One of Marvel’s most praised projects was ‘Daredevil’. It aired on Netflix in 2015 and was much more violent and mature than the MCU’s other projects. It had a total of three seasons, with Daredevil also appearing in ‘The Defenders,’ which was a crossover show between all the Netflix heroes. The show sadly got canceled after the third season and left fans devastated. Matt Murdock finally returned to the MCU with a new show in the works. Daredevil has made a total of 7 appearances across other shows and a movie, and we are here to break them all down! Here are all seven of Daredevil’s appearances!
Daredevil’s appearances in release order
When Daredevil made his first appearance, he was much more violent and mature than other Marvel heroes. He seems a little more toned down in his MCU’s appearance. If you don’t have the time, the release order for his appearances is listed below, which is also the order you should watch in.
- ‘Daredevil’ (2003)
- ‘Daredevil’ Season 1 (2015)
- ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 (2016)
- ‘The Defenders’ (2017)
- ‘Daredevil’ Season 3 (2018)
- ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (2021)
- ‘She-Hulk’ (2023)
The timeline for Daredevil’s appearances may seem a little complicated, but that’s what we are here to break down. We will discuss what may be canon and what may not be canon, so stay tuned, and it will all make sense.
This article will contain spoilers, so read at your own risk!
Are all of Daredevil’s appearances connected? What order should you watch them in?
The ‘Daredevil’ movie from 2003 is its own thing and not connected to anything else. It had an ‘Elektra’ spin-off but due to poor reviews, the rest of the sequels planned were canceled. Ben Affleck played Daredevil in the film and went up against Colin Farrel as Bullseye.
Now, it is a little tricky when it comes to whether the rest of the appearances are all connected. All of the Netflix stuff is connected; the three seasons of ‘Daredevil’ and ‘The Defenders’ are connected. Both ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘She-Hulk’ take place in the MCU, which makes those two appearances connected.
What gets confusing is whether or not the Netflix version is the same as the MCU version. Charlie Cox plays both versions of the character, and as far as we know, ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ is a soft reboot; it has not been made clear yet if the Netflix shows are canon. Their more violent and mature nature does not blend with the MCU, but we also know that ‘Born Again’ will be rated TV-MA for mature, so that it could be a loose continuation.
You should watch all the appearances in release order, as each season continues the other. You don’t necessarily have to watch his show for his appearances in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘She-Hulk’ but it would be a good idea as the show is fantastic.
All three seasons of ‘Daredevil’ focus on lawyer and vigilante Matt Murdock as he goes up against Wilson Fisk, AKA The Kingpin. Fisk is the show’s main villain, but Daredevil also goes up against foes like The Hand and Bullseye. In ‘The Defenders, ’ he teams up with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist to stop the hand from destroying New York City, where he ends up presumed dead but returns in ‘Daredevil’ Season 3.
Regarding his MCU appearances, Matt Murdock shows up as Peter’s lawyer in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and as Daredevil in ‘She-Hulk’. He only appears in one scene during ‘No Way Home,’ which is just to help Peter after his identity was exposed. While he does not appear as Daredevil in the film, we do get a brief look at his skills when he catches the brick from coming in because he is a ‘really good lawyer.’
We get a full episode of him appearing in ‘She-Hulk’ with his classic yellow and red suit from the comics. While he goes up against her in the show, they do team up by the end of the episode in more ways than one… and that is the last we see of him in the MCU.
All shows and a movie featuring Daredevil in chronological order
His appearances are easy to follow as the release order is the same as the chronological order. Due to how unclear it is how canon his show is to the MCU, you can watch his MCU appearances first if you please, and it would not spoil anything that happens in the Netflix shows.
Where can you watch all of Daredevil’s appearances?
Everything on the list except for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ can be found on Disney+. The shows have been taken off of Netflix and have since been added to Disney+, along with all of Marvel’s other content.
Will we see Daredevil again?
Daredevil will appear in future MCU projects, as it has been announced that ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ will be released in 2024. He will also most likely appear in other Marvel projects along the way, and it would be no surprise if he showed up in ‘Avengers Kang Dynasty’ and ‘Avengers Secret Wars.’
Due to the character’s popularity, Marvel will undoubtedly use him as much as possible. Whether or not his Netflix show is canon remains to be seen, but with Vincent D’Onofrio coming back as Kingpin and Jon Bernthal as Punisher, fans are in for a treat!
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