Becoming one of the most anticipated series in MCU’s phase 5, Daredevil has endured as a fan-favorite superhero despite the long hiatus the character has taken from the screen. The renewal or reintroduction of the Daredevil series was finally announced at the San Diego Comic-Con.
Starring Charlie Cox in the titular role, the series followed the story of Matt Murdock as he delivers justice as a lawyer and a vigilante. The show ran for 3 seasons before being canceled by Netflix in 2018.
The Disney return of Daredevil
The return of the series has not only ensured more of Daredevil but has also opened up the possibility of more Defenders heroes entering the MCU. Charlie Cox commented on the reintroduction of his character in an interview with ComicBook.com, stating:
“I love it. I’ve loved every minute of it… And right now I’m just buzzing that it’s kind of happening again, it’s starting up again. And I don’t know where it’s going… I refer to it as, ‘There’s the gift that keeps on giving.'”
The actor further stated he appreciated the opportunity to have another crack at his character as he’s already renewed his Marvel Unlimited account to read more Daredevil comics.
Is Daredevil Rebooted or renewed?
Since the show is called Born Again, fans were concerned by the show being rebooted and all the lore built up in the previous seasons becoming noncanonical. Charlie Cox seemingly confirmed these speculations in an interview with ExtraTV at D23 Expo. He stated:
“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.”
Everyone who told me Netflix shows were still cannon pic.twitter.com/USfT49muGG
— Ford and Dewey (@FordandDewey1) September 11, 2022
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So the Netflix season are not Canon after all
— Mr. Delete & Repost (@OneHitSword) September 11, 2022
Previously the actor wasn’t too sure as to the direction that the show would take under MCU, but now he seems happy with the idea of a reboot. But again, a reboot doesn’t necessarily have to be a complete renewal, as a soft reboot could ensure the previous lore is canon while adding new stories.
Will Daredevil be funny just like She-Hulk?
The news of the reboot has been interpreted as bad news by many Daredevil fans, as the character is already set to join She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which has been inundated with cringy humor. Fans believe Daredevil will also become a wise-cracking character who breaks the tension in scenes.
Also, I’m stoke to say that. Daredevil: Born Again might be a good for the MCU but, it depends of how they portray him in She-Hulk.
I swear if they make him like some sort of joke too, I’m going to loose my fucking mind.
— Silver Freddy Gaming (@SilverFreddyYT) September 11, 2022
if She-Hulk is an indicator… Daredevil shouldve stayed out of the MCU
— unknown (@Unknown42597) September 11, 2022
Though in the sneak peek for episode 5, we saw Daredevil finally meet up with She-Hulk, the character was pretty serious as he encouraged She-Hulk to be more proactive about helping people. So maybe it’s not all grim news.
Daredevil: Born Again is expected to release in the spring of 2024.