EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Studios Open To A Lighter, Fun ‘Daredevil’

Is the next Daredevil show going to be Mark Waid-inspired?

With a Daredevil project looming on the horizon, fans have wondered what kind of show to expect. Marvel’s run on Disney+ so far has resulted in shows of various tones from the quirky Wandavision to the high-action octane of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier to the dark fantasy Moon Knight.

In our conversation with Ms. Marvel’s co-creator and executive producer Sana Amanat, the discussion briefly turned to the Man Without Fear. Amanat, an editor on Mark Waid’s groundbreaking Daredevil run, chimed in on whether a brighter, more upbeat Matt Murdock was adaptable in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I don’t see why not! Mark Waid’s run was pretty seminal. We’ve never seen that kind of story and I love the spin on that and it was such an unexpected take on the character. In the same way, I wouldn’t be surprised if they did something like that in the MCU. Why not? We like to take risks and this is the fun part of exploring multiple stories. So maybe.

Sana Amanat

Contrary to what the Netflix shows and Miller/Bendis comics have established, Daredevil was, at several points in his 50-year publication history, a bright swashbuckling hero. His most recent outing as the upbeat, swashbuckler was Waid’s 2013 run. Waid’s work along with artist Chris Samnee, won several prestigious awards for their unique, distinguished take on the character as they took Matt Murdock to places he’d never been in and fought foes he’d never crossed in a long time. And given the MCU’s knack for doing the unexpected, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them take a bolder direction for the Man Without Fear.

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