Kevin Feige Reportedly Hated Charlie Cox’s Daredevil: Born Again, Fired All Writers and Directors for a Total Overhaul

The show had already halted production due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

Kevin Feige Reportedly Hated Charlie Cox's Daredevil: Born Again, Fired All Writers and Directors for a Total Overhaul

SUMMARY

  • Actor Charlie Cox’s Netflix show Daredevil was prematurely canceled after its third season, despite being a fan favorite.
  • Kevin Feige relaunched Cox’s Daredevil with the show Daredevil: Born Again set to be streamed on Disney+.
  • The show ran into trouble as Feige reportedly fired its head writers.
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MCU mastermind and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has reportedly let go of the writers of the upcoming Disney+ show Daredevil: Born Again. In what is being termed as a ‘creative overhaul’, Feige reportedly saw the finished episodes of the show and was disappointed by the direction of the series.

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The show would have seen Charlie Cox return as Matt Murdock after starring in the Netflix series Daredevil. The Netflix series was prematurely canceled after its third season, despite being a critical and commercial success.

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Why Was Charlie Cox’s Daredevil Canceled?

Charlie Cox as Daredevil
Charlie Cox as Daredevil

The Netflix-Marvel series Daredevil, starring Charlie Cox as the ‘Devil of Hell’s Kitchen’ was a fan favorite. The noir-esque direction of the series, combined with brilliant action made it a critical favorite. The success of the series also prompted the emergence of Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and Iron Fist, all set in the same continuity.

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Cox’s Daredevil was supposed to be renewed for a fourth season after the acclaim received by the third season. However, the show and all subsequent Netflix-Marvel series were canceled. It was speculated that Marvel wanted to produce their own streaming content for Disney’s platform Disney+, leading to the cancellation of the series.

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Charlie Cox in Daredevil: Born Again
Charlie Cox in Daredevil: Born Again

Kevin Feige reportedly contacted Charlie Cox to reprise his role as Matt Murdock in the MCU. He made his official debut in Spider-Man: No Way Home, in a small cameo appearance. He also appeared in the Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. Marvel announced that Charlie Cox’s Daredevil would be returning in a show titled Daredevil: Born Again.

The show was commissioned with an eighteen-episode first season, set to debut in 2023. However, the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes prompted a halt in the production of the series, pushing the release to 2025.

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Kevin Feige Let Go Of The Head Writers Of Daredevil: Born Again

Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige

It was reported earlier that Kevin Feige had watched a version of the series and was disappointed with the output. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he let go of head writers Chris Ord and Matt Corman, as well as the rest of the directors commissioned for the season.

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The decision was labeled as a ‘creative overhaul’ of the TV division of Marvel. According to sources at The Hollywood Reporter, the show was not working for Feige as it was packaged as a legal-procedural show as opposed to the action-heavy tone of the Netflix series. The article said,

“Sources say that Corman and Ord crafted a legal procedural that did not resemble the Netflix version, known for its action and violence. Cox didn’t even show up in costume until the fourth episode. Marvel, after greenlighting the concept, found itself needing to rethink the original intention of the show.”

The decision comes at a time when the Disney+ streaming shows by Kevin Feige seem to not work as well as the glory days of the MCU. Its most recent show, the Samuel L. Jackson starrer Secret Invasion received terrible reviews from critics and fans alike.

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Written by Nishanth A

Nishanth A is a Media, English and Psychology graduate from Bangalore. He is an avid DC fanboy and loves the films of Christopher Nolan. He has published over 400 articles on FandomWire. When he's not fixating on the entire filmography of a director, he tries to write and direct films.