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Daredevil actor Charlie Cox can't stop geeking out about the MCU's Robert Downey Jr.

A team-up which would be difficult (but not impossible) to make happen.

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Charlie Cox's Daredevil was arguably the most beloved pre-Disney+ Marvel TV character, but when the Netflix-distributed shows ended their runs ahead of Marvel Studios taking over the TV business moving forward, many fans were worried Cox and other actors would never play their respective characters again. But Kevin Feige and his people were listening, and we've slowly seen a return of familiar Marvel TV faces through the excuse of "variants" and a multiverse that makes every movie and show ever released canon... somewhere.

With Cox's Matt Murdock aka Daredevil now officially part of the MCU alongside Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk, we're now entering "wishlist" territory with the Marvel Studios newcomers, and Cox, who's always been quite vocal about his hopes and dreams, has shared he'd really love to team up with Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man. The actor expressed his love for RDJ and his performance as Tony Stark during the Wales Comic Con (via Total Film): "I was actually catching up on some of the comics recently, and I was reading one from 2020 where Daredevil and Iron Man have a bit of a run-in together, which is quite fun... I was thinking that would be very cool. I don’t think that’s possible now, because he’s dead, isn’t he? But you know, it’s Marvel, who knows. For a personal reason, I think that would be cool to have that little moment." Who knows indeed, especially with the MCU quickly approaching Avengers: Secret Wars, a movie event where anything could happen and anyone could show up.

Of course, Cox also shared some thoughts about RDJ and Iron Man's massive influence on the MCU beyond his personal wishes after reading comics: "This whole cinematic Marvel kind of decade and a half, two decades, or whatever it’s been, where it’s really been a staple of so many people’s entertainment consumption, a lot of that I think is a credit to Robert Downey Jr. and the work he did with that character... I almost sometimes think of Marvel as the House That Downey Built, you know what I mean?" He's not wrong; the MCU and much (if not all) of the modern blockbuster landscape wouldn't be the same without the surprise success of Iron Man, which largely worked because of RDJ's memorable performance as a different type of on-screen superhero.


After showing up in Spider-Man: No Way Home and the She-Hulk and Echo Disney+ series, Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio will both star in Daredevil: Born Again, Marvel Studios' rebooted take on the Man Without Fear. Here's everything we know about the upcoming TV series.

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