One of the most talked about upcoming MCU projects is ‘Daredevil: Born Again.’ The show received plenty of hype as soon as its early development was announced, but shock soon followed when fans realized that the show wouldn’t be a continuation of Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ show; it was instead meant to be a soft reboot. Fans were also quite disappointed to learn that the show would feature quite a number of episodes where Daredevil does not suit up at all. The show was supposed to go in the direction of legal drama, focusing on Daredevil’s life after he drops his vigilante mantle, trying to put his past behind him, just like Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin.
The fact that Karen & Foggy weren’t meant to return to the series was also a devastating blow to the fans who have grown to love characters who were such an important part of Daredevil’s character growth. Then, the announcement came that the studio was scrapping the current show due to being “a bit boring” and moving in a different direction altogether, embracing the comic-faithful version of the character. Much of what was already filmed will be used, but much of the story’s elements will also be created again from scratch.
Benson and Moorhead are set to direct the final episodes of the first season, though the exact number remains uncertain. Corman and Ord will take on the roles of executive producers. Marvel is revamping its television series production, shifting to a more traditional approach with showrunners, pilots, and series bibles. This marks a departure from the previous method, where shows were created similarly to movies.
Then, just a few days ago, confirmation came that the show will feature both Karen & Foggy, which is undoubtedly a product of a changed storyline. According to InSneider Newsletter not only will Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson return for their respective roles, but there are also some speculations regarding how their absence was supposed to be explained in ‘Daredevil: Born Again.’ They would allegedly die sometime between the Season 3 of Netflix’s show and ‘Daredevil: Born Again.’
A while back, a source from Marvel Studios came out to claim that Deborah Ann Woll wasn’t even in consideration to join the original ‘Daredevil: Born Again’, which angered many fans. In any case, fans are welcoming Karen and Foggy with open arms back to the show, considering that both brought top-notch performances on the Netflix show.
‘Daredevil: Born Again’ is set to premiere on Disney+ in 2025, featuring 18 episodes divided into two halves. The release is expected to be in January 2025, with the series initially planned for early 2024 but delayed due to filming challenges during industry strikes. It is part of Phase Five of the MCU.
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