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“We saved it, but at what cost?”: Charlie Cox Confirms Daredevil: Born Again Will Be a Reboot, Fans Worried That Disney Will Turn Him into Cheap Jokes

Daredevil Born Again Will Be a Reboot, Fans Worried That Disney Will Turn Him into Cheap Jokes

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.

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Daredevil becomes the first Defenders Saga character to join the MCU.

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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.'”

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Kingpin played by Vincent D’Onofrio is also set to return in Born Again.

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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.”

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Daredevil’s return in the yellow suit has divided fans as the show becomes more comic book accurate.

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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.

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Daredevil is known for having a grim and gritty take on the character, conflicting with the tone of She-Hulk.

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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.

Source: Comicbook.com