When it comes to the upcoming Charlie Cox-starrer, Daredevil: Born Again, reports and statements were alluding to the Disney+ premise not being a continuation of the Netflix show, nor following its canon. Cox himself claimed that Born Again is an independent endeavor and should not be presumed as a newer installment to the narrative followed in the Netflix series.
This led many fans to believe that the upcoming project will share no resemblance to the show that was released in 2015.
However, with scooper Daniel Richtman claiming that the Disney+ series will allegedly see a return of a familiar face, fans are convinced that Born Again is merely a “soft reboot.” Soft reboot refers to how a newer installment in a franchise may share most elements of a proper reboot without losing touch with its initial continuity or canonical aspects.
Daredevil: Born Again Reportedly Welcomes Back Elden Henson
Daniel Richtman, through his Patreon, stated that the actor who was seen as Matt Murdock’s best companion Foggy Nelson in the original Netflix series will make a reported return in Born Again. This information, while not completely confirmed, does not come off as much of a surprise. Throughout the gritty, thrilling seasons of Daredevil, the character led by Elden Henson had an integral role to play.
For him to reprise his role seems like a no-brainer, seeing as how the Disney+ show is getting both Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio to return to their roles despite the speculated premise being an independent attempt. While Cox’s last appearance was set in Spider-Man: No Way Home and his next will be in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, D’Onofrio was seen in 2021’s Hawkeye.
It would be interesting to see how Born Again tackles these intricate characters, who were a central part of the old continuity. As the actor who has best embodied the role of The Man Without Fear once said, “If you are going to do it again, do it differently.”
Will Daredevil: Born Again See The Return Of Karen Page?
Ever since the official SDCC announcement, fans have constantly wondered whether or not Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page will be a part of the much-enthralling endeavor. With fans dearly anticipating the premise, the soft reboot not including Karen would be an intriguing choice indeed. The audiences are aware of how much of an instrumental element the character is to Murdock’s journey.
If Marvel Studios has indeed decided to bring back Elden Henson, it would be a wasted opportunity to not allow the same to happen for Deborah Ann Woll’s character. Besides, with the ever-so-optimistic hope of Born Again fruitfully delving into the complexities of Daredevil and his world, one can only hope that the Disney+ iteration of Karen Page will take into mind the criticisms that plagued her during the running of the Netflix series.
While the actress herself has shown interest in a potential return, stating that she would love to reconnect with the fascinating characters, no official confirmation by Marvel Studios or any speculated report by a notable scooper has alluded to the comeback of Karen Page within the universe of Daredevil: Born Again.
The upcoming days would be helpful enough to inform the audiences on which other actor or character from the Netflix series will make their anticipated return in the new, refreshing, and much-awaited 2024 series.
Daredevil: Born Again, which will have 18 episodes, is slated for a Spring 2024 release on Disney+.
Source: Daniel Richtman