Charlie Cox shares some details about Daredevil: Born AgainMarvel’s upcoming revival series on Disney+, which reveals that filming will take most of the coming year.
Cox will reprise his Matt Murdock/Daredevil character on the Disney+ series, a role he played on the Netflix series, which ran for three seasons from 2015-2018. Cox’s Murdock was also seen in a cameo in Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home and in a guest role on She-Hulk: Lawyer.
“They said to me, ‘We’re going to film in 2023,'” Cox said in an interview with NME. “I said, ‘Great, when?’ They said “All of 2023”. I start shooting in February and finish in December.”
Cox told the publication that he is looking forward to playing a new version of the Matt Murdock character. “This has to be a reincarnation, it has to be different, otherwise why are we doing it?” he said. The popular Netflix series was quite dark in tone with graphic violence.
“My opinion is that this character works best when he’s aimed at a slightly more mature audience. My instinct is that on Disney+ it will be dark, but it probably won’t be as gory,” Cox said. For fans hoping for more of a continuation of the previous series, Cox says “I want to say to those people, we’ve the. Let’s take the things that really worked, but can we expand? Can we appeal to a slightly younger audience without losing what we’ve learned about what works?”
Written and executive produced by Hidden matters creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord, the new installment centers on Cox’s titular character Daredevil, otherwise known as Matt Murdock, who is a lawyer by day and crime fighter by night. Vincent D’Onofrio reprises his role as mob boss Wilson Fisk, also known as the Kingpin.
Few details have been revealed about the revival series. Cox said he hasn’t seen any scripts or outlines and knows little about what the show will entail.
Daredevil: Born Again received a major 18-episode order for its first season, which was announced at Comic-Con in July.
“I’m fascinated to discover why they’ve chosen to do 18,” he said. “I imagine there’s going to be an element of it that’s like the old procedural show. Not necessarily case of the week, but something where we go deep into lawyer Matt Murdock and get to see what his life is like. If it’s done right and he really gets dirty in that world… I think there’s something pretty interesting about that, spending a lot of time in the everyday life of a superhero and really earning the moments when he sees fit.”
In addition to Cox and D’Onofrio, Daredevil: Born Again also stars Michael Gandolfini, Sandrine Holt and Margarita Levieva.
Daredevil: Born Again is scheduled to premiere in 2024 on Disney+.