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“I’m happy to let someone else take the mantle”: Luke Cage Star Seemingly Confirms Charlie Cox’s Daredevil is Not Netflix’s Continuation

“I’m happy to let someone else take the mantle”: Luke Cage Star Seemingly Confirms Charlie Cox’s Daredevil is Not Netflix’s Continuation

Daredevil: Born Again is probably one of the most awaited series on Disney+. The return of Charlie Cox has people excited for some Matt Murdock action after She-Hulk. Alongside the 2015 Netflix Daredevil series, people also loved The Punisher and Marvel’s Jessica Jones. 

With Vincent D’Onofrio and Charlie Cox returning, the fans await the return of more OG characters from the Netflix version. However, there are some rumors that the upcoming series may not be canonical to the version that we know.

Mike Colter in Marvel's Luke Cage (2016).
Mike Colter in Marvel’s Luke Cage (2016).

Netflix’s And Disney’s Daredevil Will Be Non Canonical

Fans loved the brute and gruesome nature of Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock when Daredevil originally premiered in 2015 on Netflix. The character saw some changes after appearing as a humorous guy in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. The third revision of the character is something that the people have been speculating about, and more importantly, who he will be siding with.

Charlie Cox portrayed the character of Daredevil.
Charlie Cox portrayed the character of Daredevil.

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With Mike Colters (from Luke Cage) and Jon Bernthal (from The Punisher) speculated to return, there are rumors abound as to the story of the series. Although confirmed, Mike Colters stated that he has not been picked up for Daredevil: Born Again. Talking with, Colters speculated about a possible return in the upcoming series.

“I just try to stay in reasonable shape just because, but I don’t think about Luke Cage opportunities… It’s one of those things where it’s in the rearview mirror at this point. If somehow I get a call, my dance card is kind of full. But if I get a call, something happens, great. I had a good time. I’m happy, more than happy, to let someone else take on that mantle or that role.

The Black and Blue actor further continued,

That character’s living on for a long time. Fans are going to have that character in one way, shape, or form for the rest of their lives, and I’m happy to have been a part of that for those guys.”

As disappointing as it may seem, this brings us to the possibility that Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of The Punisher may also be a mere rumor. It is speculated that Disney plans to deviate from the storyline we know of, and make Daredevil: Born Again non-canonical to the original series.


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Is Non-canonical Story A Good Move For Charlie Cox’s Daredevil?

Charlie Cox as Daredevil in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Charlie Cox as Daredevil in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

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As stated previously, the character of Matt Murdock portrayed by Charlie Cox saw multiple changes during the portrayal. Fans even protested against She-Hulk: Attorney At Law for Charlie Cox’s comedic appearance in the series. A non-canonical story may offer a fresh view and something the fans might not have thought of before. However, a non-canonical story also offers the risk of ruining things by making a chaotic mess that would be incomprehensible.

With the high bar that people have set for Daredevil: Born Again and Charlie Cox’s return, it would be indeed interesting to watch what Disney and Marvel have up their sleeves. The Charlie Cox starrer Daredevil: Born Again will release in the spring of 2024.


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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.