Rumors about the return of Marvel’s Netflix shows and characters are frequent, but here’s one that has a bit of a twist to it. According to That Hashtag Show, Marvel Studios plans on bringing back some of the Netflix stars to their same roles, except they won’t be the same versions that you know.
The report goes that Marvel Studios is looking to return Charlie Cox back to the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/Punisher, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin. That last one is a bit odd, but the plan is apparently to have Kingpin play a role in the upcoming Hawkeye series and in the Echo spinoff starring Alaqua Cox.
But here’s the thing: these won’t be the Netflix versions of the characters, but brand new MCU versions. Sounds like the Netflix shows are being flushed down the continuity hole where Agents of SHIELD, Inhumans, and other shows that don’t quite fit into Kevin Feige’s plan have gone.
As for some of the other major Marvel Netflix characters such as Luke Cage and Iron Fist, there are no plans for those actors to return and the roles would be recast. Damn, no love for Mike Colter and Finn Jones? My guess/hope is that Feige wants to make a big deal out of Power Man & Iron Fist but they don’t want to recast just one of the actors (meaning you, Finn Jones) and will instead do both. Makes some sense.