Get ready to reunite with classic Marvel hero Matt Murdoch, better known as Daredevil. This time, it’s Charlie Cox in Disney+’s upcoming series Daredevil: Born Again.
After bringing Matt Murdock’s story to life on the hit series Daredevil and bringing a more humorous take on his role in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Cox is thrilled that fans are getting another unique take on the famous lawyer/ mayor. Born Again will be released in 2024.
“This has to be a reincarnation; it has to be different; otherwise, why are we doing it?” the English actor stated in an interview with NME released on Thursday.
“My opinion is this character works best when he’s geared towards a slightly more mature audience. My instinct is that on Disney+, it will be dark, but it probably won’t be as gory.”
Cox hasn’t had a chance to explore the new Daredevil series yet, but he’s confident this isn’t just an extension of previous Netflix iterations. Instead, he expects something fresh and unexpected from this adaptation.
“I would say to those people [asking for a continuation], we’ve done that,” he stated. “Let’s take the things that really worked, but can we broaden? Can we appeal to a slightly younger audience without losing what we’ve learned about what works?”
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Daredevil fans can expect double the content in Born Again. For 18 exciting episodes, Cox is once again donning his iconic hood and ready for a thrilling ride.
“They said to me, ‘We’re going to be shooting in 2023,'” he recalled.
“I said, ‘Great, when?’ They said, ‘All 2023.’ I start shooting in February and finish in December… I’m fascinated to discover why they’ve chosen to do 18. I’m imagining there’s going to be an element to it that is like the old-school procedural show.
“Not necessarily case-of-the-week, but something where we go really deep into Matt Murdock, the lawyer, and get to see what his life is like. If that’s done right and he really gets his hands dirty with that world. I think there’s something quite interesting about that, to spend a lot of time in a superhero’s day-to-day life, and you really earn the moments when he suits up.”
While details about the revival are still being ironed out, Cox is “incredibly grateful Daredevil’s coming back. I love playing this character. How much longer, at my age, can I play the lead in a superhero film or TV show? Not very long, probably.”
He chuckled and continued, “I don’t remember the last time I didn’t have any [physical] issues. My shoulder’s done. My knees are in bad shape. My back’s gone.”
Cox is equally shocked as you are at the news of his reprisal as Murdock.
After an impressive, action-packed stint as Marvel’s blind justice seeker in Daredevil and The Defenders, Cox said goodbye to his role as the vigilante – or so he thought.
In 2020, Cox was surprised when Marvel boss Kevin Feige reached out to him. Little did he know it would bring about an incredible resurrection of his character.
After reprising his role as Spider-Man in No Way Home, Cox has been busy. He’s featured on She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and will appear in the upcoming Daredevil series premiering in spring 2024. We can’t wait to see what this talented actor brings us next.
“I think I’m still coming to terms with it,” Cox said in an interview with EW about returning as Daredevil four years after the Netflix series concluded.
“It still feels too good to be true. I really had put this to bed emotionally; I didn’t think that this was going to happen. I literally don’t have the words to describe it.
“I feel incredibly grateful. I’m so excited about starting again and reading scripts and putting the costume back on and getting on set, and being in New York. I can’t wait to start back in and tell more of this amazing character’s story.”
Watch Out for the Comeback
Marvel is bringing back some beloved characters from its Defenders era for an epic return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe next spring. It includes Vincent D’Onofrio in the Daredevil series.
Feige cemented the future of some beloved characters at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, providing fans with an exciting look at what’s in store for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to Fiege, in addition to Cox, D’Onofrio reprises fans’ beloved characters from the original series.
Marvel TV’s latest endeavor is a significant move—it boasts an unprecedented 18 episodes.
That’s more than three times the quantity of Disney+’s 6-episode runs and even outdoes Netflix/Marvel seasons that typically contain 13. It promises to be one action-packed season for Marvel fans.
For comic book fans, the title Daredevil: Born Again should be instantly recognizable as one of Marvel’s most acclaimed storylines. Written in 1986 by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, this story follows the blind superhero on a journey filled with trials and tribulations that no other can understand.
Kingpin’s evil machinations cause mayhem for Matt Murdock when he discovers Daredevil’s true identity and uses it as a weapon to wreak havoc on the heroic lawyer.
The title of the upcoming Daredevil series nods to a classic storyline in Marvel Comics lore, as well as some meta-references about Murdock being “born again” into the MCU. It appears this new chapter for ol’ Hornhead will be an exciting one.
Daredevil fans, the wait is almost over! Marvel’s “Phase Five” schedule has revealed that in 2024 we’ll experience Daredevil: Born Again, following Kathryn Hahn starring in Agatha: Coven of Chaos.
So get ready for an action-packed year ahead.