Marvel Studios is certainly living the good life at the moment thanks to a thrillingly deep new episode of What If...? and the upcoming debut for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings this weekend. The MCU also has trailers out for multiple movies about which fans are still in discussion, with fanfare most notably surrounding Spider-Man: No Way Home.
After such an excruciating wait for the movie's first footage to be released, the first three minutes gave fans everything they could ask for and more on both sides of the fight. Alfred Molina's long-awaited return as Doc Ock sent the fandom into a frenzy as did teases for the other multiversal villains, while Tom Holland had the chance to show off Spidey's growing collection of suits.
Rumors even pointed to the trailer teasing another major character in Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock from Marvel's Daredevil series on Netflix, which had been reported on at the end of 2020. With his return still up in the air, Cox recently shared his own thoughts on the Man Without Fear's potential appearance.
CHARLIE COX DENIES SPIDEY TRAILER RUMORS
Daredevil star Charlie Cox spoke with ComicBook.com about the rumors that his Matt Murdock was in the first trailer for Marvel Studios' Spider-Man: No Way Home.
When asked about a popular fan theory claiming that his forearms are in the shot of Peter Parker being questioned by authorities, Cox adamantly stated "I promise you those are not my forearms."
CONSISTENCY FROM THE NETFLIX STAR
Cox has regularly denied his return in Spider-Man: No Way Home for the better part of a year after the rumors first came to light in December 2020.
These rumors were particularly prominent after the rights to the Neftlix characters officially reverted back to Marvel Studios from Netflix, which allows heroes like Jessica Jones and Iron Fist to make their way into the MCU. With Daredevil's ties to Spider-Man in the comics and Tom Holland's hero in desperate need of legal help, this seemed to set up the perfect avenue for Matt Murdock's debut in the movies.
However, even amongst the litany of characters said to be in No Way Home, Charlie Cox has consistently spoken in interviews about how he's not set to reprise his role with Marvel Studios.
Even with his denial seeming more genuine than others, the threequel is bringing back so many Marvel characters of the past that Daredevil can't be taken completely off the table. With just under four months until the film releases, it will be a simple matter of waiting to see what comes true and what doesn't.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to release in theaters on December 17, 2021.