As Marvel Studios moves into Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one of the most anticipated projects comes in the form of Daredevil: Born Again. The Disney+ series will see the return of Charlie Cox into the titular role following his stint as the character on Netflix. While the title of Born Again can lead to the conclusion that the series will be based on the dark and brooding comic series of the same name, Cox has seemingly confirmed that the new series will be taking different inspiration.
I don’t think anyone should read into the name as to the kind of stories that we’re going to tell.Charlie Cox
Instead of being an adaptation of the specific comic series, the new show’s title appears to be more of an emblematic use of a new era away from Marvel Television’s Netflix regime. The concept of not basing the new series around the seminal Frank Miller comic run is intriguing in the sense that it could lead to a fresh take on Daredevil that isn’t intrinsically tied to darker themes. His guest appearance on She-Hulk: Attorney at Law proved that Cox has the range to portray Matthew Murdock in the more vibrant atmosphere of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Meanwhile, Cox continued to provide elaboration on if the version of Daredevil in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that of the Netflix series (which has dubious ties to the former’s canon). While the actor himself isn’t 100% on its status, he’s set on playing Matthew Murdock as if it’s the same.
I don’t think it’s a different character. I just think it’s maybe a different period of his life. I don’t think my interpretation will change — they hired the same actor.Charlie Cox
The 18-episode first season of Daredevil: Born Again is currently scheduled to release in the Spring of 2024 on Disney+.