In 2015, Netflix released Drew Goddard’s Daredevil on its streaming platform. The action & crime-filled TV series was an instant hit, receiving positive reviews from critics as well as fans. The show featured Charlie Cox in the lead role as he assumes the character of Matt Murdock/Daredevil. However, despite all the positive feedback from fans and the casual public, the show was canceled in 2018 by Netflix. In 2022, Disney saw an opportunity to acquire the licensing for the Daredevil character and swooped in on the deal, which is why you saw Matt Murdock’s short cameo in the latest Spider-Man movie.
Now, the character is set to make his Disney+ debut in the new She-Hulk: Attorney at Law series. But unfortunately for fans who loved the gritty nature of the original Netflix series, The Man Without Fear is not going to have as dark of a connotation on his Disney+ debut as he did in the 2015 series.
A Brand New Daredevil in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law
Matt Murdock is not going to look as badass, or at least as scary as he did in Daredevil (2015), in the new Disney+ TV series.
The creator of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Jessica Gao, had a conversation with The Direct, where she spoke about how she planned on fitting Charlie Cox‘s seemingly dark character into the series-
“Well, first of all, we were shocked that we were able to use him. Like, when we first heard that he was on the table, I mean, we couldn’t believe it. We kept thinking like, ’Okay, at some point, someone’s gonna say ‘Just kidding.‘’ Like, ‘It’s a cruel joke, and you actually can’t have him.’ And it just kept going and kept going.”
In another excerpt from the interview, Gao further talks about how she will get a “lighter side” of the masked vigilante into her new show-
“And it was so fun to be able to do–and we do this with every character cameo from the MCU–is we take them from the environment that you know them from, which is a much more dramatic and action-oriented role, much more on the serious side, and we bring them into our world and they get to play in the tone of She-Hulk. And they got to explore and we get to see a lighter side of that character.”
Fans of the 2015 series won’t be too happy about it, but who knows, Gao might just do justice to the character.
Rosario Dawson’s Thoughts on Marvel’s Daredevil Reboot
Much to the surprise of fans, a Daredevil reboot is in the works. The masked character will return in Daredevil: Born Again, with the first season having 18 episodes! The project was confirmed to be in development by Disney in May this year and will have Charlie Cox reprise his role as Daredevil.
Rosario Dawson played the role of Claire Temple in Daredevil (2015), and she couldn’t be happier that the series is coming back to life again. The 43-year-old actress spoke about the reboot during a panel at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo-
“Marvel’s continued to do that now with the MCU characters, to now see our shows be now part of canon and part of the MCU. Now he’s got 18 new episodes, it couldn’t be happening to a greater person, and, I don’t know, we really delighted in it.”
Will she be reprising her role as the woman who tends to Murdock’s wounds again? Only time can tell.
Daredevil: Born Again is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ in early 2024.
Source: The Direct