It’s hard to believe, but Daredevil is coming back.
We’ve known as much for months now.
Netflix previously canceled the Charlie Cox superhero drama after three seasons, but a reboot, titled Daredevil Born Again, is coming to Disney+.
The 18-episode reboot is set to film for 11 months before a planned 2024 arc on Disney+, but what will the show look like?
Fans embraced the grittier nature of the Netflix superhero series, but it looks like that will change with the move to Disney+.
Cox revealed in a new interview with NME that he believes the show will be less gory in its new home.
“My opinion is that this character works best when he’s aimed at a slightly more mature audience,” Cox explained.
“My instinct is that on Disney+ it will be dark, but it probably won’t be as gory.”
“I want to speak up [people hoping the Disney+ show copies the Netflix show]We have done that.”
“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?”
It would certainly make for a change of pace if the series gets too young, but it’s hard to imagine Disney+ fixing what isn’t broken.
The goal will be to make the series more accessible to a wider audience, and that may be what keeps the show on the air longer.
The 18-episode order is unprecedented, but it means fans will have an exciting arc that will reach a conclusion.
“They told me, ‘We’re going to shoot in 2023,'” Cox said.
“I said, ‘Great, when?’ They said “All of 2023”. I start shooting in February and finish in December.”
The actor is satisfied with 18 episodes.
“I’m fascinated to discover why they’ve chosen to do 18,” Cox said. “I imagine there’s going to be an element of it that’s like the old procedural show,” he said.
“Not necessarily case of the week, but something where we go deep into lawyer Matt Murdock and see what his life is like.”
“If it’s done right and he really gets dirty into that world … I think there’s something pretty interesting about that.”
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