UPDATE: Some great detective work by one of our Patreon mods has turned up the fact that the sign on the church has read “March 15, 2020” since June 2022. It seems likely that the sign is not part of the shoot and does not indicate the series will take place in 2020.
Photos and videos from the Harlem set of Daredevil: Born Again have been coming fast and furious and clues about the series have come a long with them. A 70s-set flashback will explore a time in the life of a young Wilson Fisk, for example, and now a new set photo reveals yet another time period that will be explored.
Charlie Cox‘s Matt Murdock was spotted on the set of Daredevil: Born Again and appeared to be following a young woman down a street of brownstones. A church on the block was also part of the set and a photo shared by Daredevil Updates shows that the bulletin board on the front t if the building dates the scene in 2020!
Assuming there’s no mistake or trickery here, the date indicates that at least part of Daredevil: Born Again is set during the five years between Thanos’ snap and the Hulk’s snapback. Fans have theorized that the show may be set during that time period after learning that Deborah Ann Woll and Eldon Henson weren’t returning for the show. Being set in 2020 would allow for an easy explanation for the absence of their characters: they were Snapped!
The events of Season 3 of Daredevil are widely believed to have taken place before the Battle of Wakanda shown in Avengers: Endgame so to date, Matt Murdock’s experiences during the 5 year Blip have yet to be explored. Could the entire show be set during that time period? It’s unlikely mostly because of the rumored connection between the events of Echo, which is known to take place in the present day of the MCU, and Daredevil: Born Again.
More than likely, the scene is one of a series of flashbacks that will be used to fill in blanks in what the audience knows about Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk as they begin their MCU journey together.