‘Daredevil’ star Charlie Cox recently opened up to Metro.co.uk about his time in the Marvel/ Netflix universe as part of the lead-up to the premiere of ‘Daredevil’ Season 3, and a lot of questions were asked about ‘The Defenders’ Season 1, what he saw were the highlights, the issues, and if he had any information about the future. Luckily, he had a lot to say on the matter.
When asked about his thoughts on the filming of the series, Cox said:
‘I had a great time filming it. I really loved working with those other Defenders and I really enjoyed the dynamic…In the process of doing Daredevil, I’ve kind of become a fan of those genre in a way I wasn’t before — so I do get a little kick out of these little easter egg moments of when they may meet, how they interact and what that’s like.
When asked what he thought were the challenges of the first season, Cox stated:
“I think what we discovered with The Defenders is that it was a lot to try and handle within eight episodes. To have these four people meet in an organic way and then set up a story, and then resolve it, and introduce a new villain all in eight episodes, became a lot. In a weird way, the first part of the season felt too slow because they wanted these people to meet organically and not just chuck them in a room in the first episode. But then, by the time that happened, we only had three episodes left. Daredevil season three picks up after events in The Defenders. It was a real challenge, and Marco Ramirez did an amazing job because he’s having to take characters who were created and written by, not just different writers, but also shows that are tonally completely different. Just trying to bring The Defenders into one tone was a mammoth undertaking. I think he did fantastically in that area.”
Of course, when asked about the future of ‘The Defenders’ franchise, he could say little, but he did have some thoughts:
“I would like to see it go again if that’s something they wanted to do. I’d be well up for that. I think that’d be really fun. ‘I would like to see a story that is more in keeping with the show’s that we make, which is a little bit more grounded, a little more boots on the ground. I don’t want to see us try and compete with the Avengers in terms of the scope. I’d like to see The Defenders in more of a crime drama that happens in Hell’s Kitchen underground. That’d be fun…My understanding is that, at this moment, there are no plans to do that.”
Do you think Cox is being coy with the audience? Could ‘The Defenders 2’ already be in the works and he is not allowed to talk about it? And if it is, where will Marvel/ Disney release it if the Netflix deal is over? Feel free to share your thoughts and theories on the future of the franchise in the comments below!