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Charlie Cox Says Nobody Cheered For His Return In Spider-Man: No Way Home

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Charlie Cox Says Nobody Cheered For His Return In Spider-Man: No Way Home

While audiences cheered for the Spideys, Charlie Cox said it was 'dead f*cking quiet' during his scene in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

We're now more than two months on from one of the biggest movies of all time. There was unprecedented speculation surrounding No Way Home; more specifically, whether we'd see Tom Holland's webhead fighting alongside Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.

I'd say spoiler warning, but this article is a spoiler in itself: yes, they came back, and it was absolutely incredible - probably the greatest high since Captain America caught Mjolnir in Avengers: Endgame. Yet, there was one clap-worthy moment early on: the long-awaited return of Matt Murdock.

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Cox played Murdock, aka the Man without Fear, in Netflix's Daredevil between 2015 and 2018. The streaming platform's other Defenders had decent shows, but Daredevil garnered substantial critical acclaim and a loyal following. It was cancelled after three seasons, and fans have been petitioning Marvel to bring Cox back ever since.

Their prayers were answered two-fold: Cox returned as Murdock (not in Daredevil mode, sadly) in No Way Home, briefly appearing as Peter Parker's lawyer after being framed for Mysterio's death and his identity being revealed; and Vincent D'Onofrio, who inimitably played Kingpin, reprised the role in Hawkeye.

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When that cane comes into frame and slams the floor, I let out a loud whoop. When he catches that brick, we all shared a giddy, sharp intake of breath - it was a dream come true. It's such a small moment in the grand scheme of things, but unforgettable nonetheless.

Alas, during a recent interview with Radio Times, Cox revealed he didn't get to soak in the same euphoric atmosphere in his screening. 'It's funny, I got so many text messages and so many calls about that moment in the cinema. My nephew sent me a recording of everyone cheering,' he said.

Charlie Cox as Daredevil. (Netflix)
Charlie Cox as Daredevil. (Netflix)

'So I snuck into a movie theatre near where I live and literally stood in the corridor... and, sadly, my experience was it was dead f*cking quiet! I was so disappointed – my wife was with me and she was recording me, because it'd be fun to have that moment of everyone cheering, and then... tumbleweed!'

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Cox couldn't divulge many details about what lies ahead for Daredevil in the MCU. 'I know something. I don't know much, but I know there will be something else,' he said.

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Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Spider-Man, Entertainment

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