‘She-Hulk’ Head Writer Teases Series’ “Lighter” Take On Daredevil: “People Have Already Seen A Version Who Is Very Dramatic, Dark, Brooding”
She-Hulk head writer Jessica Gao has confirmed that audiences will see “a lighter side” of Daredevil when he makes his in-costume MCU debut
In case there was ever any doubt that Daredevil’s character would make it through his jump from Netflix to Disney Plus unscathed, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law series creator and head writer Jessica Gao has confirmed that audiences will see “a lighter side” of The Man Without Fear when he makes his in-costume MCU debut.
Gao revealed that Hornhead’s personality would echo his new, original-comic-book-costume-inspired yellow suit during an August 12th interview with The Direct’s Pamela Gores given in promotion of She-Hulk’s premiere.
Turning to the subject of Daredevil at the behest of Gore, Gao began speaking to his upcoming cameo with the sparkling recollection that she and the rest of the show’s production team “Well, first of all, we were shocked that we were able to use him.”
“Like, when we first heard that he was on the table, I mean, we couldn’t believe it,” she exclaimed. “We kept thinking like, ’Okay, at some point, someone’s gonna say ‘Just kidding.‘’ Like, ‘It’s a cruel joke, and you actually can’t have him.’ And it just kept going and kept going.”
After briefly noting that Matt Murdock actor Charlie Cox was “so wonderful and so game to do whatever, and he’s such a wonderful actor, and a wonderful human being,” Gao then revealed that “What was so fun about bringing him and Daredevil into our world is that people have already seen a Daredevil who is very dramatic, little bit on the heavy side, very dark, brooding.”
“And it was so fun to be able to do–and we do this with every character cameo from the MCU–is we take them from the environment that you know them from, which is a much more dramatic and action-oriented role, much more on the serious side, and we bring them into our world and they get to play in the tone of She-Hulk,” Gao explained to Gores. “And they got to explore and we get to see a lighter side of that character.”
Following his confirmed appearance in She-Hulk, Daredevil will continue his adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the recently announced Disney Plus reboot of his series, Daredevil: Born Again – and, if a resume credit for Marvel team costume designer Stacy Caballero is to be believed, the Echo solo series.
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However, whether or not either of these outings will return the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen to a tone closer to his original Netflix incarnation, or if he’ll remain a permanent member of the Marvel quip machine following his team-up with the Jade Giantess, ultimately remains to be seen.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law hits Disney Plus on August 18th.