Charlie Cox’s Daredevil was an incredible hit with action sequences that put the audience in awe of the actor and the stunt directors. The series that became a fan favorite of many is finally getting its Disney+ show, Daredevil: Born Again. The actor made his MCU comeback in 2021 with Spider-Man: No Way Home as the devil of Hell’s Kitchen. He then made his latest appearance in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law in two episodes.
Now with the upcoming show, Charlie Cox is set to wear his helmet again, however, what more can one ask in a show that was already so intricately crafted? Although the upcoming series is not a reboot, nor a continuation of Daredevil, it still consists of the same actors reprising their roles. So, the question of how one would like to make it better than its predecessor rises.
Charlie Cox Sees Room For Improvement In Daredevil: Born Again
In an interview with GQ, Charlie Cox stated how he would like Matthew Murdock to have a little bit more CGI for his action sequences to have more flare in them. In his previous series, the actor had been relying on his acrobatic skills with a base of minimal CGI which the budget could provide.
“I really want to be careful not to muddy those waters because if it turns out to be a good idea, it can be a shame because it robs the fans of that moment of discovery. So forgive me for being a little bit vague in this area. I guess what I would say is: hopefully, on the Disney+ show, Born Again, we will be able to use—and I hope that we do it sparingly, I believe it should be used sparingly—but we’ll hopefully be able to use a tiny bit more CGI in the action sequences. Just to emphasize his gymnastic abilities that have been basically impossible to do.”
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was a glimpse of what the hero with a spin of CGI could look like. With Marvel Studios now responsible for creating Daredevil: Born Again, the show would get a much bigger budget, giving room to have the actor, who performs his stunts, more depth as the Masked Man.
This would pose to be a little impossible because the character’s stunts are sparingly coordinated, with as little computer generation as possible. This is due to the fact that the character is in fact very mundane in his nature.
“It’s not safe and not possible…just these little moments would elevate scenes and be something that makes the show even more recognizable to the comics. That’s the stuff that happens almost episodically when you read the issues.”
On the other hand, CGI would let Matt do his comic-accurate fights, such as the ability to ricochet his batons, which was dangerous if acted without the help of a computer.
The Fans React To Charlie Cox’s Vision
Nonetheless, the actor’s comments should allay some fan concerns because he doesn’t want a lavish VFX extravaganza; rather, he wants new tools to “elevate situations” and even be more true to the comics. The potential for Daredevil’s solo series to deliver under the Marvel Studios banner is seeming as infinite as the possibilities for his inclusion in the MCU.
— JF Clips (@JF_Clips) October 18, 2022
He gets it
— Jeremy (@_JeremyWrites) October 18, 2022
While some fans find it to not be the best option for the series, they see it as a way of keeping the uniqueness and originality of the show, pointing out that those were the reasons that made it so famous.
Give him EVERYTHING. I literally ascended with his comment on the use of CGI for his own MCU series. He IS the man. #Daredevil
— The MCU & LotR. (@BlueBoy8000) October 18, 2022
Actually, that would be cool, it's more accurate from the comics but as long as the CGI is done properly
— Apollyon (@Kevin_Keyblade) October 18, 2022
From another angle, they see it to be an amazing step for taking advantage of the privilege of having Marvel Studios funding the project gives. It would not only provide a smoother playout for the action sequences but, also see that the show would get the love it truly deserves.
Daredevil: Born Again would begin filming in 2023 and would be available on Disney+ in 2024.