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As soon as we started getting hints that Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) was going to be in Hawkeye, it became abundantly clear: Kevin Feige was open to reusing at least some of the fan-favorite actors from Netflix’s Marvel series. And if you’re going to have D’Onofrio’s Kingpin—who turned out to be the main villain in last year’s Hawkeye series—then you have to have Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil. And, voila! After a brief-but-memorable appearance from Cox in Matt Murdock Very Good Lawyer mode in Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s just about time for Cox to make his Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero debut as Daredevil (with a spiffy new yellow suit) in Marvel’s latest show, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
With She-Hulk essentially playing out like a superpowered version of Boston Legal, it’s the perfect spot for Cox to show up as Murdock and play alongside the MCU’s other top attorney, Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk (played by Tatiana Maslany).
We know based on his short appearance in No Way Home (and the promotion he’s done in recent months for upcoming projects such as 2024’s Daredevil: Born Again) that Cox would be returning to the role of Daredevil, which he played for three seasons and a crossover series (The Defenders) in Netflix’s Marvel universe (which now lives on Disney+). But we didn’t have any idea when we’d properly see him in superhero mode for the first time. Now, it seems, we do.
Is that Daredevil’s mask at the end of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Episode 5?
You bet it is. We already knew that Daredevil would be making his official MCU superhero debut in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law based on a pair of trailers for the show that already debuted, but now we can feel pretty confident that we’ll be getting a peek at Matt Murdock and Daredevil in Episode 6.
You saw the episode, but just in case you short-circuited, She-Hulk found a valuable contact in designer-to-the-star superheroes Luke Jacobson (Griffin Matthews), who agreed to help her out with some fitting clothes for both heroics and the courtroom. But at the end of the episode, we got a little breach of privacy with a peak at one of his other clients: a brand new yellow mask for Daredevil himself. Clearly “The Man Without Fear” has made his way from Hell’s Kitchen out to the west coast. Why? We’ll find that part out soon enough.
Why is Daredevil’s suit yellow?
The main reason for Daredevil’s suit being yellow—if we’re being honest—is likely as a way to differentiate the MCU version of the character from the previous iterations; he was played by Ben Affleck in a 2003 film and then played again by Charlie Cox in the Netflix Marvel universe, both times most often in his recognizable dark red costume.
That said, you may not know that Daredevil’s suit in the Marvel Comics originally was yellow and red (more on that below). But the MCU will also come up with its own reason for Matt Murdock getting some new threads—he’s made an exclusive order from Luke Jacobson, after all. Maybe his old friend Kingpin found out he’s been superhero-ing, and he’s got to change the look up a little bit?
Beyond his appearance in She-Hulk, Daredevil is already set for several other appearances in the MCU; he’ll be in next year’s Echo series, and Daredevil: Born Again the following year—we don’t know if he’ll keep the Yellow and Red suit or revert to the more-known dark red. We do know, however, that he’ll also be appearing in the animated Spider-Man: Freshman Year series, rocking a black, red, and gray suit; fitting, considering that series is likely set in some sort of alternate multiverse reality.
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Is Daredevil’s Yellow suit from the Marvel Comics?
It sure is. In fact, not only is it from the Marvel Comics, but it’s from the original Marvel Comic (for Daredevil)—the very first issue of his very first solo series, Daredevil #1, written by Stan Lee.
Daredevil has had lots of looks through the years, and he has of course become best known for the suit that comes—complete with those horns atop his head—in varying shades of red. But his original suit was yellow and red, and at least in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Kevin Feige and company are paying tribute to that comic origin.
Evan is the culture editor for Men’s Health, with bylines in The New York Times, MTV News, Brooklyn Magazine, and VICE. He loves weird movies, watches too much TV, and listens to music more often than he doesn’t.
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