The recently concluded D23 Expo saw the Marvel Panel shed more light on several movies and TV series to come, one of which was the upcoming series Daredevil: Born Again which would see Charlie Cox return to play the Devil of Hells Kitchen as well as Vincent D’Onofrio return to play crime boss Wilson Fisk in what has been confirmed to be an 18-episode series.
Following several speculations as to how the MCU would prefer to play out the new series, Charlie Cox who has said the show will not be a direct continuation of the Netflix version, describing it as “a new beginning”.
Charlie Cox’s first appearance as Matt Murdock was in Daredevil which was released exclusively on Netflix. Following a successful 3-season run, the series was surprisingly cancelled in a move that saw all Marvel series get axed by the streaming service. In May 2022, it was confirmed that a new Daredevil TV series was in development for Disney+ with Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio in talks to reprise their roles from the Netflix series.
In an interview with Extra when asked about the series, Cox firmly stated that Daredevil: Born Again was not a continuation of the Netflix series but was a new thing.
“My feeling is, based on the title ‘Born Again’ I think that the sense is it’s a new beginning, it is going to be different, it is going to be totally different. It is going to be new stories, and new ideas”
The Netflix Marvel shows were widely known for their dark gritty tone so it would make sense for the character to be somewhat rewritten to fit the lighter tone the Marvel cinematic universe.
Daredevil: Born Again is expected to arrive in 2024 and will be a part of MCU’s Phase 5.