Daredevil: Born Again Is Stopping Production, Is Marvel Finally Dying?

Daredevil: Born Again has shut down production because of the ongoing WGA strike.

By Britta DeVore | Updated


On May 2, Hollywood was shaken by the first writers’ strike in over a decade, quickly putting a halt on late-night shows and other live productions including Saturday Night Live. Now in the second week of the strike, fans are beginning to see a slew of other productions go on a hiatus as Deadline reports that titles including Billions and Daredevil: Born Again are adding their names to the roster. For Disney+ and Marvel, another slowdown is just what they need for the series that sees the highly anticipated return of the titular superhero.

While those penning Daredevil: Born Again did their best to get as much work done as they could, they decided to valiantly join the cause on May 8 with production officially pausing on May 10 for an unknown period of time. Although filming has already begun on the next installation of the one-time Netflix series, those involved in the filming process, including cast, crew, and writers who also serve as producers, are refusing to cross the picket line and continue filming.

The decision made by those backing Daredevil: Born Again is staunchly different from accusations hurled at Andor creator and writer Tony Gilroy after he was called out by the union for continuing to work the show’s second season after the strike was called. While Gilroy stands by his original statement that the script was already penned for the Star Wars offshoot series, many of his WGA peers questioned if this was the truth. At this point, Gilroy says that he’s no longer working on the title in any capacity.

With Daredevil: Born Again now put on pause, it poses yet another issue for Marvel, a studio that’s been already facing setbacks when it comes to its docket of arrivals. From The Marvels to Blade and even last year’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the studio hasn’t been able to keep things on a straight shot, moving movies and series around on the release calendar. Like Daredevil, Blade has shut down yet again due to the strike meaning that its release date – which has already been pushed back – will likely face another reset.

A similar fate befell Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with the titles swapping the order in which they were set to come out. After the second Doctor Strange movie was put on hold, the folks behind No Way Home were forced to scramble with the plot, which involved changing storylines at the very last minute. With Marvel chugging along with a jam-packed slate, it will be interesting to see if shows and movies including Daredevil: Born Again and Deadpool 3 will need to make changes to their plots. 

Daredevil: Born Again is one of the most highly anticipated series to come from Disney+ and Marvel in the last few years with the studios resurrecting the story, characters, and actors from Netflix’s spin on the MCU several years ago. Along with Born Again, other shows currently affected by the strike are P-Valley, Stranger Things, Cobra Kai, Yellowjackets, Abbott Elementary, and Evil.

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