‘I want the new creative team to be free to do their thing’: Netflix’s Daredevil Boss Steven DeKnight Implores MCU To Keep Daredevil: Born Again Just as Bloody and Violent

Steven DeKnight Implores MCU To Keep Daredevil: Born Again Just as Bloody and Violent
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The upcoming Daredevil: Born Again series is reportedly going to be the first TV-MA MCU series. TV-MA in Web series is equivalent to R-Rating in the movies. As per the reports of insider Daniel Richtman, this show is going to be different than the classical MCU and will go full bloody and violent like it used to be under the Netflix umbrella. Amidst all this, the showrunner of Netflix’s Daredevil series also responded to the reports thereby exciting the fans more.

Steven DeKnight on Daredevil: Born again
Steven DeKnight with Charlie Cox

The request by the fans to retain the style of the Daredevil series as we have already seen on Netflix was there for a long time. Fans didn’t want the character to act according to the Disney tropes and now it looks like the makers might have also heard our demands.

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What did Steven DeKnight say about Daredevil: Born Again?

Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 has been a rollercoaster of experimental projects. We have seen hoards of projects which presented the MCU in a new limelight. Even though some projects failed, the Studio tried to explore some new areas in projects like Eternals, Doctor Strange 2, and Werewolf by Night. With the confirmed update of Deadpool 3 going to be an R-Rated full-length project, looks like Daredevil: Born Again is also going to follow the same path.

Daredevil: Born Again can return Punisher
Daredevil: Born Again

The Netflix iteration of Daredevil gained wide popularity due to its gritty and dark tone. The fans loved the violent no-nonsense nature of the series which led them to expect a similar treatment for the Disney+ version also. Now the showrunner of that show Steven DeKnight also commented on a Tweet to reveal that he also wants the new show to follow its Netflix predecessor.


Even though the fans were excited to get feedback on the reports by the ex-showrunner, DeKnight revealed that there are no chances for his involvement with the project. This was revealed when a fan asked him about his possible association with the upcoming series to which his reply was:

“I would but I’m currently unavailable for the next few years due to other commitments. Plus I want the new creative team to be free to do their thing!”

This also implies that Steven DeKnight wants the makers of the new series to be independent with the show and do their thing. Moreover, the former showrunner also praised the version of Daredevil shown in the She-Hulk series during its release. Despite complaints from many fans, he appreciated it by saying that the Netflix traits are still evident in the character of Matt Murdock.

Also Read: “Haters gonna say Kevin Feige held him at gunpoint”: Netflix Daredevil S1 Showrunner Steven DeKnight Lauded By Fans For Supporting She-Hulk’s Version of Matt Murdock


Will Daredevil: Born Again be TV-MA?

Daredevil Born Again hides reference with season 3
Charlie Cox as Daredevil

Watching the current record of the MCU and the fact that they are soon going to bring a full-length R-Rated Deadpool 3 movie shows that Daredevil: Born Again is also highly likely to go TV-MA. Although the fans are still doubtful as no official updates from the studio have been heard, the recent Werewolf by Night TV Presentation showed that the MCU is trying hard in the field of graphic violence. Additionally, the rising demand by the fans almost confirms that there are very few chances to not revive the grittiness of the original show.

Also Read: Daredevil: Born Again Character Details Reveal 18 Episode MCU Show Will Have 3 ‘Confident, Brash, Ruthless’ POC Female Characters

On the other hand, Charlie Cox said in an interview that the upcoming series will present the blind vigilante of Hell’s Kitchen in a pleasant blend of seriousness with the MCU’s light-hearted tone. This can also be a clever way to present the character’s deadliness along with a slight MCU touch to it.


In the end, we have to wait for further updates as there is very scarce information about the show currently. The 18-episode-long series’ confirmed cast list only has the names of Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio in his iconic character of Kingpin. Dropping in 2024, the show is also expected to start a new era of the MCU where we can expect more TV-MA projects with the characters that deserve them.

Daredevil: Born Again is going to be released in early 2024 on Disney+.

Source: Steven DeKnight/Daniel Richtman



Written by Subham Mandal

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