Recently some news was dropped our way from Marvel's directing duo Anthony and Joe Russo regarding casting for Avengers: Infinity War, with the brothers claiming that Infinity War would feature a whopping 67 characters for the centerpiece double bill of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
67?! How the heck are you gonna fit that many superheroes in a feature length film? Well, it turned out that their statement had been taken a bit too literally as they clarified:
"We were being figurative when we said [67 characters] and people took it as literal but there’s a lot of characters. Infinity War is meant to be the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe up to that point. It’s very ambitious in its scope... We’re not talking about lead characters, just people that make an appearance."
All right, that makes more sense. So who are we seeing in Infinity War? The cast list is far from confirmed, and we'll probably have to wait to see how Captain America: Civil War and Thor: Ragnarok pan out first before we can start properly speculating on that.
But, even though he'd be a newcomer to the Marvel movies, there's one star from the Marvel Netflix shows who would love to be in Infinity War...
Charlie Cox Wants In!
In a recent interview with Uproxx Daredevil Season 2 stars Charlie Cox and Jon Bernthal talked a little about the upcoming season, and Cox was asked the question of whether or not we'd see the defender of Hell's Kitchen coming to the big screen to join the cast of Avengers: Infinity War.
He responded like the flustered Marvel fan that we all secretly knew he was, saying that — although he hasn't heard anything from the studio yet — he would love to play Daredevil in Infinity Wars.
"Can you imagine? That would be the coolest thing ever... Marvel TV and Marvel Studios are two very different things. So even if the character were to appear in that film, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I would appear in that film."
Despite the fact that he doesn't seem totally confident that Marvel Studios would want him for Infinity War even if they did have Daredevil showing up, he still passionately defended his role as the masked crusader:
"I WILL pick a fight with the guy that they choose!"
Could It Happen?
Well, it's not actually all that unlikely.
We've known since way back in Daredevil Season 1 that the Marvel Netflix shows are part of the MCU, so take place in the same narrative universe as the Marvel Studios movies.
Even though Daredevil has never directly been a part of the team in the comics (he's more about the Defenders and the New Avengers) he does have a long history fighting alongside them, and he even played a part in Civil War (see below) on the side of Captain America / Steve Rogers.
There are lots of references to The Avengers and Avengers: Age Of Ultron in both Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but not so many show references in the movies. But Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige did say a while back that a crossover between the movies and the TV shows is "inevitable," which gives us hope:
"The schedules don’t always quite match up to make that possible - it’s easier for [the shows], they’re more nimble and faster and produce things quicker than we do, which is one of the main reasons you see the repercussions of Winter Soldier or Age of Ultron in the show. But going forward, and certainly as they do more shows and cast them with such great actors as they have—particularly in Daredevil—that may occur."
So not only does Feige say that we'll probably see a crossover at some point but he also praises the casting for Daredevil, which means he must be a fan of Charlie Cox's as Matt Murdock / Daredevil.
Oh please oh please Marvel Studios, let us have this.
And Cox seems 100% on board with this, as he says in the video interview:
"That would be a dream, but it's not something that has been discussed with me at this point."
And The Russo Brothers Say...
The scripts for Infinity War are not yet finalized, so there's still little information available about it. All we know right now is that they have "two excellent outlines" from screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who have just started writing the first draft of the screenplay.
As for the Russo Brothers' view on potential crossovers, when asked the question by Collider as to whether we'd be seeing appearances from any of the other Marvel characters from the Netflix series they responded:
"Anything is possible in Marvel."
Well, we're keeping our fingers firmly crossed. In the meantime at least we have Daredevil Season 2, set to hit Netflix with all 13 episodes releasing on March 18, 2016. Check out the trailer below: