One of the most eagerly anticipated new Marvel Studios series currently in development for Disney+ is “Daredevil: Born Again”, which will some of the actors from the Netflix shows returning, with Charlie Cox returning to the role of Daredevil; Vincent D’Onofrio is also returning as the Kingpin, and Jon Bernthal is 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.
“Daredevil: Born Again” was initially announced at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and at the time, it was revealed that the should was scheduled to arrive in 2024 and consist of 18 episodes. While Disney has been filming the show for the past few months in New York City, filming has had to be suspended due to the writer’s strike and continuous disruption to filming due to the picketers forcing filming to be suspended.
Very little is known about the upcoming “Daredevil” series, and many have been questioning if the show is a continuation of the original Netflix shows or if it’s a different version of the characters, which we’ve seen in the “Hawkeye” and “She-Hulk: Attorney At Law” Disney+ shows.
During a recent appearance on the Ikuzo Unscripted podcast, Marvel stuntman, Chris Brewster, who has worked on many films and shows including “Daredevil”, “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier” and the upcoming “Captain America: Brave New World”, has revealed that Marvel is trying to make the show as different as possible from the original Netflix versions. One of the ways this is being done, is that it has a completely different crew making the show, with no-one, other than the primary actors returning.
“They really, truly don’t want it to be anything like the Marvel Netflix Daredevil. So, nobody that worked on the original series, other than the cast that they’re bringing back, is coming back. And I mean, there were just some truly, truly wonderful that worked on that show and I think they really added to the magic of that show. And I think Marvel’s making a big mistake, but what you gonna do?”
He also explained, how, while the show might still be in production, it’s probably too late for any original crew to return:
“Well, it’s probably too late to change it now. Marvel has told every person working on that show that they don’t want ‘Born Again’ to look anything like the Netflix Daredevil series… Trust me, not only did I work on the show, I was one of the biggest fans of the show.”
On the one hand, it seems like a mistake not to bring any of the talented people behind, possibly one of the best Marvel shows in recent years, to create the new version, but it also makes sense if Marvel Studios has a different vision from one created when the MCU was in a very different place.
With filming on the show currently suspended and with no end to the writer’s strike in view, plus a potential actors strike, a 2024 release date is looking less likely, or Disney may decide to split the longer season up into smaller batches, to get what they’ve filmed out on Disney+ a little earlier.
While we wait for the new “Daredevil: Born Again” series to arrive, you can catch the original three seasons of “Daredevil” on Disney+ now.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.