Things are starting to heat up ahead of the holidays for Daredevil: Born Again. Following the news that Michael Gandolfini’s role in the upcoming streaming series was confirmed, insider Daniel RPK has shared word that Colin Woodell (The Flight Attendant, The Purge) has joined the series as a yet unidentified villain.
Woodell’s character looks to be set for just a portion of the 18-episode series but is also set to play a fairly significant role. Described as “intense and inscrutable”, it’s possible that Woodell could be portraying Muse, a serial killer who uses his victims’ blood and body parts to create art. The character was first introduced in Charles Soule’s run on Daredevil, which is believed to be one source of inspiration for Daredevil: Born Again.
Muse would make for a fascinating villain in Born Again should they do a little maneuvering with the origins of his powers. In the comics, Muse is a bit of a sensory black hole and thus becomes incredibly hard for Daredevil to pinpoint early on. Should Marvel Studios be so inclined, they could potentially tie the origin of Muse’s powers to Daredevil’s. Star Charlie Cox has teased the potential for Born Again to retell the origin story of the hero and tying Muse’s origin to it might be one reason to do so.
Daredevil: Born Again is tentatively set to stream on Disney Plus in 2024.