Daredevil: Born Again is set to bring the titular hero of Charlie Cox to the forefront with the kingpin of longtime foe Vincent D’Onofrio. The upcoming Disney+ series will also make history on the streaming service due to its 18-episode run, making it the first time an MCU show has achieved such a feat.
In addition to a new logo at D23 Expo, plot details for Daredevil: Born Again are still shrouded in secrecy, but Cox has already confirmed it’s “a fresh start” with “fresh ideas” and tied to There will be no previous Netflix series.
Now, the Marvel star has teased what to expect in the Daredevil series on Disney+.
Charlie Cox teases Daredevil reboot plot
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter at D23 Expo via Screen Rant, Daredevil actor Charlie Cox revealed his hopes about Daredevil: Born Again, saying that he’ll be in “Matt Murdock’s world as a lawyer” and want to spend more.
The Marvel star also shared the fact that it’s “kind of mind blowing” for a Disney+ series to have 18 episodes:
“We know there’s going to be 18 episodes, and that’s kind of mind blowing for me, so we’re doing even more material than before, which felt like a lot at the time. I hope that This allows us to actually stay in the characters and spend more time as an advocate in Matt Murdock’s world and still have all the good Daredevil superhero stuff, but also an advocate for actually living in his world and keeping the show grounded. The day-to-day life, I think, can be really interesting.”
In a separate interview with Marvel Entertainment, Cox described his Marvel return as a “surreal” moment, as well as telling the writers if they could start soon:
“It’s been really surreal. It’s been really emotional and I’m beyond excited and grateful. I met some of the show’s writers last night and I was like, ‘Can we start early?'”
While it is possible that the actor may not have seen the script for Daredevil: Born Again, it is likely that his enthusiasm about getting started may indicate that he knows some plot details, such as the aforementioned lawyer elements.
Meanwhile, when asked by Deadline whether She-Hulk: Attorney at Law would set up the events of Born Again, Cox confirmed it would not, adding that his Disney+ series “is in its own moment:”
“I don’t think so… I don’t think so. No, no, I think [Daredevil: Born Again] is in its own moment.”
Coming back to Cox’s conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, the Marvel actor revealed that he would love to see Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk in his Disney+ series:
“So there’s a lot of people you know… That’s why I worked with Tatiana … in She-Hulk. She’s incredible and we had a lot of fun together. I loved working with her. It’s a lot.” It would be nice if he could return the favor, just to return the favor. Then that would be really cool.”
Cox also expressed interest in Tom Hiddleston’s inclusion of Loki in the series, noting that it “would be nice if he did a small cameo:”
“Tom Hiddleston is one of my best friends. I don’t know how our world will ever combine, but it would be nice if he did a little cameo somehow. Even if he just showed up with a Tesseract and then like Gone again, you know?”
Why Daredevil Deserves a Fresh Start in the MCU?
Despite the overwhelmingly positive response to Netflix’s Daredevil, the character deserves a fresh start in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Charlie Cox’s enthusiasm about tackling Matt Murdock’s lawyer gig essentially proves that he knows his character is more than just a superhero.
So far, nine episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law allowed the series to showcase the day-to-day life of Jennifer Walters, which means the 18-episode run of Daredevil: Born Again has the same opportunity. Furthermore, exploring more of Murdock’s lawyer side allows the Disney+ series to uncover hidden aspects of the character while also remaining true to the comics.
The extended run allows the Disney+ series to have room for more cameos than the MCU, giving Cox a chance to work with other mainstays of the franchise. While Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is clearly a long shot, other heroes such as Anthony Mackie’s Captain America and even Tom Holland’s Spider-Man could appear.
Beyond that, it’s also fair to assume that Cox is also largely involved behind the scenes. This means that some elements of the Netflix show’s character could still be incorporated, while more traits could also be added to develop the character more fully within the larger MCU.
Daredevil: Born Again will premiere on Disney+ in Spring 2024.