A day after rumors circulated that Michael Gandolfini had joined the cast of Daredevil: Born Again, the news has been confirmed by Deadline. At the time of the rumor, we speculated that the actor could potentially be playing an up-and-coming mafioso, as his character was described as “an ambitious and earnest risk-taker with a very Staten Island-esque persona.” Unfortunately, Deadline was unable to reveal much else regarding his role, although they did suggest his character’s name might be Liam.
Gandolfini, of course, is perhaps best known for being the son of the late James Gandolfini. The young actor portrayed the younger version of his father’s most iconic character, Tony Soprano, in The Many Saints of Newark. He has since appeared in the Paramount+ limited series The Offer, the feature film Cherry and is next set to appear in Apple TV+’s Extrapolations.
Gandolfini is the first new cast member to be announced for the series. Casting is said to be underway, with the show reportedly looking to cast an actress for the role of White Tiger. Rumors have suggested Jenna Ortega has landed the role, although that has yet to be confirmed.
Daredevil: Born Again will star Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk. The series, which will consist of 18 episodes, is set to begin production in New York next year for a 2024 release.