Fan-Favorite Daredevil Character Not Returning For Reboot
Deborah Ann Woll, who played Karen Page in Daredevil, has revealed she is not part of the reboot so far.
With filming well underway for Disney+ and Marvel’s upcoming series Daredevil: Born Again, the casting lineup is pretty much a done deal. And, while it’s been revealed that Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio will reprise their roles as the titular superhero and his arch-nemesis Kingpin, respectively, their fellow Netflix castmate Deborah Ann Woll has announced that she will “not be a part” of the Daredevil reboot as she’s not received a ring from production. Speaking with Michael Rosenbaum on the Inside of You podcast, in an interview that you can see above, the actress broke the disappointing news that “as of now,” she won’t be appearing in the upcoming project.
As fans of the original Netflix series will know, Deborah Ann Woll’s character Karen Page was a staple in the story of Daredevil. She played Matt Murdock aka Daredevil’s main love interest and held down a butt-kicking role of her own, leaving many followers in the lurch as to how Disney+ plans to reshape the story without her. During the same interview with Rosenbaum, Woll spoke about the fun she had on set with her co-stars and mentioned that she “[loves] telling that story” and feels as though she has “more to say” through her character.
So, from what we can gather, there’s no bad blood between Deborah Ann Woll and any of her original Daredevil co-stars, meaning that Disney+ and Marvel are most likely just steering the series in a new direction, possibly giving Matt Murdock a new romantic interest in his life. But that hasn’t stopped Woll from letting the studio know how interested she is to take part in Born Again. Mentioning that she would “be thrilled” to be involved, the True Blood alum says that both studios “know where [she] is” and that she still feels a deep connection to her character Karen Page, adding that it’s ultimately “up to [the studio]” when it comes to “what kind of story that they want to tell.”
Deborah Ann Woll starred in the original Daredevil series on Netflix, which saw the small-screen rollout of the group that would come to be known as The Defenders. Along with the Charlie Cox-led Daredevil, we also got a taste of Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Iron Fist, and John Bernthal as The Punisher. There was also the joining of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones in a spin-off series aptly titled The Defenders.
Each of the projects would eventually be canceled by the streamer, with Daredevil ending after three seasons and no proper wrap-up for its characters or storylines. While many fans were upset, Deborah Ann Woll shared that she was shocked by the abrupt ending and felt as though she and her fellow actors weren’t allowed to fully tell the stories that they had crafted over Daredevil’s three-season run. Mentioning that she still has “more to say about Karen,” the star hopes that her phone will ring with a call from the studio asking her to return to the fold.
“The Marvel series feels unfinished to me,” Deborah Ann Woll reveals, sharing a sentiment that many Daredevil fans felt after the non-conclusive wrapping of the series back in 2018. Now, four years later, Marvel has a chance to rewrite the wrongs and give peace to not only their loyal fans but also to the actors who originated the parts. We’re hoping that Woll will be given an opportunity to tell Karen’s story and have some closure on what the next chapter in her character’s life has shaped up to be.