I know you’ve heard the rumors on other sites, Kevin Feige and Marvel wants them to come back.
The most requested information I’m asked is “what’s happening with Daredevil?” or “are they bringing Jon Bernthal back as Punisher?” It’s an understandably complex situation and I can exclusively share that I have the full information on how Marvel is handling these characters.
In a broader sense, Marvel was trying to figure out what to do with these shows. Some of which are relatively popular (i.e. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Punisher) while others like Iron Fist and Luke Cage had more tepid fan response.
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Marvel luckily does hear you! There are some characters and actors that they do want to bring back, but the caveat here will be that their time and experiences on the Netflix shows will not be directly referenced. So Jessica Jones coming back means she won’t bring up her story with Trish, or Matt will not bring up his fight with The Hand. These are not stories that will play into the roles. It’s simply actors fulfilling the same roles, but within a different universe.
Marvel is bringing Charlie Cox back as Daredevil, Jon Bernthal as The Punisher, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin.
Expect Phase 4 and 5 to sprinkle in these appearances throughout the movies and Disney+ shows. From what I’ve heard, Charlie Cox is being brought in for a cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Jon Bernthal and Krysten Ritter will appear in a Disney+ series, and D’Onofrio is set to appear in the upcoming Echo series, although he may also appear in Hawkeye in a limited capacity, most likely a cameo at best.
So what of Luke Cage and Iron Fist? Marvel may decide down the road to do something with these characters but I’ve heard that sadly the roles will be re-cast.
So there you have it. It’s exciting to see that Marvel sees value in these shows, even if it’s just on a pure talent level. While the stories won’t be referenced, I think many will agree that these performances were incredibly good and well worth picking up and utilizing again.