We are only a few short weeks away from what is arguably one of the biggest event series Netflix has ever put out. That’s right, I’m talking about ‘The Defenders,’ the culmination of all of the Marvel/Netflix series so far, and basically the ‘Avengers’ of Netflix, where we get to see all our heroes, Daredevil, Jessica, Luke, and Iron Fist, join forces to fight Sigourney Weaver‘s unnamed villain. So of course, for there to be any drama, there has to be some hitches in the plan, one of which is Matt Murdock’s state of mind when ‘The Defenders’ begins.
During the ‘Defenders’ roundtable at San Diego Comic Con recently, Charlie Cox revealed to Cinemablend:
“At the end of Daredevil Season 2, everyone failed. Matt failed, and the consequences were devastating. Six or so months have passed, and he’s had to completely reevaluate everything that he believes, everything that he does. And he’s decided to hang up the suit, as it were. He’s focusing all of his energies on being a pro bono lawyer. And I don’t think he has any interest, really, in being Daredevil anymore.”
It does make sense, Elektra died at the end of Season 2, and Matt basically lost, not only as Daredevil, but also as Matt, since his law firm was dissolved, and things were not great with Foggy. It would make sense for him to take a step back and try to rebuild his life without the complications of being a superhero. However, Cox went on to talk about the fact that giving up being the costumed crimefighter is no easy feat for Murdock:
“Of course, what we know about Matt is it’s like a drug to him, and I think whenever Matt is not doing that, his life becomes increasingly uncomfortable. Because really, Matt Murdock is the lie with DD. He pretends to be blind. He pretends to use a cane. he pretends to find things with his hands. He’s living a lie as Matt Murdock. And so one of the things I love about that superhero, DD is the authentic one. I don’t know how much it would take in order for him to break, but happily for him — or unhappily for him — it’s a disaster. And so he finds himself in a whirlwind of trouble with these other guys, and he needs to step up to the plate.”
So the real question is, how long will they drag out the “Matt doesn’t want to suit up” arc before he finally dons the costume, and we see all four of the heroes standing together for the money shot, because you know we’ll get there eventually.
What are your thoughts on this particularly plot line for Murdock? Does it make sense to you? Feel free to share your thoughts on the matter in the comments below!