The time has come, as we’re getting our first real casting announcement for the upcoming Disney+ continuation of Daredevil, Daredevil: Born Again. Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are the only known cast to return with Matt Corman and Chris Ord acting as showrunners on the new adaptation of the iconic Man Without Fear. Deadline has just revealed that they have cast Margarita Levieva and Sandrine Holt in major roles, which are even described to potentially be love interests for the leads.
Yes, you read that correctly for both leads. It does raise the question if potentially one of them might be a recasting for Vanessa, the Kingpin’s long-time lover from the comics and the original Netflix series where she was played by Ayelet Zurer. There’s still the big question if we’ll see other actors from that series return and this casting does raise some questions on how Marvel Studios will tackle their take on the character.
Levieva is no stranger to Disney+ series, as she has also recently been cast in the Star Wars series The Acolyte. Perhaps her involvement with that project caught the attention of Marvel Studios, who always had a habit of casting rising stars. Holt has made a name for herself in American Gigolo, but has an extensive TV background with House of Cards, Better Call Saul, The Expanse, MacGyver, and many more. With this casting out, there’s a good chance we might hear more about additional cast members in the near future as the series gets ready for production.