Is Daredevil: Born Again Coming in 2023?
Unfortunately, no, this year is not the year when Charlie Cox returns as The Man Without Fear in his very own series, Daredevil: Born Again.
At Marvel's San Diego Comic-Con 2022 panel, Kevin Feige officially announced Daredevil: Born Again, which is set to release with 18 new episodes on Disney+ in Spring 2024.
In April 2015, Netflix and Marvel teamed-up to what would be the first of a handful of original titles based on Marvel comics characters with the release of Daredevil, starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil.
Despite the success of these shows, Marvel and Netflix's relationship worsened, and within just a few months, Netflix cancelled each of its Marvel shows including the series that started it all with the cancellation of Daredevil in 2018 following the release of its third season.
Star Vincent D'Onofrio, who plays Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in the show, revealed the reason why the Daredevil was cancelled on Netflix.
Daredevil: Born Again Updates
In March 2022, Murphy's Multiverse reported that a new production LLC (limited liability company) was formed less than two weeks ago titled "Blind Faith Productions LLC," likely to belong to Marvel Studios, which is a sly reference to Murdock's Catholicism and his literal blindness.
In response to this report, Geeks Worldwide's KC Walsh seemingly confirmed that it's indeed a Daredevil project and that it would start filming later this year.
A recent issue of Production Weekly showed a listing for a "Daredevil Reboot", claiming Kevin Feige and Chris Gray as the show's producers. Gray, who served as an associate producer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, recently served as producer on Marvel's Behind the Mask, a docuseries created for Disney+
Furthermore, former GWW Editor-in-chief KC Walsh has reported the series will either begin filming by the end of the year, or at sometime in 2023.
Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio are set to reprise their roles as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in the upcoming Daredevil season after they return in Marvel's Echo.
In February 2022, Cox talked about his involvement with Spider-Man: No Way Home during his interview with HeyUGuys, and it was there, the 39-year-old English actor shared a story about an encounter he had in late 2019 with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
It turns out that the two met on Broadway one night, and according to Cox, Feige didn't bring up Daredevil once. "I did a play in 2019 with Tom Hiddleston and Kevin Feige came to see our play," Cox said.
Cox added, "And, Y'know, I went and shook hands with him and said hi and he said how much he enjoyed the play. Never mentioned Daredevil or anything like that. So it turns out he's a very good liar as well."
Many fans still consider Netflix's Daredevil series to be the best Marvel series ever, so we're excited to see Disney and Marvel Studios revive the show even if we have to wait until 2023.
Cox also confirmed that he does know a "little bit" of what's next for Daredevil, but he's remaining silent about it. Speaking to THR, Cox said, "Look, I don't have any idea what anyone's plans are at this stage, but I presume there's more for us to do."
The actor added: "I know a little bit — not a huge amount — but a little bit. I am imagining, I am hoping, that our worlds will collide again because the stuff we've done in the past was tremendous fun to do, and he's such an incredible actor. We have to start every conversation with, 'What do you know?' because you have to be careful. It's really exciting."
How Does Daredevil Tie Into the MCU to Set Up Born Again?
Charlie Cox's Daredevil recently returned in the finale of Marvel's She Hulk. A fourth season could potentially follow one of Phase 4's biggest trends: introducing a character for the Young Avengers. Nearly every Phase 4 title has done this, including Black Widow, Loki, WandaVision, Hawkeye, and more.
Marvel can introduce a fresher comics character who can serve as a link to their Young Avengers arc: Blindspot (Samuel Chung). The Daredevil comics run which started in 2015 introduced a new superhero known as Blindspot. Chung and his mother emigrated from China into the U.S. when he was just a child. Soon after arriving in the U.S., Samuel started working on an invisibility suit. After years of upgrading his suit and his fighting skills, he went to the streets, acting as an apprentice of Daredevil.
It's likely that Blindspot will appear in the MCU's return to Daredevil in the new season and beyond since a Young Avengers movie is possibly in the works. MCU's Phase 4 already introduced several potential members, including Kate Bishop, Wiccan, Speed, America Chavez, Ms. Marvel, and several others. Now, introducing Blindspot could tie Daredevil back into the MCU.
It was reported that Krysten Ritter will be reprising her role as Jessica Jones for an MCU project, but they weren't able to confirm what that project is.
Daredevil: Born Again is slated to come out on Disney Plus which remains to have exclusive rights to release Marvel shows and that would include this show along with all the other Marvel series released or upcoming as announced for Phase Four, Five, and Six of the MCU.