Here ahead of time are the screencaps of Charlie’s second episode of KIN where he plays the part of Michael Kinsella. This series is amazing. The tone and the way it’s shot is so oblique. Funny thing here is Charlie’s mom in this series is played by the ever incredible Maria Doyle Kennedy who plays the part of Jocasta Cameron Innes in the STARZ time traveling show Outlander. Jocasta is blind. Seeing both Charlie and Maria sitting in that car at the beginning was too funny in that as Matt Murdock in DAREDEVIL, Charlie is supposed to be….blind! What are the odds?
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Daredevil himself, Charlie Cox, leads a stellar cast in by-the-numbers crime drama Kin
Is there a limited number of possible stories when it comes to gangster dramas? Kin, the newest offering from streaming service AMC+, certainly acts like it. Plot-wise, it’s an entirely paint-by-numbers affair; anyone who’s seen a contemporary tale about mobsters, gangsters, or any like-minded group of relatives who like to keep criminal wrongdoing in the family, will surely see most of the major narrative turns coming long before they arrive. From the inter-familial dynamics to the inciting incident that kicks off a serious turf struggle among warring elements of Irish drug cartels in Dublin, there’s very little here that fans of the genre won’t have seen before. So thank goodness, then, that the show packs its roster with ace character actors and potent, charismatic performers, each one giving their all to this fairly generic material. They make the shopworn clichés sing, once again proving that, with the right cast, even halfway-decent material can come alive.
The show kicks off with the return of a prodigal son: Michael Kinsella (Charlie Cox, in his first lead TV role since the end of Daredevil) has recently been paroled, following his incarceration for some unknown but apparently fairly notorious act of violence. He’s picked up by brother Jimmy (Emmet J. Scanlan), and during a welcome-home party, the somewhat taciturn Michael slowly gets up to speed on the various dealings involving his criminal family, including Jimmy’s wife Amanda (Clare Dunne) and her two teenage sons, his mother (Orphan Black’s Maria Doyle Kennedy), and patriarch Frank (Game Of Thrones’ Aiden Gillen, nicely underplaying as usual), among others. It seems the Kinsella family’s usual mid-level drug operation is being squeezed by local trafficking head Eamon Cunningham (Ciarán Hinds), whose supply the Kinsella rely on, and who is increasingly insisting they operate as essentially an extended wing of his empire.
A Youtube channel called Implicitly Pretentious has put together a pretty impressive retrospective on DAREDEVIL encompassing all three seasons as well as THE DEFENDERS proving why we should never forget this show and most of all Charlie Cox. It includes commentary and lots of clips from all of Charlie’s appearances as Matt Murdock and his alter ego DAREDEVIL. Please click on the video and go over there and tell the uploader what you think. An impressive amount of work went into it.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige has given some response to whether Charlie and the members of THE DEFENDERS will officially appear in the MCU. That includes Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), and Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle/The Punisher). Read below.
Marvel CCO Says Netflix’s Defenders Characters Are On the Board For Potential MCU Return
Marvel Studios is about to make their biggest splash into the entertainment industry since the end of the Infinity Saga, starting off with Disney+’s WandaVision at the end of the week. This will begin a year in which nearly every single week will come with new MCU content between the movies and Disney+ shows, and this trend will likely continue in 2022 and beyond.
Now that Phase 4 is about to bring dozens of new characters into play for the MCU, including the teams acquired in the Fox/Disney merger from 2019, the on-screen saga is set to expand into a true representation of the comic books with interactions and action never imagined before. Currently, however, this doesn’t include the characters from Marvel’s Netflix series like Daredevil, Iron Fist, and The Defenders ensemble show, which have mostly been seen as a “black sheep” of sorts within the franchise.
However, all hope may not be lost for the Defenders team, according to recent quotes from Marvel’s head man.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel CCO Kevin Feige took some time during the WandaVision press junket to address the future of the characters from Marvel TV’s Netflix series. Feige’s quotes indicate that characters like Daredevil and Jessica Jones may still have a future within the larger MCU.
When asked if such Netflix characters are still in play, Feige stated:
“Everything is on the board. That’s one of the fun things about the comics is that characters would appear and disappear and come and go. All of it is inspiration for the future. There are some great characters and actors from those shows.”
The Marvel Netflix shows have always had a strange relationship with the larger MCU, with plot points that both connect them and separate them from what happens in the movies. However, it should be an encouraging sign that Feige isn’t putting them on the shelves to gather dust after their run on Netflix ended.
With 161 episodes centered around Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cake, Iron Fist and the Punisher, it seems like it would be a huge mistake to move on from their stories within the MCU after so much build-up. The main question to ponder, should such characters see their arcs continue, is if they will move directly from the Netflix shows into the movies or if they will be reintroduced as new versions of the heroes from the comics. Whenever this resolves itself, the biggest hope is that Marvel keeps this way of thinking and brings the Defenders into the fray in a meaningful fashion.
Currently, the closest indicator of their return is the rumor that Charlie Cox will reprise his role as Daredevil in the upcoming Spider-Man 3.
SOURCE: THE DIRECT
I have a ton of images from 2019 from Charlie featuring his attending event images.