How She-Hulk Will Fix Daredevil’s Controversial Cannon Issue (Theory)

Between Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, Patrick Stewart and Anson Mount in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessand Evan Peters playing the infamous Ralph Bohner, continuity in the MCU is complex.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe roster once consisted of four heroes from four franchises and a few master assassins. Now with Avengers: Secret Wars on the horizon, the list is seemingly endless.

The Multiverse Saga is the name of Phases 4-6 of the MCU and it’s an apt title. Already between WandaVision, Loki, Spider-Man: No Coming Home, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness fans were introduced to the idea of ​​multiple universes, character variations, and crossovers between film franchises previously thought to be distinct in canon.

All of these moving parts make it difficult to keep track of which Marvel projects are part of the MCU. The Fox-Men franchise has made an appearance with previous Spider-Man runs. Even the loosely connected Netflix Marvel Universe has characters in the mix.

Everyone is waiting for that great moment of clarity to answer all those messy canonical questions.

nobody thought that She-Hulk: Lawyer might be planning to do so.

The Riddle of Daredevil


Charlie Cox made his MCU debut as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Coming Home. It was definitely a cameo, but a significant one that blew the doors off the hinges for what’s possible with past Marvel properties.

He is there and the fans are happy. But the job is not done. Just like the mountainous task of cannon clarity in Avengers: Endgame, Multiverse of Madness, and No coming homeMarvel Studios needs to figure out the how and why of Murdock’s presence in the MCU.

After all, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the powerhouse it is due to its ability to weave a convoluted web into a tapestry of whiz-bang and fan service.

So here are some of the questions asked about Charlie Cox’s Daredevil in the MCU:

  • Is this the same Daredevil from the Marvel Netflix series?
  • Is it a soft reboot with the same actor?
  • Is this a completely different character that fans have never met?
  • What about everyone he loves Daredevil?
  • Does “The Blip” have something to do with it?
  • Does the multiverse have anything to do with it?
  • Do people need to watch all 3 seasons of daredevil on Disney+?

It’s a complicated situation that could water down this character’s potential if it comes up against ambiguity.

If only there was a character in the MCU who could look audiences straight in the eye and explain exactly what’s going on.

Enter She-Hulk

She Hulk and Deadpool

She-Hulk unlike any Marvel Studios show that has come before it. It doesn’t feature in-depth character study, deep emotional storylines, or progression with the overall MCU narrative.

However, choosing not to focus on those traditional MCU qualities allows this show to do wacky and creative things that other shows can’t.

The weekly nature allows for a wide variety of fun builds of the MCU world. The comedic tone places fan-favorite characters in entertaining situations. More importantly, the commitment to the sitcom vibe allows the main character to stare into the camera and reference what everyone is thinking back home.

She-Hulk used the fourth wall break sparingly through five episodes. This mostly resulted in references to redesigns, commenting on social media conversations around the show, and heavy use of the “Daddy Doc” method of 8 miles laugh at himself before someone else has the chance.

There are a variety of apps for the Fourth Wall Breaker and with Daredevil set to appear in Episode 6, She-Hulk has the opportunity to expertly answer one of Marvel Studios’ toughest questions.

What’s wrong with Matt Murdock?

A wink and a nod

Deadpool, Wanda, Captain America, Groot

It already happened in episode 2 of She-Hulk. Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk makes an in-universe reference to Bruce Banner’s redesign after Edward Norton. Jen Walters looks straight into the audience and says “Ha”.

Let everyone back home know that what you think is right and that they just commented on a studio decision.

A similar joke was made in Deadpool 2 when Ryan Reynolds is led through Xavier’s mansion and references how difficult it is to keep up with all of the Fox Studios X-Men universe reboots.

This confusion of chronology, character and continuity with x-men was ultimately the downfall of one of the most institutional comic book franchises of all time.

She-Hulk has a chance to learn from those mistakes and make sure his audience knows EXACTLY what’s going on with this character who debuted in a series that was previously considered non-canon.

It’s hyperbolic, but if Jennifer Walters looked at the camera and said “So it’s the same Daredevil from the Netflix show! Be sure to catch up on all three seasons of daredevil now available on Disney+.” it would not only be INCREDIBLY appropriate for this show, it would send fans to their feet with cheers and applause.

It might even be as simple as Jen breaking the 4th wall and saying “So it’s hot! *wink*”. The exact same effect, and perfectly matches what this series is all about.

Even if it’s the opposite where it’s a rebooted character played by the same actor, the fact is that Marvel Studios has given itself the opportunity to handle one of the messiest continuity situations we’ve ever seen. they have with one of their most beloved characters with ZERO confusion.

It’s an opportunity that only comes with this type of show, and this type of character. Being able to lay out exactly what fans can expect from Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock will save the time and effort of millions of fans trying to solve the puzzle on the internet.

It also eliminates what would have been the most frequently asked question of any type of Daredevil: Born Again press event. So…

Dear Marvel Studios,

You built an incredible exploration vehicle with She-Hulk and placed Daredevil right in the middle of it. Do the right thing. Have Tatiana Maslany grab the audience by the face and tell them EXACTLY what’s going on.

Deadpool would.


A Confused Marvel Fan

Sharon D. Cole