Marvel Studios is working on many different shows for Disney+, including “Daredevil: Born Again”, which is a new version of the “Man Without Fear”, that will some of the actors from the Netflix shows returning, with Charlie Cox reprising his role of Daredevil; Vincent D’Onofrio returning as the Kingpin, and Jon Bernthal will also be reprising his role of Frank Castle, aka The Punisher.

Also starring in the new Disney+ series will be Michael Gandolfini, Arty Froushan, Sandrine Holt, Margarita Levieva and Nikki M. James.   The new Disney+ show is being written and executive-produced by Matt Corman and Chris Ord.

The show was initially announced at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and at the time, it was revealed that the show was scheduled to arrive in 2024 and consist of 18 episodes.  However, filming has been suspended due to the writers’ and actors’ strike, so it is unlikely to arrive on Disney+ as initially planned.

There is very little about the upcoming “Daredevil: Born Again”, but there have been many fans questioning if this is going to be a continuation of the original Netflix series or if it is something new, possibly a multiverse version, since the version of Daredevil and Kingpin, that we’ve seen in “Hawkeye” and “She-Hulk: Attorney At Law” Disney+ shows, does seem slightly different.

However, the showrunner of the first season of “Daredevil”, Steven McKnight, has responded to a post on X by “Thomas” who also worked on the first season of “Daredevil”, about the cancellation of “Winning Time” and how Disney is using some loopholes in order to get out of paying more to create the show.

Do i have to post the thread again about how our @IATSE contracts base wages(raises) and conditions(vacation/holiday) pay on arbitrary “seasons”, and that cancelling shows before season 3, rebooting shows, and all the nonsense is about undercutting workers. I worked on all of the Marvel Netflix shows which all were cancelled in season two or three. Our contracts only give us full vacation pay(like 36 cents per hour worked or some shit) on season three shows. Four years of work I never got a raise or vacation pay. Like $20,000. And not only did they cancel Daredevil once crew got full raise and holiday/vacation pay…. The Disney+ reboot is back to season one IATSE contract terms. It’s a fucking scam. I wonder if @stevendeknight knows that!.

To which Stephen replied:

He does. It’s an old Disney scam where they slightly rename a series to reset contract terms back to first season. Needs to be addressed by all the guilds/unions and crushed!

Disney is well known for rebranding shows after its third season, especially Disney Channel shows like “Hannah Montana”, “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” and others, to get out of paying more to the talent and crew, because their pay would contractly go up after three seasons.

However, with possibly six or seven years between the third season of “Daredevil” and the release of “Daredevil: Born Again”, it personally doesn’t fit in line with how it has done this in the past with Disney Channel shows, as it’s simply too long between the cancellation and new show.  Also, since the Marvel Studios team didn’t create the original Netflix series, Disney hasn’t brought back any of the creative team behind the original show, and generally, the new show has a very different tone and style from the Netflix show.

Do you think Disney is rebranding “Daredevil” to save money or because it is brand new for the MCU?  Let us know on social media!


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Roger Palmer

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