Stunt performer Chris Brewster has a long history with Marvel Studios. Beginning with Iron Man 3, Brewster worked as a stunt double, stunt performer and fight coordinator on nearly a dozen projects, including doubling as Steve Rogers in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. More memorably (and as Brewster told us in our May 2020 interview), Brewster worked closely with Daredevil star Charlie Cox to develop the hero’s iconic fighting style in the Netflix Defenders-verse series while also serving as Cox’s stunt double.
Brewster and Cox worked closely together for years, developing close personal and professional relationships, and the latter credited the former with being a key to the success of Daredevil. With all that history in place–and with Brewster working with Marvel Studios as recently as Ms. Marvel–it seemed a no-brainer that Brewster would go to work with Cox on Daredevil: Born Again. However, that will not be the case.
In a response to a Tweet from #SaveDaredevil/#WeSavedDaredevil member @Kristina4109, Brewster revealed that not only is he not working on Daredevil: Born Again but also that Marvel Studios denied him the opportunity to interview for “the job.”
Everyone involved with Born Again has hinted that the series will take the character in a new direction while also indicating that Marvel Studios would hang on to the pieces of the Netflix series that resonated with fans. While She-Hulk showed off some more acrobatic moves by the character, it seemed likely that Daredevil would still retain the bulk of the incredible martial arts abilities he showed off over 3 seasons of the Netflix show. With Brewster no longer part of the process, it seems as though Marvel Studios has chosen to completely reinvent the wheel and leave one of their longest standing and most talented stunt performers on the sideline.