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Charlie Cox Confirms Our Worst Fear, Daredevil: Born Again “Probably Won’t Be as Gory” To Appeal to Younger Audiences

Daredevil Born Again Probably Won't Be as Gory

Charlie Cox answered one of the essential questions that worried several MCU fans in the recent past. According to him, the upcoming Daredevil: Born Again will not be as gory as its former Netflix version. The fans were in a state of doubt for a long time regarding the tonality of the show. Disney is often accused of not testing the limits of PG-13 and not trying anything for younger audiences. The Matt Murdock show also doesn’t seem to be any exception on the list.

Netflix's The Daredevil
Charlie Cox as Daredevil

The presentation of Daredevil in She-Hulk already divided the fanbase to a large extent. Even though his cameo excited the audience, a certain section of fans complained about the humorous tone, which was highly contrary to what everyone witnessed on Netflix. On the other hand, some avid comic readers stated that the new Yellow and Red-suited Man Without Fear is more comic-accurate.

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Daredevil: Born Again will be the same as the other MCU projects

Marvel's Daredevil
Daredevil: Born Again is coming in 2024

Based on the comic books by Frank Miller, the upcoming Charlie Cox MCU series is one of the most hyped-up projects. The Netflix series grew largely popular and turned into a pop culture phenomenon mainly due to its gritty and bloody tone. As soon as it was announced that Cox will get a solo series under the Disney umbrella, fans started to speculate over the fate of the show. The fans didn’t want the character to be subjected to Disneyfication.

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Daredevil, in his first introduction in the Tatiana Maslany-led She-Hulk, showed that the character has already faced a lot of transition on his way to the Kevin Feige fortress. But it was further stated by various sources that the solo series will follow a well-executed blend of seriousness as well as the MCU factor. Now according to Charlie Cox, the show will be dark but not as gory as expected.

“This has to be a reincarnation, it has to be different, otherwise why are we doing it? My opinion is this character works best when he’s geared towards a slightly more mature audience. My instinct is that on Disney Plus it will be dark but it probably won’t be as gory.”

Actor Charlie Cox
Charlie Cox

Charlie Cox also responded to the fans who are unhappy with the different tonality of the character in the MCU. As stated by the Spider-Man: No Way Home actor, this step is taken by the House of Mouse so that the series can provide a different experience and can also cater to a younger fan base.

“I would say to those people, we’ve done that. 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?”

Keeping in mind the theme of the Frank Miller comic and its use of Christian symbolism, it is sure to have a different approach than the rest of the MCU. On top of it, Cox’s statement suggests that even if it won’t be as gory, it has a good chance of being more serious as well as darker.

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Is Daredevil: Born Again going to be TV-MA?

Daredevil Born Again hides reference with season 3
Netflix’s Daredevil

Even though some trusted sources like Daniel Richtman said that the series is likely to be TV-MA, equivalent to an R rating in the movies, the recent statements of Daredevil fame speak of a different story. It doesn’t look like the series is going to be TV-MA if Disney also wants to cater to a younger fanbase and avoid gore. But on the other hand, if it can make the approach more serious, then the Born Again story arc can be shown very well without using graphic violence.

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Earlier projects like Matt Reeves’ The Batman showed how the limits of PG-13 can be pushed well to present a darker story within boundaries without any gore shown. So it will be exciting to find out the route opted for by the MCU. Moreover, it has a colossal length of 18 episodes which shows that the makers are well confident with the project and also have a vast storyline planned for the fans.

Daredevil: Born Again will be released sometime in 2024 on Disney+, while She-Hulk: Attorney at Law can be currently streamed on the OTT.

Source: NME

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.