Daredevil: Born Again star Charlie Cox speculates how the move to Disney+ will affect the tone of the series, including fewer gory moments.
Daredevil: Born Again star Charlie Cox has shared his thoughts on how the move to Disney+ could affect the series. Daredevil originally ran on Netflix for three seasons between 2015 and 2018. The series, which followed the vigilante exploits of blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Cox), was the flagship series of Netflix’s Defenders universe, which also included Jessica Jones, Luke Cageand Iron hand. Although Marvel cut ties with the entire Netflix universe, Cox’s daredevil has officially joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with appearances in Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk: Lawyer ahead of the debut of the Disney+ reboot series.
NME recently sat down with Cox to discuss his new Netflix series Betrayal. However, the conversation couldn’t help but turn to his return as Daredevil. While Cox does not yet know exactly what the upcoming 18 episode Daredevil: Born Again will entail, he had a guess about how moving to Disney+ would affect the tone of the show. He revealed that while the character still needs to have a certain amount of darkness to function properly, “it probably won’t be as bloody.“Read his full quote below:
In my opinion, this character works best when 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.
I want to say to those people, we have done it. 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?
Everything we know about Daredevil: Born Again
So far, most – if not all – of the action has Daredevil: Born Again is being kept under wraps ahead of next year’s start of production. His recent appearance on She-Hulk: Lawyerwhere he meets attorney Jen Walters (Tatiana Maslany) and hits instant physical and romantic chemistry, leading many to believe that Walters would appear on Born again in a certain capacity. However, a recent casting announcement revealed that I From the cold Star Margarita Levieva would join the series as a love interest for Daredevil. While that doesn’t rule out Walters joining the series, it could indicate that the new show is moving in a different romantic direction.
While the entire crew of Daredevil: Born Again hasn’t been revealed, the closest fans can get to anticipating the show’s new plot lines is in what’s already been announced. For example, Vincent D’Onofrio has been confirmed to return as his original self Daredevil the villain Kingpin, who made his first MCU appearance in the final episode of the 2021 series Hawkeye, who boasts increased strength that may mean he has acquired some form of superpower. The series, set to premiere in early 2024, will also feature a love interest for the Kingpin, played by Resident Evil: ApocalypseSandrine Holt.
Whether Cox’s speculations about Daredevil: Born Again being less gory will be accurate remains to be seen though. Daredevil has already sparked a massive change on the streaming platform when Netflix’s Defenders Saga originally ported from Netflix to Disney+ earlier this year. The more adult-oriented content of the series prompted the platform to introduce new profile settings that allowed older viewers to access more adult content, so they can try to recapture the spirit of the original series as honestly as possible.
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