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'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Spoilers: What is Matt Murdock's role in the movie?

Daredevil is actually Peter Parker's lawyer in the new Spidey flick
UPDATED DEC 16, 2021
Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock has a cameo in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' (Netflix)
Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock has a cameo in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' (Netflix)

Spoilers for 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'

One of the major cameos in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' comes from Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox) who makes a brief appearance roughly ten minutes into the movie. The inclusion though, suggests that he will be seen again in the MCU with Echo being one of the shows in the Disney+ pipeline, as well as the character getting his own outing at some stage. He was last seen in Netflix's dark and gritty version of 'Daredevil'.

As far as details of his movie cameo go, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is branded as a vigilante and a public enemy for reportedly killing Quentin Beck/Mysterio in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'. The web-slinger is arrested and questioned by the authorities only for Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) to get him freed on bail by hiring Cox's Murdock as his lawyer. The focus soon shifts to a conversation between Murdock and Peter who tells the Avenger that he has a case for plausible deniability and that the charges don't pose a threat, but he does warn him of how he must reconstruct his public image.

The cameo also provides a glimpse of his Daredevil abilities as he catches a brick that comes smashing through the window. When Peter asks him how he caught the brick without so much as glancing towards the window, he replies “I’m a very good lawyer”. This implies that he will be one of the allies that Peter can count on going forward in the MCU. Cox’s Murdock/Daredevil was incredibly popular with Marvel ardent fans and was a stark contrast to Ben Affleck’s efforts in a damp squib 'Daredevil' movie that also starred Jon Favreau as Foggy Nelson.

Earlier, Marvel head honcho Kevin Fiege had hinted that Cox would make an appearance. Per Cinemablend, he had said, "If you were to see Daredevil in upcoming things, Charlie Cox, yes, would be the actor playing Daredevil. Where we see that, how we see that, when we see that, remains to be seen." Characters from 'Daredevil' have officially entered the MCU already. Alaqua Cox's Maya Lopez/Echo and Vincent d'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk/Kingpin have already been established in 'Hawkeye' and this leaves the door open for Murdock to make subsequent appearances.

'Spider-Man: No Way Home' releases December 17 in the US.