Charlie Cox Has An Interesting Request For Daredevil: Born Again: More CGI

Our days of missing Matt Murdock have officially come to an end because not only is Daredevil back, the vigilante of Hell's Kitchen also has a bright future in the upcoming phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fresh off his cameo in that very sad Spider-Man movie, Charlie Cox's Daredevil made a guest appearance on "She-Hulk: Attorney At Law," where we saw a very different side of the brooding hero we've always loved.

Don't worry, he hasn't changed too much since the Netflix series came to a close in 2018: he's still a kickass lawyer with a superhero side gig and spends his nights prowling the streets in search of villainy, but caught in the midst of a much more lighthearted series, Daredevil also makes time for some joy of his own. Namely, he finds a much more pleasant way to spend his night in LA after crossing paths with Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) and allowing us to witness some incredible romantic tension.

It's mighty unexpected but certainly not unwelcome. This isn't even that far off from the Matt we've always known. Sure, he tends to be broody and self-serious — what would you expect from the catholic who labeled himself "the devil of hell's kitchen" — but in the hands of Cox, there's always been a lighter side to Matt Murdock. So far, his first two entries into the MCU are definitely leaning into the quippiness, hinting at the subtlest change in Matt's character. So how else will this iteration of Matt set himself apart from the Daredevil seen in the Netflix series?

The future of Daredevil is bright

Newly indoctrinated into the MCU, Charlie Cox knows to be extremely tight-lipped when it comes to details. But that doesn't mean we can't cling to the thin sentiments of every vague statement he makes in public! In a recent profile with GQ Magazine, Cox outlined the future appearances of his character, explaining that during his early conversations with the very real and not all robotic Kevin Feige, the only projects on the table for Daredevil were his cameo in "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and "an episode or two of 'She-Hulk.'"

Since then, the actor has signed aboard to various other projects: Cox will return to voice the character in the animated series "Spider-Man: Freshman Year," is set to star alongside Kingpin himself Vincent D'Onofrio in "Echo," and will also headline his own series "Daredevil: Born Again." So as he looks to the future of his character, what is it that Charlie Cox wants to see? More one night stands? More quippy commentary? More getting his ass handed to him by superpowered women? Well, he certainly doesn't seem opposed to those options, but there's one thing that Cox wants to see above all else: more CGI!

More Marvel CGI, but make it tasteful

Whoa, wait, put that pitchfork away! I know that "more CGI" sounds like a big red flag for a Daredevil series, especially in the wake of Marvel Studios' complicated relationship with VFX artists in the industry, but Cox's answer is more complex than it sounds.

Cox doesn't want CGI just for the sake of it: onscreen, Daredevil has never been the kind of hero who fights off massive intergalactic armies or men in supercharged blasting robot suits. He fights villains in the streets of his New York City neighborhood, Hell's Kitchen. Matt focuses on those corrupting his city on the ground level and his only weapons against them is his very special skillset: superhuman senses, a metric ton of guilt, and excellent parkour skills.

For Cox, CGI would just be a way to emphasize just how skilled Matt has always been — but in a way that he can't physically emulate. Cox told GQ:

"Hopefully, on the Disney+ show, Born Again, we will be able to use—and I hope that we do it sparingly, I believe it should be used sparingly—but we'll hopefully be able to use a tiny bit more CGI in the action sequences. Just to emphasize his gymnastic abilities that have been basically impossible to do."

Cox was purposefully vague on the subject of what he wants from the new series, telling GQ that he wanted to be "careful not to muddy those waters because if it turns out to be a good idea, it can be a shame because it robs the fans of that moment of discovery." In the end, he lays out a pretty promising idea, hinting at one way that Daredevil can really benefit from being inducted into the MCU.