If you’re hoping Disney’s new Daredevil: Born Again series will be just as violent as the Netflix original, Charlie Cox might have to rain on your parade. Speaking to NME about his return to the Marvel universe, Cox admitted as much Born again will likely include less gore than Netflix’s take on Devil of Hell’s Kitchen. “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 of Daredevil operating under Disney’s wing. “I would say to those people, we’ve 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?”
While Cox seems optimistic about Disney’s handling of Daredevil, hardcore fans may need more convincing. On the positive end of the spectrum, Daredevil: Born Again is shaping up to be one of Marvel’s most ambitious takes on a TV series. According to Cox, filming for Born again will consume most of his 2023. “They told me, ‘We’re going to shoot in 2023,'” Cox explained. “I said, ‘Great, when?’ They said “All of 2023”. I start shooting in February and finish in December.”
Great Stan Lee’s ghost! It’s a tall order, but Cox is happy to dedicate himself to it. The extended episode counts Daredevil: Born Again will allow Marvel to recast Matt Murdock/Daredevil in their image, ushering in a new era for the man without fear. “This must be a reincarnation,” Cox told NME about establishing Daredevil as part of the MCU. “It has to be different; otherwise why do we do it?”
Daredevil: Born Again is written and executive produced by Matt Corman and Chris Ord and will consist of eighteen episodes. After years of rumors following the cancellation of Netflix Daredevil series brought Charlie Cox the leap to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man: No Way Home. He also suited himself for She-Hulk and is expected to appear in the coming time Echo series. As for Vincent D’Onofrio, he came back for Hawkeye and will also appear in Echo.
Do you think Daredevil: Born Again will be less bloody than Netflix’s original series? Does lack of significant violence kill the mood? Let us know if the level of violence in Daredevil’s new series worries you in the comments section below.