Drew Goddard’s Daredevil, based on the Marvel character of the same name, was a definite contender for TV series of the year when it aired back in 2015. Charlie Cox’s captivating performance as the blind lawyer with heightened senses was a treat to watch as the actor perfectly encapsulated the essence of the character.
But the looming question stands as to whether he will be able to replicate the seriousness of the character in the 2015 series with its upcoming reboot. The question stands only because Matt Murdock’s addition to the list of characters to appear in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has a comparatively lighter and more comedic tone.
Charlie Cox Believes Daredevil Cannot Be Goofy Forever
Daredevil: Born Again is the upcoming reboot of the Netflix series that will feature Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, the main antagonist in the Netflix series, will also be reprising his role in the reboot.
Cox talked about the upcoming reboot of Daredevil during an interview with Variety at the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
The 39-year-old actor spoke about how Murdock’s character doesn’t fit into the ‘slapstick comedy’ tone that fans saw of the character in Jessica Gao’s TV series based on She-Hulk, but was respectful of the TV show’s direction and theme-
“There was a bit of an experiment but it was really enjoyable and I really had a good time. The chemistry I had with Tatiana was amazing, so if they do lighten the tone a little bit, I’m not afraid of that”
Malkin slid in a little joke by saying “slapstick Daredevil!”, to which Cox immediately reacted-
“I don’t think that’s truthful enough to the source material for it to really work but there’s plenty of Daredevil comics, plenty of runs, where there is levity, there is lightheartedness, there is fun, and I think with eighteen episodes you got time to do a bit of both.”
Well there you have it, Matt Murdock won’t be as silly as he is in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, but Cox doesn’t rule out some fun and lighthearted moments from the upcoming reboot either.
Daredevil: Born Again Won’t Be Connected To The Netflix Version
Charlie Cox’s return as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home was a moment of joy for all the fans who cried when season 3 of the Netflix series was binned. And if you’re one of them and are hoping to see the story continue from where it left off at the end of season 3, then you’re in for bad news.
Charlie Cox will officially return as the Man Without Fear in Daredevil: Born Again, and he says in his latest interview with Extra TV that it’ll be a “new beginning”-
“I haven’t seen a script… My feeling is, based on the title ‘Born Again,’ I think that the sense is it is a new beginning, it is going to be different, it is going to be totally different. It is going to be new stories, and new ideas.”
“It is a Season 1, it is not Season 4, so it is a whole new thing. Which I think is the way to go. If you are going to do it again, do it differently.”
The discontinuation of the story from the Netflix series is going to spark joy in some, and disappointment in others. But as Daredevil fans, we’ve got to be grateful that at least we’re getting a new series, which hopefully won’t be canceled in the future.
Daredevil: Born Again will be part of Phase Five of the MCU, and is scheduled for a Disney+ release in early 2024.
Source: Variety’s Twitter account