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Charlie Cox confirms that ‘Born Again’ is not a continuation

We should have known — it’s already in the title.

words by: Alee Kwong
Sep 21, 2022

Charlie Cox’s reprisal of his Daredevil role in Spider-Man: No Way Home and his upcoming appearance in She-Hulk has a lot of people revisiting the Netflix/Marvel series. While many would love to see Daredevil: Born Again pick up where the third season of the Netflix/Marvel series left off, Cox has made clear that the new series has nothing to do with the previous iteration of the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen.

 

During a panel at this year’s D23 Expo (via IGN), Cox spoke about what we can and can’t expect from the new Marvel Studios series and its interpretation of the street-level hero. “I don’t think it means we’re going to tell the Frank Miller story of Born Again in the comics,” said Cox. “I don’t think it means that. I think it’s – you know we made the [Netflix] show, it ended, years passed, and we’re making another show. It’s a perfect title.”

 

The official announcement for Born Again was dropped this year at San Diego Comic-Con. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige added that it would be an 18-episode series, which is 3 times as many episodes as most of the Marvel Studios series.

 

Cox added, “Born Again is iconically a Daredevil run in the comics and it’s a great title for our show because we are doing this show again in a new way. I think the show will be slightly tonally different — I don’t know how yet — I haven’t read anything yet. We’re doing 18 episodes, that tells me that the structure and the way we’re going to tell our story will be slightly different.”

 

 

In this mid-season sneak peek for She-Hulk, we see Cox return as Matt Murdock, but he will also be making his first official appearance as Daredevil — with a little twist. Instead of the dark red costume we are accustomed to seeing, the Man with No Fear will be sporting a yellow and red costume. The reason for the outfit change is unknown as of now, but whatever the reason may be in the MCU, it’s still definitely an homage to the comic book character’s old Daredevil suit.

 

“He has such reverence and love for that character. It’s clear that the character meant so much to him, but he also came very game to play around,” says She-Hulk writer Jessica Gao during a chat with Collider earlier this summer. “He was totally up for more funny banter and having this fun dynamic with Jen and She-Hulk.”

 

“It really feels like the character from the comics. It was so fun because he really does fit into the show so perfectly,” she added. “They’re both lawyers, and they’re both superheroes. Who else can say that they have that in common? It was just very fun thinking about what their dynamics would be, based on the personalities of these two characters.”

 

Daredevil: Born Again is expected to release Spring 2024. The first 3 seasons of Daredevil and The Defenders are currently available to stream in their entirety on Disney+. And in case you’re wondering, here’s a guide to She-Hulk.

 

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