Daredevil Isn’t a ‘Different Character’ in Disney+ Series
With Charlie Cox stepping back into the role of Daredevil for his upcoming Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again, many fans are wondering if it’ll be a different version of the character that he played for several years on Netflix.
In a recent interview with iNews, Cox was asked about this and said that he doesn’t think that his character in the upcoming show will be a new version or different character. Instead, Cox said, it’ll be a Matt Murdock who is going through a “different period” of his life.
“I don’t think it’s a different character,” said Cox. “I just think it’s maybe a different period of his life. I don’t think my interpretation will change — they hired the same actor. We’re saying this is a whole new … era, or variant?” He pauses for a moment. “I haven’t read the scripts, so I don’t know. But like, it’s part of the multiverse?”
Cox credits the new way to play Murdock thanks to his brief cameo appearance in the Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. According to Cox, the goofier tone of She-Hulk gave him a new perspective on the character of Daredevil, one that he anticipates will makes its way into Born Again.
“The only way I’ll change is if, tonally, the show is very different, I don’t think anyone should read into the name as to the kind of stories that we’re going to tell,” Cox said on the show’s name, which is a reference to one of the more iconic comic stories in Daredevil’s history.
Daredevil: Born Again hails from head writers Matt Corman and Chris Ord, who will also serve as executive producers along with Kevin Feige. The series will stream on Disney+ in the spring of 2024.