Daredevil Differences Between She-Hulk and Netflix Versions

Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for She-Hulk Episode 8.charlie cox finally made his long-awaited appearance as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in She-Hulk: Lawyer in the last episode, “Ribbit and Rip It”. The highly anticipated entry of the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen has been heavily hyped, with the latest tease being the end credits scene of Episode 5 which features a very familiar looking horned helmet, but this time, the devil’s helmet is a classic gold one. .

Ever since the announcement that Cox would be returning, fans have been eager to find out if the events of Netflix Reckless The series would remain canon. Although Cox’s appearance in the last episode of she-hulk didn’t confirm if this is actually the same Matt Murdock, lawyer by day/watchman by night as in the Netflix original series, there were certainly hints that the MCU Murdock/Daredevil might not be so different after all.

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‘She-Hulk’ hints at the end of ‘Daredevil’

After confronting Jen (Tatiana Maslany) in court, Matt joins her for a drink at the bar. During their conversation, Matt appears to reference the season 3 finale when he tells Jen that he runs his law practice in Hell’s Kitchen, saying, “We do pro bono work,” the use of “we” perhaps hinting that the favorites of the fans Foggy Nelson (elden henson) and Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) could still be in the picture. Aside from this possible hint, the MCU’s Daredevil ties to the Netflix series still remain up in the air, and likely won’t be confirmed until the release of Daredevil: Born Again.

However, Cox’s return in “Ribbit and Rip It” certainly shows shades of the same Matt Murdock we met in the Netflix series. He is still a highly skilled legal expert, and handily won the case against Jen and her client, Eugene Patilio, aka “Leap-Frog” (Brandon Stanley). His flirtatious banter with Jen shows that he still has that same charming “blind handsome lawyer” act. When he and Jen later take to the streets, this time as Daredevil and She-Hulk, a short but exciting snippet from Netflix. Reckless The theme song can be heard after Jen unmasks it. It is clear from Cox’s return in she-hulk (and his brief cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home) that the MCU version of the Man Without Fear appears to share many of the same characteristics as the heroes fans know and love, but with a few key notable differences.

An updated suit with a classic twist

When the long-awaited return of Daredevil was first teased in one of the first she-hulk trailer, audiences were shocked to see the Man Without Fear sporting a new look. In the Netflix series, Daredevil’s superhero costume was solid red and black. In she-hulkhis costume mostly maintains the same features, but the color scheme is now yellow and red, a callback to the character’s classic costume in Marvel Comics.

The maker of Daredevil’s suit has also changed, a creative decision that reflects the more light-hearted tone of Cox’s MCU Daredevil. In she-hulkmodern Los Angeles superhero tailor Luke Jacobson (matthews griffin) replaces Melvin Potter (Matt Gerald) as Daredevil’s costume designer. Murdock doesn’t say in “Ribbit and Rip It” why he has a new tailor; however, it has been theorized that he has something to do with the fact that in Season 3 of the Netflix series Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) forced Potter to make an exact replica of the Daredevil suit for Ben Poindexter/Bullseye (Wilson Bethel) to frame Matt Murdock. Of course, this theory would imply that Cox’s Netflix Daredevil is canon with the MCU, which, again, only time will tell.

A merrier devil from Hell’s Kitchen

Cox’s Matt Murdock was always more reserved on the Netflix series, but that doesn’t mean we never saw his lighter side. on netflix Recklesswe saw that outside of his work hours he fought assassin ninjas or preached morality to Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) on the rooftops, he could occasionally share a laugh with Foggy and Karen, the beloved “avocados in law.” Of course, there was an all-consuming darkness about Matt Murdock in the Netflix series, particularly given his internal struggles with religious guilt and questions of morality. Still, there was no doubt that Matt Murdock, Attorney at Law, was charming and charismatic, and yes, even quick at times to dish out a witty retort.

That said, Daredevil, not Matt Murdock, was never one to crack a joke. He didn’t take it lightly to put on that suit. If anything, it was a heavy burden, but he was forced to bear it as someone with the ability to protect the people of Hell’s Kitchen.

she-hulk, however, introduces us to a much more cheerful Daredevil. Aside from a few key moments, the MCU doesn’t like to let its heroes wallow in their suffering for too long. A good example is Thor (Chris Hemsworth), who has suffered tremendous losses during his reign as Avenger, having lost most of his family and the Asgardian people. However, aside from a few brief moments of vulnerability, Thor is almost always cloaked in the comic armor of the MCU. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the Daredevil we meet in she-hulk it is much more cheerful and seemingly happier than in the Netflix series.

At the end of “Ribbit and Rip It”, Matt and Jen have a casual one night stand, which ends with Matt, still dressed in his Daredevil costume, doing the “walk of shame”, barefoot, in broad daylight. . Sure, it’s an anger-provoking scene for Netflix. Reckless fans because Matt Murdock would never put on his Daredevil suit in broad daylight after a romantic date. However, it’s a classic MCU-esque scene that makes it clear: there’s are similarities to this Matt Murdock, but this Daredevil has been MCU-ified.

Yes, this daredevil has more jokes (and not all of them are good)

Let’s face it: there was no way Daredevil would make his MCU debut without some classic MCU catchphrases. The MCU has a tried and true formula, and Daredevil’s appearance was no exception. During Daredevil and She-Hulk’s initial fight, Jen tells him, “You made a mistake when you messed with my client. Now I’m going to kick your ass!” Daredevil narrowly escapes, nimbly jumping out of a crack in the collapsing parking lot, and replies with a grin, “Hey. My ass still won’t kick.”

It’s hard to imagine Netflix’s Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, especially season 3’s emotionally distraught “crisis of faith” after Elektra’s death, Matt Murdock, making sly jokes about her non-throbbing ass. This Daredevil has quips, a sure sign that the Man Without Fear really has been born again, this time, in a much more light-hearted MCU-approved vigilante, but with the same unwavering commitment to justice.

She-Hulk: Lawyer premieres new episodes weekly every Thursday on Disney+.

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