Netflix’s Daredevil star has requested one change for the Disney+ reboot.
The MCU has officially welcomed Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, thus the Man Without Fear is now without boundaries.
There is talk about when and where the hero will next appear, in addition to Cox’s cameos as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Murdock and Daredevil in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Fans already know that Daredevil: Born Again is coming to Disney+, and it may revisit some of the events from the Netflix series while also introducing new characters.
It is unclear whether Marvel Studios will include the earlier series or regard it as a non-canon story. Charlie Cox has revealed the one aspect of the MCU’s Daredevil series that he thinks would be different, but only if it is employed “sparingly.”
The One Change Charlie Cox Wants to See in the Daredevil Reboot
Charlie Cox expressed his desire for “a wee bit more CGI” to enhance the “action sequences” but just to highlight the character’s “gymnastic ability” when GQ asked him what he was looking forward to accomplishing in the MCU that he couldn’t in the Netflix series:
I’ve discovered that these questions are a little tricky because the issue with them is that if I start outlining things I’d like to do, then very quickly, it becomes a news story. It might get in the minds of not only the fans but also the creators and the writers.
I really want to be careful not to muddy those waters because if it turns out to be a good idea, it can be a shame because it robs the fans of that moment of discovery. We’ll hopefully be able to employ a little bit more CGI in the action moments, though I hope we do it sparingly because I think it should be used sparingly. I just want to highlight his athletic prowess, which has been practically unheard of.”
Charlie Cox’s appearance in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law gave viewers a sneak peek at a more acrobatic Daredevil. Cox’s ambitions are definitely not out of the question given that Marvel Studios is paying for Born Again and there is a chance for a big–screen crossover.
The actor was keen to emphasize that Daredevil’s action sequences should also look realistic while discussing his VFX interests, saying that “Most of it should be stunt coordinated” and “in a similar fashion to what we did before:”
The majority of it should be stunt-coordinated and carried out by an actor and a stunt performer in a similar manner to how we did it before. I don’t think there should be complete action scenes that are almost entirely computer-generated.
The benefit of Marvel CGI, according to Cox, will enable the reboot to produce moments that are just not physically conceivable but will yet make the end film “even more familiar to the comics:
“We can bookend it with these little moments. With the batons in particular, we could never really do anything in our show where Daredevil ricochets a baton off a wall and takes someone out because you can’t physically do that. It’s not safe and not possible…just these little moments would elevate scenes and be something that makes the show even more recognizable to the comics. That’s the stuff that happens almost episodically when you read the issues.”
Charlie Cox Defends Born Again Improvements
Even though each MCU Disney+ series has been distinct up to this point, Daredevil: Born Again already has a distinct identity of its own. In addition to being a Fox character that Marvel Studios only recently acquired following the switch from Netflix, Charlie Cox’s portrayal of Daredevil in his Netflix series is still very well-liked by fans and was targeted more at adults than children.
Marvel Studios appears to be attempting to replicate what Cox and his series accomplished in a record-breaking 18-episode season. However, Born Again will still be subject to greater scrutiny and pressure to perform than its Disney+ forerunners.
However, the actor’s comments should allay some fan concerns because he doesn’t want a lavish VFX extravaganza; rather, he wants new tools to “elevate situations” and even be more true to the comics.
The potential for Daredevil’s solo series to deliver under the Marvel Studios banner is seeming as infinite as the possibilities for his inclusion in the MCU.
Overall, it sounds like Born Again will be a great treat for Daredevil fans. Hopefully, when filming starts in February 2023, viewers will know more about what to anticipate from this eagerly awaited series.
Daredevil: Born Again will premiere on Disney+ in the spring of 2024.