Charlie Cox Says Disney Is Changing Daredevil
Charlie Cox has confirmed that Daredevil will be different in the new Disney series, and the lawyer side of Matt Murdock's life will be a focus.
People are super hyped about Charlie Cox returning as Daredevil in the next phase of the MCU. However, the character will likely be a bit different than what fans are expecting, as Cox told ComicBook.com “This has to be a reincarnation, it has to be different, otherwise why are we doing it?” He added that it “will be dark but it probably won’t be as gory,” and he imagines it might be “not necessarily case-of-the-week, but something where we go really deep into Matt Murdock the lawyer and get to see what his life is like.”
At this point, it seems like Charlie Cox might be just as in the dark as the rest of us about Daredevil: Born Again, but that will likely change once they start getting the series into production. Filming for the series is supposed to begin in New York in February, so we’ll just have to wait and see if any of his predictions come true. Since the show will be on Disney+, it certainly makes sense that it might not be as brutal and gory as its Netflix predecessor.
Charlie Cox’s comments about Daredevil: Born Again focusing more on Matt Murdock’s life as a lawyer is certainly an interesting prospect, and something fans likely wouldn’t be opposed to. As exciting as it is to see Murdock put on that awesome suit and take down bad guys, we have to be emotionally invested in his regular life too. The series is going to have 18 episodes, so there will be plenty of time to go down these avenues.
Fans have been patiently waiting to learn more about Charlie Cox’s return as Daredevil ever since he made his MCU debut as Peter Parker’s lawyer in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Although we only got a brief cameo in that film, he had a full-on recurring role in this year’s She-Hulk, where he debuted a new suit and became a love interest for Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters. We got to see Matt Murdock do some lawyering and some fighting in that series, so maybe his She-Hulk appearance gave us a good idea of what we can expect from Born Again (albeit with less of a comedic tone).
We also expect to see Charlie Cox as Daredevil again in 2023 when he appears on Echo, which follows Alaqua Cox’s character who was introduced in Hawkeye. Echo will also feature the return of Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin, who was Matt Murdock’s greatest foe in the Netflix series. After Kingpin’s appearance in Hawkeye, fans have been waiting to see him and Murdock cross paths (and fists) in the MCU.
Echo is set to hit Disney+ sometime in 2023, so that should hold us over until we can see Charlie Cox in Daredevil: Born Again, which is currently set for a 2024 release. In the meantime, Cox is returning to Netflix for the limited series Treason, which is set to release on December 26. Treason stars Cox as an M16 operative whose life is upended when a Russian spy from his complicated past reenters his life.
If you can’t wait to see Charlie Cox return as Daredevil, you could always rewatch the original Netflix series on Disney+. For other MCU projects, you can check out Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theaters. Marvel will be releasing Antman and the Wasp Quantumania next, which is set to release on February 17, 2023.