Disney+’s Daredevil is making MCU history with an ambitious film schedule

Disney+’s Daredevil is making MCU history with an ambitious film schedule

Charlie Cox confirmed that Disney+ is Daredevil: Born Again will have a historic production for the MCU when it films in New York City in 2023.

After years of clamoring from fans of the Netflix series to bring Cox’s Daredevil back to the MCU, Marvel Studios is finally delivering on that wish in a big way. The following appearances in Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-HulkThe Man Without Fear will soon continue his solo adventures on Disney+.

Daredevil: Born Again will saw the return of Cox’s Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin for an 18-episode Disney+ outing, breaking the MCU record for longest season-long fan-conversation streaming.

And now, Born again is set to break yet another MCU record.

Daredevil: Born Again plans historic film year

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Matt Murdock actor Charlie Cox has spoken to NME and confirmed Disney’s Daredevil: Born Again will have a historic filming run as the 18-episode first season will shoot over 11 months – the longest production run in MCU history.

Cox revealed that production on his Daredevil the revival will run from February to December 2023 – with filming previously confirmed to take place next year in New York City:

“They told me, ‘We’re going to shoot in 2023.’ I said, ‘Great, when?’ They said, ‘All of 2023’. I start shooting in February and finish in December.”

In comparison, the average MCU production – excluding reshoots which Born again may have on top of the planned 11 months – lasting five to six months:

  • She-Hulk – April 2021 to August 2021 (5 months)
  • Secret Invasion – September 2021 to April 2022 (almost 8 months)
  • Avengers: Infinity War – January 2017 to July 2017 (6 months)
  • Avengers: Endgame – August 2017 to January 2018 (5 months)
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The British actor also revealed that he has yet to see any scripts or outlines, which leaves him reeling “fascinated to discover why they have chosen to do 18 [episodes].”

He added how he imagines Born again will be something of a “old fashioned procedural show” it will go “really deep into lawyer Matt Murdock” and make superhero moments feel that much more special:

“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 see what his life is like. If that’s done right and he really gets dirty into that world… I think there’s something quite interesting about that, spending a lot of time in the everyday life of a superhero and you really earn moments when he fits.”

Cox later alluded to the potential he could be “busy for years” with Daredevil, but added his concern in the connection that it will rely on Born again “[hitting] the place:”

“You said earlier that I could be busy for years, and I thought, ‘Yeah, maybe. Hopefully.’ But if this show next year doesn’t hit the mark, so be it. Then it’s back to…”

Why Daredevil’s historic film schedule is exciting

Daredevil: Born Againits plan to film for nearly all of 2023 — roughly double the time of the average MCU outing — only solidifies the scope of the project. Granted, it was already somewhat clear based on the 18-episode season, but many had feared that the episodes might be shorter to explain it.

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Compared to other Disney+ blockbusters, this also goes further than Star Wars’ longest production run. The first season of Andor our filmed from November 2020 to August 2023, resulting in nine months of production; based on current plans, the same will be true for season 2 – which is filming now.

With Born again is 18 episodes as opposed to Andorits 12 chapters, one can expect this to be an even longer production. But this only solidifies that these will be full-length episodes — likely around the usual 40 to 50 minutes — and that Marvel Studios has a long story in mind for the character.

Charlie Cox was pretty adamant in this interview that he has yet to get the exact plans for Disney+ Daredevil. However, he seems pretty confident that the series will lean pretty heavily into the legal elements, while not necessarily following a weekly format, indicating a more cohesive run.

Daredevil: Born Again will premiere in spring 2024, exclusively on Disney+.

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