Charlie Cox has revealed that Daredevil: Born Again will not serve as a direct continuation from the Netflix series and represent a different interpretation of the Hell’s Kitchen superhero. During a recent interview with NME, Cox said the next iteration of the character “has to be a reincarnation” and “different,” believing Matt Murdock’s lawyer/vigilante “works best when he’s geared towards a slightly more mature audience.”
The 40-year-old British actor, known for his roles in Boardwalk Empire and Stardust, felt that once the series makes the transition onto the Disney+ streamer, the series would “be dark,” yet conceded that, unlike the Netflix iteration, the superhero drama “probably won’t be as gory.”
Cox further addresses the fans who wish for a continuation of the original Netflix series, which was cancelled in 2018 after three seasons. “I would say to those people, we’ve done that,” Cox said. He suggests the series could “take the things that really worked, but can we broaden? Can we appeal to a slightly younger audience without losing what we’ve learned about what works?”
Daredevil: Born Again is an 18-episode series expected to arrive on Disney+ sometime in Spring 2024, with Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio reprising their roles as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Wilson Fisk/Kingpin. Michael Gandolfini, Sandrine Holt, and Margarita Levieva are also billed to star in the revival.
All eight episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law are available to stream on Disney+, and all three seasons of Daredevil, including a wealth of other Marvel TV series, are available on the platform. In other Marvel news, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever broke a box office record.