Why Daredevil’s New MCU Suit Is Now Yellow, Explained
She-Hulk: Lawyer confirms the return of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil to the small screen. Before the confirmation, rumors were circulating that the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen would appear in the Disney+ series, but it wasn’t known at the time how the hero would fit in She Hulk‘s story.
A previous rumor has it that Daredevil will play a significant role in the MCU series, with the hero wearing an updated costume similar to his classic look from Marvel Comics. Appearance of Matt Murdock in She Hulk‘s second trailer highlighted his upgraded costume, confirming the earlier rumor that he would wear a yellow and red suit this time.
It’s not known why Matt Murdock decided to trade in his old costume for a comic-accurate one, but the reason could be found in Netflix’s third season daredevil.
What happened to Daredevil’s suit in Season 3?
Season 3 introduced a storyline in which Benjamin “Dex” Poindexter (Bullseye) wore the hero’s original red suit to wreak havoc in Hell’s Kitchen, attack cops, and ambush The Bulletin disguised as a Marvel hero. As a result, it effectively tarnished the Daredevil name by having Murdock wear his homemade costume to fight Dex and Kingpin in the finale.
At this point, the full canonicity of Marvel’s Netflix shows is unknown, so it’s possible that the events that transpired in those series didn’t take place in the main MCU. Still, this angle might be worth a look when trying to explain the existence of the yellow and red suit She-Hulk: Lawyer. Additionally, there’s a compelling reason connected to Marvel Comics why Murdock chose this color palette.
Why Matt Murdock’s Daredevil Suit Is Yellow (Theory)
In the Marvel Comics, Murdock made his prototype Daredevil suit from his father Jack’s boxing materials, transforming his trunks, boots, and robe into his superhero outfit. The Marvel Mayor’s yellow costume was a fitting tribute to his father and honored the man he grew up to be.
Netflix daredevil featured John Patrick Hayden’s Jack Murdock telling a story about a corrupt boxer who later decided to stop becoming one to honor his son but was killed in the process.
Before his fight against Carl Creel, Jack is seen in a red and yellow boxer’s robe. Knowing this would be his last boxing match, Jack easily defeated Creel, but he was later killed for breaking his earlier agreement to let his opponent defeat him in five rounds.
Given that the canonicity of the Netflix shows is still in question, it’s still possible that the MCU’s Matt Murdock has an origin story similar to his defender counterpart and explains his choice of color for his new yellow and red suit.
Matt could have donned this suit to honor his late father, the one he uses to fight crime and bring justice to those who need him. Wearing this yellow and red costume could serve as a driving force for Matt as he becomes determined to help the corrupt system’s victims, seemingly inspired by his father’s death.
Given the color choices, the show could also show that Matt was the one who crafted his yellow and red suit, thus mirroring his comic book counterpart. Showing that Matt is the one who created his suit gives him a whole new meaning as a vigilante as it shows his respect for his father and what he stood for.
It’s also likely that this new costume would have been improved upon by Matt, with the yellow helmet potentially offering the user maximum protection from dangerous impacts. While this upgraded robe limits Daredevil’s access to stealth, the Fearless Man is known for using various strengths to make him an effective fighter in any situation.
Hopefully, Daredevil: Reborn explains the reasons for the yellow and red suit in She Hulk. It’s a safe bet that this has something to do with his late father, Jack, and if so, it would bode well for Netflix daredevil MCU canon to be made.
She-Hulk: Lawyer will premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, August 17.