Originally released in 2015 on Netflix, fans had their reservations about Daredevil but eventually warmed up to the series on release. The success of the series allowed more spin-offs and crossover events as the Defenders Saga continued to get bigger.
The show was praised for its gritty take on the crime in Hell’s Kitchen and also how Matt Murdock shifted between his vigilante persona and his career in law. It starred Charlie Cox as the Man Without Fear and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin.
Cancellation of Netflix’s Daredevil
Similar to the Snyderverse, the cancellation of Daredevil drew widespread disappointment and criticism from fans, as they petitioned to have the show restored. While hopes of the show being renewed weren’t dead, it did move to Disney+.
The fans eventually started a campaign called #SaveDaredevil to have the series return. Eventually realizing the potential audience of Daredevil untapped, Marvel tested the waters with the inclusion of Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was met favorably.
Eventually, Marvel announced the revival of the show as Daredevil: Born Again at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con. Expected to join MCU in phase 5, it has become one of the most anticipated productions from Marvel.
Charlie Cox thanks fans for the support
Charlie Cox has been elated by the revival and has been talking up the series ever since. He also took time to thank the fans who made it possible in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at D23, stating:
“I feel like I owe them a huge ‘Thank You,’… You know, the SaveDaredevil campaign, they campaigned so hard for this and there were times where I would meet some of them when they came to see a play that I was doing in New York, or my friends would follow them online and would tell me stuff that they’re trying to do and raise awareness.”
Following the cancellation, the fans had set up a petition on Change.org which garnered 100,000 signatures by early January of 2019. The fans further dispersed the message through hats and t-shirts, enabling the movement to grow further.
Daredevil: Born Again is expected to be released in the spring of 2024.