Marvel Reportedly Pulling a ‘WandaVision-Ralph Bohner’ Level Betrayal With Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page in Daredevil: Born Again

Deborah Ann Woll's Daredevil character might return but with a catch, a new report suggests.

Marvel Reportedly Pulling a 'WandaVision-Ralph Bohner' Level Betrayal With Deborah Ann Woll's Karen Page in Daredevil: Born Again

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  • Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page is most likely to return in the MCU's Daredevil reboot 'Daredevil: Born Again.'
  • However, her the character may not have the same screen time she enjoyed in the Netflix show.
  • The new 'Daredevil' reboot will not exclusively follow the same story of the Netflix show.
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After MCU’s recent series for Disney+ Echo hit the streamer, the road to MCU’s very own reboot of Daredevil show came closer with elevated anticipation among fans. While Echo’s Kingpin star Vincent D’Onofrio is confirmed to return to Daredevil: Born Again, a new rumor doesn’t look good for one original Daredevil star.

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Charlie Cox as Daredevil in a still from Echo
Charlie Cox as Daredevil in a still from Echo

Deborah Ann Wol’s Karen Page has almost been a regular in the MCU’s original Netflix show. While some of the characters are being recast for the reboot including D’Onofrio, Woll’s return is not as promising as the street-level antagonist in the Superhero brand.

Also read: Fans Beg MCU to Bring Back One Crucial Daredevil Actor After Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson’s Return Announcement

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Bad News For Deborah Ann Woll’s Fans

Charlie Cox and Deborah Ann Woll in Netflix’s Daredevil. Photo: Barry Wetcher © 2014 Netflix, Inc

Deborah Ann Woll who appeared in the original Daredevil series for Netflix with significant screen time may not have the same space in the upcoming Daredevil: Born Again. The stars’ return, as the latest information suggests, is imminent but her screen time will be minimal. 

Woll’s Karen Page as as Matt Murdock’s trusted associate, has been among the primary faces in Netflix’s show. However, insider Daniel Richtman via Patreon revealed that Woll will only appear in three episodes of Daredevil: Born Again.

For fans of Woll’s character, the minimal appearance of the star might be upsetting but it is an indicator hinting at the partial change in the storyline. Of course, the show has been one of the most hyped upcoming releases but leaving out much of Woll’s potential screentime resonates with the WandaVision-Ralph Bohner incident. Fans were all hyped in expecting X-Men’s Quicksilver played by Evan Peters or Avengers’ Aaron Taylor-Johnson version but after such a build-up it turns out to be just a minimal distraction in the show. 

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Also read: “I can’t believe they were even considering that”: Daredevil: Born Again Reportedly Scrapped The Worst Idea Ever Before Marvel Came To Senses

Netflix vs. MCU’s Daredevil— The Major Difference

Charlie Cox's Daredevil cameo in She Hulk
Charlie Cox’s Daredevil cameo in She-Hulk

One this is certain, Daredevil: Born Again will not be a continuation of the Netflix show on the character. MCU might do things a little differently. Charlie Cox appeared in more than one cameos in a few MCU projects indicating the nature of the hero and the potential character arc. His cameos including the light-hearted comedy, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, indicate that the MCU show might not adhere to Netflix’s intense dark undertone but the character is expected to remain the same. “It should be and it is always the same character,” Cox told Entertainment Weekly. “The difference is just like with people, we morph and change and are very different based on what’s going on in our lives,” he added.

“The Matt Murdock from the Netflix show, that world and what was going on for Matt meant that most of the time we were living with a man who had a huge amount of pressure and strain, and tonally the show was very dark and gritty and heavy. I don’t know what the new show will be like, but when I came over to do Spider-Man and She-Hulk, the tone is much more lighthearted and tongue in cheek and fun and witty and full of levity, so the hope was that Matt can fit into that world and participate in it without it being a different character, a different person. I certainly had a really good time exploring that, experimenting with it, and seeing if it fit.”

Also read: “I really felt like we were unfinished”: Deborah Ann Woll Reveals She’s Waiting for Kevin Feige to Call Her for Daredevil: Born Again, Says ‘They know my number’

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In another interview with Variety, the actor revealed that the story while following almost the same essence of the character will be different but “they stop back at the beginning of Murdock’s journey as a little boy and they tell the whole origin story again. So maybe we’ll get to do that. I don’t know.”

Daredevil: Born Again is expected to hit Disney+ in 2025.

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