Daredevil Able To Appear In Marvel Cinematic Universe From This November
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Cast your minds back, if you will, to late 2018 - when Netflix broke many a heart as it announced it was cancelling Daredevil after just three seasons.
A Netflix statement at the time said: "Marvel's Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix.
"We are tremendously proud of the show's last and final season and although it's painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note.
"We're thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show's writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we're grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years."
To add salt to the wound, Marvel Studio wasn't allowed to use Daredevil again within the MCU for another two years due to contractual reasons, and that was that. Until now...
The observant among you will have noticed that we're now in 2020, which just so happens to be the year this all changes, meaning from November this year the MCU will be able to swoop in there.
Jeremy Conrad, founder of MCU news site MCU Cosmic, reminded us that the milestone was approaching.
Conrad suggested that there could be one potential positive from the coronavirus delaying all forthcoming MCU projects, speculating that if Spider-Man 3 doesn't start filming until November then maybe - just maybe - Marvel could kill two birds with one stone, making use of the ban being lifted by teaming up the Man Without Fear with Tom Holland's Peter Parker in some way.
I mean, I'd be game.
Whether or not Marvel will take Conrad up on the idea, at least his premise serves as a good reminder that the Daredevil ban will be coming to an end later this year.
As for Spider-Man 3, BFI's Sight and Sound magazine reports that production is now on pause, along with other films including The Batman and Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid remake.
Heads up, folks, at least we'll have one mighty backlog of movies once they are all eventually released.