Daredevil: Born Again will reintroduce Charlie Cox’s titular hero alongside longtime foe Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. The upcoming Disney+ series will also make streaming service history with its 18-episode run, the first time a Marvel Cinematic Universe show has done so. Aside from a newly revealed logo at D23 Expo, plot details for Daredevil: Born Again remain sparse, but Cox has already stated that this is a new beginning, with new ideas, and will not be connected to the previous Netflix series.
Daredevil is set to make his next MCU appearance in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which is fitting considering both Matt Murdock and Jennifer Walters are lawyers. Still, it has been confirmed that She-Hulk will not be setting up Born Again. That does not mean that Murdock will not embrace his legal roots going forward.
In fact, speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Cox said he wants the new series to be more focused on Murdock’s day job as a lawyer, similar to how the first season of the Netflix show was before it started telling more Daredevil stories. With the new show’s extended episode count of 18 episodes, he hopes there will be more time for character beats while maintaining all of the superhero action. The actor stated:
We know there’s going to be 18 episodes, and that’s kind of mind blowing to me, so there’s even more content than we were doing before, which at the time, felt like a lot. What I hope that does is give us longer to really live in the characters and to spend more time in Matt Murdock’s world as a lawyer and still have all the cool Daredevil superhero stuff, but to really live in his world and ground the show in the day-to-day life of someone who’s a lawyer, I think could be really interesting.Charlie Cox
MCU fans will get some experience with the legal side of the MCU in She-Hulk, so it will be interesting to see if it expands beyond that series. Daredevil: Born Again is set to premiere in Spring 2024 on Disney+.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter