the character again until at least two years had passed. After the old contract expired, Disney brought Cox in for a fitting for the updated Daredevil suit that he would wear in She-Hulk.
Charlie Cox says he owes most of his future career to the Save #Daredevil fan campaign
'Even when I had lost hope years ago, they did not'
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“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 in a separate interview with Variety. “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.’”
“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.”