WARNING: This post will discuss what happens in Spider-Man: Far From Home. If you have not yet seen the movie, come back to this later…
At the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker’s world is upside down. His secret identity is revealed to the entire world, and when something like that happens…a hero in that situation might just need the help of legal council.
Well it’s a good thing that Marvel owns a character who is a lawyer, a superhero, and someone who has a history in the comics with Spider-Man.
I’m not saying this is happening just yet, but the timing does seem to line up. Marvel Studios cannot use Daredevil right now, but by the time Spider-Man 3 comes around and Peter Parker is in a panic looking for a lawyer, the low-price law offices of Nelson and Murdock would be available to him.
Kevin Feige recently confirmed there is a time period before they could use the Netflix characters due to their contract with the streamer. When Daredevil was cancelled, it came out that the moratorium on the characters was two years. As Daredevil was cancelled in 2018, the soonest the character would be available to Marvel is 2020.
If the Spider-Man movies follow their every-two-years release pattern that Sony seems to like, it means we’ll probably be seeing Spider-Man 3 in the summer of 2021. And the character of Matt Murdock would be available for Marvel to use then.
Obviously Matt Murdock isn’t the only superhero lawyer in the MCU, there’s also Jennifer Walters as She Hulk. But Daredevil and Spider-Man do have a history together, and Hell’s Kitchen is just a web swing away from Peter’s stomping grounds.
Maybe that’s what Kevin Feige meant recently when he said that discussing future uses of the Netflix characters in the MCU would be a spoiler?