Troy Baker Teases That He Wants to Play Daredevil in a Future Video Game
Daredevil might not have his own video game in development, but perhaps Baker could have the opportunity to play the character in a different upcoming Marvel title.
In a time where Marvel Games is releasing more major titles than ever before with games like Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and the forthcoming Marvel’s Avengers, one of the industry’s most popular actors is now potentially lobbying to play an iconic character from the comic book brand’s history.
In a new tweet over the weekend, Troy Baker, who is most well-known for playing characters in The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, hinted that he’d love to play one of Marvel’s most well-regarded heroes in the future. Baker quote tweeted a question that asked which superhero game he’d like to see in the future, and while he didn’t directly answer the inquiry, he did tag Marvel Games’ VP Bill Rosemann, implying that Rosemann would know what he was referring to. Rosemann then responded by simply calling Baker “a man without fear,” which sent fans into a tizzy.
If you’re unaware, the “Man Without Fear” moniker belongs to that of Daredevil, the blind vigilante from New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. Daredevil has likely been most well-known in recent years thanks to Marvel’s Netflix series on the character which ended after three seasons. Based on Rosemann’s response, it seems as though Baker is definitely interested in playing Daredevil in a future video game and fan theories about such a game being in development immediately ran wild.
You, sir, are clearly a man without fear.
— Bill Rosemann (@BillRosemann) May 17, 2020
However, not too long later, Rosemann ended up tweeting out a clarification in the form of a “press release” from the office of Nelson & Murdock stating that no such video game based on Daredevil is currently in the works. Instead, it was just acknowledged that both Baker and Rosemann have a “shared desire about creating said game” sometime down the road. Rosemann then apologized for any confusion that may have come about from the interaction.
From the office of Nelson & Murdock: While Bill greatly admires the Man Without Fear, there is no Daredevil game in development. Bill’s tweet to @TroyBakerVA was an acknowledgment of their shared desire about creating said game & he apologizes for any confusion his tweet created. pic.twitter.com/tFI2LiqquD
— Bill Rosemann (@BillRosemann) May 17, 2020Advertisement
While at a baseline level it seems apparent that no Daredevil game is in development, it is worth mentioning that Rosemann never explicitly shot down the potential for the Man Without Fear to appear in other upcoming products from Marvel Games. With the video game publishing label now working on aforementioned titles like Marvel’s Avengers, maybe we could see Matt Murdock appearing as a playable or non-playable character in the action-adventure title once it arrives later in 2020.
There’s also the possibility that perhaps Daredevil could pop up in the inevitable sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man. While this game hasn’t even been confirmed to exist just yet, seeing Daredevil appear in the Spider-Man title could make a lot of sense. In the realm of comic books, both characters end up crossing over with one another somewhat frequently since they both reside in the same city. Again, Insomniac Games hasn’t even said they’re working on Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 yet (although they absolutely are) but to see Daredevil appear in this game would be pretty logical.
For now, it’s way too early to get excited about any idea of Baker portraying Daredevil, but where there is smoke, there is often fire. Considering how much the actor seems to be interested in playing the character, maybe one day we’ll see this collaboration come to fruition.