Charlie Cox announces that Daredevil: Born Again is a reboot and that’s a great idea.
A lot of important things happened during the Marvel Studios presentation at the D23 Expo 2022. There were trailers released for Secret Invasion and Werewolf by Night, The Thunderbolts roster was revealed, Vincent D’Onofrio was officially confirmed for Echo, The Marvels plot revealed, and so much more. Charlie Cox also spoke about the upcoming Daredevil series for Disney Plus.
In an interview with Extra TV, Cox discussed Daredevil: Born Again, adding that it feels like “a new beginning”, suggesting that it won’t be a continuation (or a “season 4”) of the Marvel Netflix series. Does this mean it is a full reboot for Marvel Studios and Disney Plus?
Daredevil was seen in one of the first previews for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. In the trailer below (at the 1:09 mark) you can see Charlie Cox in action as both Matt Murdock and Daredevil. Matt interacts with Jennifer Walters. They’re at a bar and Matt is explaining the gift of being a lawyer and a Hulk. Meanwhile, the Man Without Fear is with Jen as She-Hulk.
Is a clean slate good news for Daredevil: Born Again?
In a short clip viewers can see how different Disney Plus Matt is from his Netflix counterpart. He’s not as dark. This is a notable change going into Daredevil: Born Again. However, is this a good or bad thing? It’s a little bit of both.
On one hand, a reboot means fans are getting a completely different story and perhaps a different Matt Murdock. Matt went through a lot in the Netflix Universe. Now he has a chance to make new mistakes and overcome bigger adversity. It’s also a chance to change anything that perhaps didn’t work and improve on the parts that everyone loved. While change can be good, changing too much could also hurt the franchise.
The thing that made people gravitate towards Daredevil was how different it was. It was the grittiest Marvel series, adopting a more realistic and grounded approach. He wasn’t fighting bright colored space aliens. He was fighting ninja assassins, thugs, and The Punisher in tight spaces. He also wasn’t going home to a billion dollar mansion. He lived in a loft in the middle of New York City.
Hopefully Daredevil: Born Again will also have its own identity. If this show becomes like the other Marvel programs on Disney Plus, fans will be more than disappointed. A lot of what Daredevil was on Netflix has to remain the same on Disney Plus. Hopefully, there will be a balance of both styles. Otherwise, Daredevil: Born Again might become Daredevil: Canceled Again.
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