Charlie Cox is all the buzz right now as he is reprising his much-loved role of Daredevil, aka lawyer Matt Murdock in Daredevil: Born Again. After fans were disappointed with the cancellation of Netflix’s Daredevil, his cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home resulted in an eruption of excitement. However, his cameos, both in No Way Home and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law showed a different tone Matt Murdock than in the Netflix original.
This led to the speculation that the Disney+ show, Daredevil: Born Again will have a similar, lighter tone Matt Murdock. While the gory Netflix Original was quite appreciated amongst fans of the character, MCU is known to be the opposite of that. Reporter Grace Randolph also stated that the new head of Disney, Bob Iger, didn’t seem too fond of the idea of a mature-rated Daredevil. Although, according to a recent scoop, that might not be the case.
Daredevil: Born Again is for the Mature Audience
American reporter Grace Randolph tweeted on December 1st that while the ex-CEO of Walt Disney Co., Bob Chapek was all okay with letting Born Again be a mature-rated program, the new head of the company, Bob Iger wasn’t interested in making it happen.
Here’s something 😂😭
Bob Chapek was cool with a mature rated #DaredevilBornAgain
Bob Iger, not so much
They’re still deciding – we’ll see what happens!
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) December 1, 2022
Now, as Culture Spider recently released a whole bunch of scoops about the upcoming projects, there was one which talked about the whole situation. The Twitter user stated that Randolph has gotten it all wrong. Iger is, in fact, all about creatives creating their own course. This means that if the Daredevil: Born Again team wants to make more mature content, they are free to do so. Now that’s something worth doing the happy dance for!
Daredevil: Born Again’s Supposed Rating
Fans’ worries about the MCU “Marvelizing” Daredevil were put to rest when a prominent insider, Daniel Richtman stated that the Disney+ revival will be maturely rated. Answering fans’ queries on his Twitter, Richtman addressed a tweet asking whether the upcoming show will be TV-MA rated. Replying to the user, he stated, “likely.” Simply put, TV-MA is the television counterpart of R-Ratings. When it comes to Richtman, his track record for Marvel scoops has been fairly accurate.
— Daniel Richtman #BlackLivesMatter (@DanielRPK) November 14, 2022
He did, however, deny that other upcoming Disney+ shows, including Echo, Agatha, Blade, and Thunderbolts will meet the same fate, therefore, continuing on MCU’s family-friendly path. As of now, the only MCU television series which is confirmed to be breaking the cycle is Marvel Zombies. Deadpool 3 is also going to be the only R-Rated MCU film, yet.
Daredevil: Born Again being TV-MA rated is going to be quite groundbreaking for MCU. It would mean that the superhero universe is truly growing to incorporate a more mature audience, one that appreciates the gore. It sure would be interesting to see how Marvel strays away from the already-shown cameos of Charlie Cox’s character. While fans are excited about their favorite lawyer returning, they would prefer for him to continue his Netflix ways and not be tweaked at all.
All the questions will be answered once Daredevil: Born Again premieres in the Spring of 2024 on Disney+.