Since its announcement in 2022, anticipation has been high for Daredevil: Born Again, a continuation of the Netflix series Daredevil that ran from 2015 to 2018. But the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have introduced significant challenges, including multiple production halts, that have turned enthusiasm into apprehension. A recent article from The Hollywood Reporter has deepened these concerns, with growing speculation about the show’s potential cancellation.
Filming of Daredevil: Born Again had to pause because of the dual writers and actors strikes, and now it’s been removed from the Marvel Studios release calendar.
Daredevil: Born Again was originally set to premiere in early 2024, but due to unfinished filming amidst the writers’ and actors’ strikes, it was taken off Marvel Studios’ release lineup. This development comes as Disney+ has revealed plans to scale back on new content in the coming year. Of the five shows Marvel announced at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con for a 2023 Disney+ release, only the Spring’s Secret Invasion, Loki in October, and the second season of What If..? are still slated for this year.
While Agatha: Coven of Chaos was rescheduled from a winter 2023 launch to early fall 2024, Daredevil: Born Again has not received any new release date. This leaves the series in a state of uncertainty. While this doesn’t confirm its cancellation, it does hint at a prolonged wait before fans can view the show.
Besides Daredevil: Born Again and Agatha: Coven of Chaos, the Disney+ show Echo, a spin-off from the previous year’s Hawkeye, has also been delayed. Originally set to debut in November 2023, the series will now be released in January 2024. Additionally, X-Men ’97 has been postponed from its fall 2023 debut to early 2024.
While Agatha: Coven of Chaos was rescheduled from a winter 2023 launch to early fall 2024, Daredevil: Born Again has not received any new release date.
Daredevil: Born Again isn’t the sole Disney+ series facing uncertainty. Iron Heart, centered on genius-inventor Riri Williams, first introduced in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, initially set for a fall release, has been removed from the schedule despite completing its shooting. The ongoing strikes have impacted its finalization and release timeline.
The absence of Daredevil: Born Again from Marvel’s 2024 roster and an overloaded schedule suggests that Matthew Murdock might not pop up in his solo series until late 2024 at the earliest. The season’s production, halted since June due to WGA picketing, hinges on the timing of its resumption. With the strikes potentially extending into fall, production might not restart until late 2023 or early 2024, likely causing a more extended delay than Marvel anticipated.
Marvel Studios may have avoided giving Daredevil: Born Again a new release date due to the current uncertainties, allowing for more scheduling flexibility. It’s reasonable to assume that the show won’t be released in 2024. Specifically, it won’t debut in the first half of the year as originally planned.
The absence of Daredevil: Born Again from Marvel’s 2024 roster, combined with an overloaded schedule, suggests that Matthew Murdock might not pop up in his solo series until late 2024 at the earliest.
Fans eagerly awaiting the arrival of Daredevil: Born Again can revisit the streets of Hell’s Kitchen with the original series. Previously airing on Netflix, Daredevil is now available for streaming on Disney+. This allows fans to re-experience Matt Murdock’s journey while waiting for the new chapter.
Daredevil, created by Drew Goddard, spanned three seasons with a total of 39 episodes. The series was known for its notable violence, and Daredevil: Born Again is anticipated to adopt a milder tone. The original series featured a stellar cast, including Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal, and Royce Johnson.