With just weeks to go until the opening of the Marvel Studios co-production Spider-Man: No Way Home, studio head Kevin Feige may have confirmed a long-held rumor about the return of a hero.

“If you were to see Daredevil in upcoming things, Charlie Cox, yes, would be the actor playing Daredevil,” Feige told Cinemablend.

He added a slight disclaimer: “Where we see that…when we see that, remains to be seen.”

Daredevil was on Netflix for three seasons, ending in 2018. The show turned Cox into a fan favorite as blind lawyer Matt Murdock by day, and New York City vigilante Daredevil by night. 

With Tom Holland‘s Peter Parker unmasked as Spider-Man and on the run in No Way Home, fans have been speculating he’s going to need a good lawyer, and who better than the Man Without Fear? Analyzing the trailer like the JFK Zapruder film, some feel they’ve even spotted him.

Cox has denied those mysterious forearms in the shot in question are his. However, he allowed, “I love the idea of…Matt as a lawyer advising Peter Parker. That’d be really, really cool.”

Whether Feige’s revelation is trying to get ahead of persistent leaks, or just red meat for fans of the red-suited hero remains to be seen. 

Another persistent rumor states the Multiverse-shredding No Way Home will see previous Spider-Men Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield joining Tom Holland onscreen, to help him best the baddies from previous films who appear in No Way Home. In fact, a recent press screening was only 40 minutes long, reportedly to keep spoilers at bay.

Spider-Man: No Way Home debuts December 17 from Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures.

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