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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Who is the lawyer?

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ showed Spider-Man in legal trouble with a new lawyer there to help him

Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon in Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon in Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
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Warning: This article contains spoilers for “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” puts Peter Parker in some serious legal trouble, but only a specific lawyer has the ability to save him from jail.

In “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Peter Parker finds himself suffering from the events of “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” where he destroys the villain Mysterio and gets blamed for murder. Soon after, Mysterio reveals Spider-Man’s identity to be Parker.

So the opening of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” deals with Parker facing legal consequences of Mysterio’s death and for other vigilante actions he committed. So his family, understandably, hires a lawyer.

Who is the lawyer in “Spider-Man: No Way Home”?

The lawyer — who goes by “Matt” — wears red sunglasses and carries a cane as he is apparently blind. Any Marvel Comics fan will recognize the lawyer as Matt Murdock, who nights as the superhero Daredevil.

  • In “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Charlie Cox — who starred as Daredevil in the Netflix show “Daredevil” — makes his official return to Marvel projects, joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We see a moment where Matt shows that there is more behind those red glasses than meets the eye.

Rumors of Daredevil’s return

This aligns with what we learned last month about Marvel Studios lining up a new Daredevil project. Writer and actor David Hayter added fuel to rumors while speaking at the MCM London Comic Con event in November.

  • ”They’re doing a reboot of Daredevil,” he said. “I loved the first way they did it, but there’s certain things that I would want to adapt from the Frank Miller run on ‘Daredevil’ that really meant a lot to me.”
  • But he later denied the rumor, saying he “mistakenly thought I’d read in the trades that it was happening, and I would love to see it. (And yes, I’d love to write it.)”

But Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige recently confirmed that Cox would return as Daredevil — we would just have to wait to see it happen.

  • “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,” he said, per CinemaBlend.