Daredevil will not become a Slapstick Marvel character, assures Charlie Cox

It has now been confirmed that Charlie Cox will return to Daredevil: Born Again, with the actor and character set to fully join the MCU. The news has left some fans worried about how the character will be portrayed, with many fearing The Man Without Fear is getting way too comedic. Well, talk with Variety Charlie Cox assured fans that Daredevil wouldn’t get slapstick… although there could be a lot more levity.

“I don’t think it would work. Not in our entire season. Not with this character. I don’t think that’s necessarily truthful enough for it to really work. »

Appearing on D23, Cox said that Daredevil: Born Again won’t go the sitcom route of She-Hulk : attorney at law. The actor hinted that the Disney+ series’ soft reboot would retain some of the same darkness as the Netflix show, while adding that there was still room for a few laughs.

“There are a lot of comics, Daredevil comics, there are a lot of series where there is levity. There is lightness. There is pleasure. And I think with 18 episodes you have time to do a bit of both. »

Marvel fans will get a little more Daredevil action on a lighter tone in She-Hulk: attorney at law, which finds Charlie Cox reprising the role of Matt Murdock and thus joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although we don’t yet know just how large Cox’s role as She-Hulk: attorney of law will be, we know he’ll don a red and yellow costume while working alongside She-Hulk to solve a case.

Daredevil: Born Again Will be a reboot rather than a fourth season

Following his appearance in She-Hulk: attorney at law well as an expected performance in the Disney+ series Echo, Charlie Cox will lead his own Disney+ series. Title Daredevil: Born Again, the actor revealed several new details regarding the series, including that it will be something new rather than a season 4 of the popular Netflix series. “It’s a season 1, it’s not a season 4, so it’s a whole new thing,” Cox explained to D23 Expo. “Which I think is the way to go. If you have to do it again, do it differently. »

Cox also explained the meaning of the title, revealing that it doesn’t mean that Daredevil: Born Again will adapt the 1986 comic book story arc by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli. “I don’t think that means we’re going to tell Frank Miller’s story from Born Again in the comics,” he said. “I don’t think it means that. I think it’s – you know we did the [Netflix] show, it’s over, the years have passed, and we’re doing another show. It’s a perfect title.

Daredevil: Born Again will consist of 18 episodes, far more than Netflix or Disney+ series are usually given, with Charlie Cox hoping to play a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future. “I see him as a key member of the Avengers, imperative to everything they do,” the actor said when asked if the street vigilante would ever fight alongside Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and the rest of the Avengers.

Daredevil: Born Again should be released in the spring of 2024.

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