When the Netflix Marvel shows moved to Disney+, fans hoped they might see some familiar faces incorporated into the MCU’s world. Although there were many good iterations of Marvel characters in the Netflix shows, one hero that fans particularly hoped would return for a solo show or movie was Charlie Cox’s Daredevil. Happily, Marvel Studios didn’t make us wait very long. At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, the studio announced that Daredevil would receive a new MCU series on Disney+, Daredevil: Born Again.
Here’s everything we know about Daredevil‘s solo MCU outing.
The title of the MCU Daredevil series will be Daredevil: Born Again. This is also the title of one of Daredevil‘s famous comic arcs.
Daredevil: Born Again‘s Plot
We don’t yet know much about the exact plot of Daredevil: Born Again. But in the comics, Born Again is a very dark tale for Daredevil. In it, the man without fear faces down Kingpin, who manipulates Matt Murdock’s feelings for a struggling Karen Page in his attempts to destroy the hero.
Whether this storyline will find its way into the MCU, we can’t say for sure. What we do know is that Daredevil: Born Again will have eighteen episodes, leaving a lot of room to explore the MCU version of the hero. It remains unclear, though, even to star Charlie Cox, if Born Again features a brand new Daredevil or a continuation of the version from the Netflix Marvel shows.
Cox notes, “I don’t think it’s a different character… I just think it’s maybe a different period of his life. I don’t think my interpretation will change, they hired the same actor. We’re saying this is a whole new… era, or variant? I haven’t read the scripts, so I don’t know. But like, it’s part of the multiverse?” Fair enough!
It also sounds like we’ll spend a fair amount of time in court in Daredevil: Born Again. Cox offers, “I think because of the number of episodes they’ve committed to, there’ll be a heavy influence of courtroom stuff—Matt Murdock, the lawyer in the new show. So I’m heavily focused on researching that area of this character, and his life. It was one of the areas we didn’t do a huge amount exploration around before.”
Behind the Scenes
Daredevil: Born Again is written and executive produced by Matt Corman and Chris Ord.
Daredevil: Born Again‘s Cast
So far, Charlie Cox, who, of course, returns as Daredevil, and Vincent D’Onofrio, who will play Kingpin, have signed onto the new series. In addition, reports indicate that Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Punisher in the MCU series. No other actors from the original Daredevil show have been confirmed to return.
Deadline reports that also joining Cox and D’Onofrio are Nikki M. James, Michael Gandolfini, Margarita Levieva, and Sandrine Holt. Their roles remain unknown.
Daredevil: Born Again‘s Release Date
Daredevil: Born Again does not yet have a release date, but it will begin production in early 2023.
Originally published January 5, 2023.
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