DAREDEVIL Star Charlie Cox Addresses Theories Those Were His Arms In The SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Trailer

DAREDEVIL Star Charlie Cox Addresses Theories Those Were His Arms In The SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Trailer

Daredevil fans are convinced that they've spotted Charlie Cox('s forearms) in the first Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, but the actor himself has now weighed in on whether that was him. Check it out!

By JoshWilding - Sep 01, 2021 09:09 AM EST
Filed Under: No Way Home
Source: ComicBook.com

Rumours have persisted for months now that Charlie Cox will return as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home, while other outlets have since claimed that there are plans for him to appear in She-Hulk and Echo. The trades have never weighed in, though, so we still can't say for sure whether this is happening. 

ComicBook.com recently caught up with Cox to discuss his role in AMC+'s new series Kin, and asked the Daredevil star whether those were his forearms in the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer. 

In case you're not up to speed with that theory, many fans are convinced the actor could be seen slamming some files down on that table when Peter Parker is being interrogated by Damage Control. It's been said Matt will be the one to defend Spider-Man in court after Mysterio framed him for his death and the attack on London, with the plan being for Daredevil to then suit up in She-Hulk.

"I can promise you those are not my forearms," Cox stated, not quite confirming that he won't be in Spider-Man: No Way Home but certainly dialling expectations back to some extent.

Honestly, it makes more sense for those forearms to belong to an FBI agent or someone along those lines, and Cox is reportedly only going to have a very small role in this threequel. If the Man Without Fear's lawyer alter-ego doesn't show up, then a lot of scoopers will end up with egg on their faces!

Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to be released on December 17, later this year. 

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breakdown of Spider-Man: No Way Home's Sinister Six!

6. The Lizard


Sam Raimi had tentative plans for years to introduce The Lizard in one of his movies, and he would have been introduced in Spider-Man 4 (with Curt Connors as a supporting villain to John Malkovich's Vulture). That obviously didn't happen, but Sony Pictures did revisit the idea with 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man.

Like his comic book counterpart, this Lizard desperately wanted to regrow his missing arm and ultimately fell into madness when he tried to transform all of New York City's inhabitants. Defeated by Spider-Man and returned to his human form, we last saw Curt in a cell where he was approached by Gustav Fiers and asked whether he'd told Peter the truth about his parents.

That subplot ended up being abandoned, and we never saw The Lizard again. Fans are convinced they've seen him in the trailer for No Way Home, and it makes sense to use the villain here based on action scenes alone. We're hoping for a redesign, of course, and there have been rumblings that this version will be more in line with his comic book counterpart (including the lab coat).

5. Electro


Jamie Foxx was the first actor to be cast in this threequel, and we assumed at the time Kevin Feige just wanted to give the Oscar-winner a shot at playing a decent version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2's big bad. Of course, Foxx later dropped a bombshell by sharing fan-art of the villain squaring off with three versions of the web-slinger (while confirming he won't be blue).

With that, the Spider-Verse theories were born, and a leaked image has since shown us a vastly different Max Dillon. As a result, we can't say for sure if this is the same Electro as the one we met in 2014, but the trailer pointed to his electricity being yellow - as it should be - instead of blue in the MCU.

The Amazing franchise's Peter essentially killed Electro when he defeated him, and while Foxx said in the years that followed that electricity can't truly die, we're not surprised this baddie is looking for vengeance. What he'll bring to the table beyond that remains to be seen, but Max isn't the smartest guy in the world, so it could be that he's primarily the muscle. 

4. Sandman


The technology used to bring Sandman to life in 2007's Spider-Man 3 was jaw-dropping. Unfortunately, Flint Marko wasn't the most effective of villains beyond those visuals and a big part of that can be blamed on the bizarre decision to reveal him as the true killer of Uncle Ben. 

Peter Parker ultimately forgave the villain, and it looked like his evildoing ways were then behind him. Of course, Sandman is a character who frequently jumped between hero and villain status in the comic books, so it probably wouldn't take much for him to be manipulated into being part of this version of the Sinister Six...if he's actually in the movie, that is. 

If all those recent No Way Home theories sprang from the leaked trailer, then it's safe to assume those "scoopers" have been basing their assumptions on the Sandman-like figure we see in that sneak peek. As a result, we're putting Sandman in the "rumoured" category, but it would definitely be fun to see what he could add to the mix here. 

3. The Mystery Sixth Member


Rumour has it that Paul Giamatti's Rhino will be the sixth member of this team, but we're not buying that. The actor seemed utterly baffled when he was asked about a possible return recently, and we're not sure what the point of bringing this character back would actually be. 

The actor delivered a cringe-worthy performance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and fans still can't believe the sequel ended by failing to show us his battle with the web-slinger. Given what a goofy "costume" he was wearing, we can live without a return, but that leaves us to wonder who the sixth member of this apparent team could be. 

The Vulture may be off the table seeing as Adrian Toomes has a mystery role in Morbius, while transforming Mac Gargan into the Scorpion might be too much for an already busy movie. With that in mind, we're betting Mysterio makes his return as the one responsible for uniting these villains. 

2. Doctor Octopus


The big reveal in the trailer we've talked so much about here is, of course, the return of Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus. The lead villain in 2004's Spider-Man 2, he fell under the control of those four arms and the advanced A.I. chip embedded in his spine and brain. However, he managed to regain his free will during the final battle with the wall-crawler. 

Saving New York City, and perhaps the world, Doc Ock sacrificed himself to bury his dangerous fusion power experiment in the water surrounding the Big Apple. As his lifeless body sank into the depths below, the power in his arms shut down, but the light in them was red instead of white (signalling that they were in control of Otto at the time of his death). 

That could explain why the character has reverted to his villainous ways, and if this Ock blames Peter for his demise, then it's really no wonder he's back and looking to kill any and all versions of Spider-Man! However, we're not expecting him to be the man in charge in this MCU movie...

1. Green Goblin


Yes, Doctor Octopus has traditionally led the comic book's Sinister Six, but it's Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin we expect to see take centre stage in No Way Home as the true mastermind. His familiar laugh - and a Pumpkin Bomb - featured in the trailer, and rumour has it he manipulates the MCU's Peter into freeing him and his fellow villains before embarking on a mission to escape his fate.

While his death was self-inflicted, a lunatic like Norman Osborn almost certainly blames Peter for jumping out of the way and leaving him impaled on his Goblin Glider (he probably isn't best pleased about what happened to his son, Harry, in Spider-Man 3 either). 

Of all these bad guys, it's the Green Goblin we most want to see stick around in the MCU. He is Spider-Man's greatest villain and a character with almost limitless potential, so why not spend the next few years having him torment the web-slinger? Either way, something tells us Gobby could steal the show, especially when he's reportedly getting a new, more comic accurate costume. 

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valmic - 9/1/2021, 9:54 AM
I believe him. That dude also looks like he has a gut.
soberchimera - 9/1/2021, 10:01 AM
@micvalpro -
KingLeonidas - 9/1/2021, 10:02 AM
@micvalpro - Exactly. The dude in the trailer has a gut and love handles. And Cox is freaking shredded. How can it be the same guy!
Amuro - 9/1/2021, 10:05 AM
@micvalpro - "I can promise you those are not my forearms."

I totally believe him. Actors have a lot of stand-in in Hollywood, especially in the shots where we don't see their face clearly.
Comicmoviejunki - 9/1/2021, 11:11 AM
@Amuro - are you dumb? They got a guy to stand in for cox in that scene why?
Amuro - 9/1/2021, 12:12 PM
@Marveladdict - I was half-joking. Of course, that's his character, though it's true that they often use stand-in when they don't need to show the actor's face clearly so the actor can shoot another scene with another team. Nothing dumb about that.
WruceBayne - 9/1/2021, 9:55 AM
I always thought that was a detectives forearms. Parker looks like he’s being interrogated.
Mugens - 9/1/2021, 10:00 AM
@WruceBayne - Exactly what I have always thought.
globaltravels - 9/1/2021, 3:00 PM
@Mugens - to be fair at the start of the scene, the table is clear as if the interrogation has just begun. Later when we see “the arms” there’s a lot more stuff on the table, as if there’s been a lot of back and forth which would mean a lawyer would have to be in the room by then at least. I do agree though that the arms guy is the same dude in the white shirt who walks in earlier.
GhostDog - 9/1/2021, 9:55 AM
People really saw a hairy forearm and said:
OmegaDaGrodd - 9/1/2021, 10:01 AM
@BlackBeltJones - We are down BAD
Himura - 9/1/2021, 3:18 PM
@BlackBeltJones - I legit thought people were just trolling with that observation
GhostDog - 9/1/2021, 4:28 PM
@Himura - sadly no. It’s ridiculous
Origame - 9/1/2021, 9:56 AM
Also Charlie cox: why does everyone think I have a beer gut?
santoanderson - 9/1/2021, 9:56 AM
I have seen too many 10+ minute long, clickbaity YouTube videos dedicated to a brief shot of hairy arms in a movie trailer.
globaltravels - 9/1/2021, 3:01 PM
@santoanderson - they gotta make that clickbait cash
ModHaterSLADE - 9/1/2021, 9:59 AM
Would be disappointed if he didn't. The movie's premise is the perfect excuse for him to be in this one.
BritishMonkey - 9/1/2021, 9:59 AM
No shit.
Menks123 - 9/1/2021, 10:02 AM
Look, I think he's in it in some capacity but that was very clearly not him. The dude looked nothing like him and the context of the character made no sense. He walks in, doesn't look a thing like Charlie, and slams down papers with what looks like a detective lol.

Also, if Marvel is going to tease Charlie being back and Daredevil....they're going to REALLY tease it. Not some random hairy forearm lmao.
manofillintent1 - 9/1/2021, 10:05 AM
And the train in the trailer is also the train from spider man 2 😜
Reeds2Much - 9/1/2021, 10:13 AM
Kumkani - 9/1/2021, 10:15 AM
I hate fan theories stg
bkmeijer2 - 9/1/2021, 3:20 PM
@Waddles - for a second you got me there
MovieMonster - 9/1/2021, 10:22 AM
I do not think that is him in that shot of the trailer but perhaps he later enters that same scene. The guy walking into the interrogation room with Peter was not carrying a cane so it can't be Charlie Cox plus the guy in this shot looks chubbier than Charlie Cox.

If Marvel and Sony decide to do another Spider-Man movie together after this one, they should make it a Spidey and DD team-up. That would be a dream come true for me and many other fans.

Ha1frican - 9/1/2021, 10:25 AM
While I don’t think it’s him what actors deny really means very little at this point and especially in regards to this movie.
LSHF - 9/1/2021, 10:35 AM
@Ha1frican - Agreed on both counts. Actors, backed in a corner, can and have lied to help keep a secret from people that is none of their business. I don't blame them. If it isn't officially announced, then F those reporters for asking actors these questions that put the actors on the spot.
colonel179 - 9/1/2021, 10:55 AM
It's obvious that the guy in the trailer is not him. It's just that people love to invent theories out of absolutely nowhere. Even saying Doctor Strange is nor really him and bringing back the stupid theory about Mephisto.

I'll be laughing about all these theorists when watching the movie as I did when watching every single Marvel movie/tv show. 99% of the time they are wrong.
generictheeric - 9/1/2021, 11:02 AM

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