Daredevil: Born Again Unimportant To Marvel’s MCU Canon?

By Britta DeVore | Published

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Although its arrival has been pushed back repeatedly, fans are still beyond excited to see what Disney and Marvel Studios have up their sleeves for Daredevil: Born Again. While they might get the show, the series’ importance in the greater MCU landscape could take a relative backseat.

Daredevil: Born Again In Marvel


In a recent conversation with BroBible’s Post Credit Podcast, series star Vincent D’Onofrio revealed that the series will likely fall under Marvel’s new Spotlight banner.

This means that the first season will likely follow the titular hero’s turmoil with a singular big bad (presumably D’Onofrio’s Kingpin) rather than be a building block towards a bigger arc in the MCU.

Just Vincent D’Onofrio’s Opinion?

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When quizzed about how he saw Daredevil: Born Again fitting into the MCU, D’Onofrio said that he “for sure” believed it would fall under the freshly revealed Spotlight banner.

Not having much to back it up, the actor admitted that it was solely his “opinion” and that no one has explicitly confirmed how the show will pan out.

But, he says that the Charlie Cox-led series has been crafted in the “same tone” as Echo, a project that D’Onofrio’s notorious character will also appear in, which has already been announced to fall under the Spotlight banner.

Marvel Cares About The Series?

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In his comments, D’Onofrio went on to praise the Marvel Studios heads, saying that “the big bosses” were paying Daredevil: Born Again plenty of “attention,” adding that it’s clear they really “care about the series.”

Caring about the show goes hand in hand with caring about their dedicated followers, something that Marvel is hoping to prove through the Spotlight banner.

The studio announced its plans to move forward with the Spotlight stories back in November, giving fans who haven’t had the time or interest to watch every title under the franchise an opportunity to hop in with no prior information required.

Along with Echo and the suspected Daredevil: Born Again, Marvel will also be using the same format for Wonder Man.

Marvel Changing Its Storytelling

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This move on behalf of Marvel to switch its typical storytelling from an overarching plot to that of separate stories in series form will be a hit for some fans and a miss for others.

While it will be great for audiences to jump into Echo and Daredevil: Born Again with no past MCU knowledge, some fans love that the productions tie together, aiming to connect all the characters throughout the sprawling franchise.

The studio’s latest hit, Loki, which recently wrapped its second season, was that of the overarching category, giving more of a backstory to Thanos’ replacement villain, Kang the Conqueror.

Other Changes At Marvel

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On the other hand, because Jonathan Majors, the actor who plays Kang, may not be appearing in future productions pending his ongoing domestic abuse court case, something that doesn’t follow the current setup could be a godsend for Marvel.

And, with Daredevil: Born Again being one of the studios’ most talked-about and anticipated titles of its slate, it’s more than likely that audiences will tune in whether the series carries over or not.

Daredevil: Born Again Plans

Expected to arrive in 2024, Daredevil: Born Again was one of many productions tremendously slowed down by the writers’ and actors’ strike.

In it, Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio will reprise their roles as Daredevil and Kingpin, respectively, and clash while they both try to bring peace to New York City in their own ways.

Also featured in the show will be Jon Bernthal who reprises his role as the Punisher, with performances from Michael Gandolfini, Margarita Levieva, Nikki M. James, Sandrine Holt, and more.