Charlie Cox says a PG-13 version of Daredevil “can work”

By Stephen Ippolito | March 3rd, 2022

Since Disney announced this week that Daredevil and other Defenders shows are heading to Disney+ later this month, fans have been wondering if a fourth season for the man with no fear could be in the works. The series, which starred Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock (AKA Daredevil), was rated TV-MA and known for its graphic violence.

Cox, who’s already returned as Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home, is expected to continue playing the role in future MCU projects. Unfortunately, the character’s violence is likely to be toned down.

During an interview recently with ComicBook.com, Cox was asked if he’d be ok with doing a PG-13 version of the character.

“I wouldn’t put it past the folks at Marvel to be able to accomplish that,” Cox said. “I’m such a fan of everything they’ve done so far, I wouldn’t underestimate them at all… so if they wanted to make a more PG version of Daredevil, I back them to find a way to do where it feels totally in keeping with everything we’ve done. And maybe there’s a little less blood, maybe there’s a little whatever, but I back them to do it.”

While fans are happy that Cox and other characters from the popular shows are back, I’m sure some will be disappointment that they will be toned down.

During the same interview, Cox was asked if a “lighter” version of the character can be just as good as the “darker” one.

“It absolutely can work, but I guess what you can’t deny is Daredevil is never going to work as well in a PG world as Spider-Man does. Do you know what I mean? That’s the point – I think that the age of the character, the Christian guilt, his history with women and stuff, it’s like it’s a little bit more mature… it has to be.”

I completely agree with Cox. Whatever Marvel Studios comes up with, I’m sure it will be good and satisfy fans. It just won’t be as good as how it was on Netflix.

Outside of Deadpool, the studio has no plans to make rated R/TV-MA MCU content. Hopefully, that changes sometime down the line. 

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