Daredevil: Born Again – Legendary Charlie Cox Rival from Original Netflix Series is Returning for Rematch

Wilson Bethel who played Bullseye in the original Daredevil series, will reprise his role in Daredevil: Born Again.

Daredevil: Born Again - Legendary Charlie Cox Rival from Original Netflix Series is Returning for Rematch

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  • Daredevil: Born Again resumed its production after going through a huge creative overhaul.
  • Many changes were announced with many characters from the original Daredevil series reportedly returning.
  • Now, Wilson Bethel who played Bullseye in the original Daredevil series, will reprise his role in the new series
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Charlie Cox’s Daredevil: Born Again has currently resumed production after a creative overhaul where new directors and a showrunner were added to its production. The direction of the overall series also seems to be veering away from the previous plan as many changes have been made.

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Season 3 of the original Daredevil series had the darkest narrative for the character
Season 3 of the original Daredevil series had the darkest narrative for the character

It was recently reported that Elden Henson And Deborah Ann Woll were returning as Foggy Nelson and Karen Paige from the previous Daredevil series. Now, another fan-favorite character from season 3 of that series is set to return in the upcoming MCU show.

Also read: “With all of that history behind us”: Vincent D’Onofrio Gives Late New Year Gift to Charlie Cox Fans With Daredevil: Born Again Update

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Wilson Bethel’s Bullseye Now Returning in Daredevil: Born Again

Wilson Bethel's Bullseye impersonated Daredevil to put him in a bad light
Wilson Bethel’s Bullseye’s addition to the new series is a great choice

The MCU has been going through a lot of changes recently as they are trying to recuperate from an underwhelming 2023. Various productions have been postponed to give time and improve the quality of the upcoming MCU projects. One of them is Charlie Cox‘s Daredevil: Born Again which went through a huge change in filmmakers and overall approach of the series.

Comicbook.com has now reported that Wilson Bethel, who played Benjamin Poindexter/Bullseye in Daredevil season 3 back in the day, will return as the character in Daredevil: Born Again. Bullseye was a major antagonist alongside Kingpin in the third season and Bethel impressed everyone with his complex performance showing the tortured side of the character.

It is not known how Bullseye will factor into the narrative of the new Daredevil series. If one remembers, the character is left paralyzed at the end of Daredevil season 3 when he fights with Kingpin and is later shown undergoing surgery. It remains to be seen how the MCU plans to use Bullseye as more news will come forward as shooting progresses throughout the year.

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Also read: “I’m not even quite sure”: Vincent D’Onofrio Reveals An Upsetting Daredevil Update That Might Be a Blessing In Disguise For Charlie Cox’s

Daredevil: Born Again Will No Longer Be 18 Episodes

Daredevil: Born Again is set to release sometime next year on Disney+
Daredevil: Born Again is set to release sometime next year on Disney+

When Kevin Feige announced Daredevil: Born Again with Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio, fans were excited to hear that the series will have a whopping 18 episodes. This meant a deep and layered exploration of Daredevil was all the more confirmed. However, with the creative overhaul that the series went through recently, many things have been added and changed.

In addition to all the returning cast of the original Daredevil series, The Hollywood Reporter has now reported that the series will not have 18 episodes anymore. The outlet stated that the series “will be more in line with the original Netflix series model of lower episode counts”. This meant that Daredevil: Born Again is most likely to have 13 episodes.

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Also read: “They’re finally listening to the fans”: Charlie Cox’s Daredevil Confirms a Major Update to Avoid Echo and She-Hulk Mistake

Fans should not be disappointed with the news as the original Daredevil series nailed its pacing and storytelling in its first season with 13 episodes. The previously announced 18 episodes felt like a stretch while 13 episodes count seems like a perfect length for the series. Fans have to wait for an official confirmation from the studio in the future.

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Rahul Thokchom is a senior content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.