‘Daredevil: Born Again’ is one of the most anticipated Marvel Studios releases so far. Recently, news hit that due to the recent strikes, the production faced several delays, meaning that the show has been postponed yet again.
Although not officially confirmed, the listing implies a year-long wait for fans. Originally slated for early 2024, the series was removed from the schedule due to strikes by WGA and SAG-AFTRA. While the WGA strike has ended, the SAG-AFTRA strike persists, pushing the potential release to 2025 at the earliest. Filming began in March but halted in June, and with an ambitious 18-episode season, production delay is evident.
Yet another disappointing rumor came from CanWeGetSomeToast on X, as the production listing also implies that there will be some episodes where Daredevil will not suit up at all.
The synopsis hints at a reunion between Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk, exploring their attempts to move beyond their alter-egos.
While some fans of the show praise the change of narrative and exploring Matt’s character beyond his Daredevil persona, some imply that this most likely means a higher likelihood of filler episodes. This is just one of many disappointing news related to the show. ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ is expected to be more of a soft reboot than a direct continuation of the original series, omitting characters like Foggy Nelson and Karen Page. The upcoming series sees Matt Murdock, played by Charlie Cox, establishing a new law firm with Nikki M. James as Kirsten McDuffie, named ‘Murdock & Associates.’
This echoes the original series where Murdock and Foggy founded ‘Nelson and Murdock.’ The absence of certain characters aligns with the narrative, and the show will delve into Murdock’s dual life as a lawyer and vigilante. Notably, both Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are reprising their roles in various Marvel projects following the original series’ conclusion. So, the current makes sense.
‘Daredevil: Born Again’ is now expected to arrive in early 2025, but in the meantime, fans can watch the original Daredevil series on Disney+.