There is no greater debate in our time than whether or not the Netflix Daredevil series should be considered MCU canon. While stars Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio have reprised their respective roles from the series, Cox in particular has been very firm on the fact that Daredevil: Born Again will not be Season 4 of Daredevil but rather a “whole new deal.”
For his part, D’Onofrio has given far murkier answers to the question of Daredevil’s canonicity, explaining on more than one occasion that he’s playing the same character he did in the Netflix series…until now. In an interview with Comic Book’s Adam Barnhardt, D’Onofrio now says Born Again is NOT the same show as the Netflix series.
“I think it’s definitely a new show. It’s not the Netflix show. It’s definitely a new show,” said D’Onofrio. “I mean, all I can say is that Charlie [Cox] and I are not bored. We are having a great time. We have a great cast, and I think everybody else is having a great time too,” he continued. D’Onofrio praised both his co-star and the direction of the show before returning to the question at hand and saying, “I’m trying to skirt around specifics, but I can only say that it is a different show and it feels like a different show.“
Nobody is foolish enough to presume that D’Onofrio’s comments will convince the “Netflix is canon” crew to change those tune. In fact, even if the opening scroll of Born Again claimed the events of the Netflix show were unrelated to it, the great debate would still rage on…which makes the writing of this article a questionable use of time.
Source: Comic Book