Marvel’s Charlie Cox on Disney+ Daredevil: Born Again Reboot

Marvel’s Charlie Cox on Disney+ Daredevil: Born Again Reboot

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In an interview with NME, Charlie Cox discussed what he thinks the new Daredevil will look like this now Disney produces the show. “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 bloody.”

We’ve already had a taste of what’s new Matt Murdock– he appeared She-Hulk: Lawyer for a few episodes as a love interest of Jen Walters (Tatiana Maslany). The character was “quick and funny and charismatic and carefree at times,” said Cox. True enough, the sitcom nature of She-Hulk meant that Daredevil’s contemplative brooding would not go down well in 72 sunny Los Angeles. Cox is bringwith the same mindset for the new show, saying that “This has to be a reincarnation, it has to be different, otherwise why are we doing it?”

As much as I loved the Netflix show, I’m not about to hold on to continuity here just because an actor was recast in his previous role. Comics start over all the time, and Daredevil: Born Again is most likely going to be a brand new story with brand new characters. If you’re expecting a continuation of the 2015 show, Cox says: “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 it that works?”

That’s a good question! So much of what worked about the 2015 show came not only from Cox’s performance, but also the tightly-plotted, action-packed, character-driven nature of the first season. Disney+ has been hit or miss on these Marvel shows, almost all of them ranking well in the middle of the pack with only a few standout scenes carrying the show throughout the season.

However, Disney thinks so Daredevil: Born Again has what it takes to go far, as 18 episodes have been ordered, triple the number of other live-action Marvel shows. Charlie Cox will be filming through 2023, and he’s already considering what Daredevil training will mean. He also told NME that he “hasn’t seen any scripts or outlines.” But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have ideas.

“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,” Cox explained ” If it’s done right and he really gets dirty with that world. … I think there’s something pretty interesting about that, spending a lot of time in the everyday life of a superhero and you really earn the moments when he’s fit.”

The original Netflix showwhich ran for three seasons from 2015-18, is now available to watch Disney+. The new show, titled Daredevil: Born Againwill stream on Disney+ sometime in 2024.


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