Charlie Cox Confirms ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ Will Attempt To “Appeal To A Slightly Younger Audience”
'Daredevil: Born Again' star Charlie Cox has confirmed that the upcoming Disney Plus series will Disney-ify the Devil of Hell's Kitchen.
Much to the dismay of the very few fans who were still holding out hope that The Man Without Fear would survive his jump to the Marvel Cinematic Universe without being ‘Disney-ified’, Matt Murdock actor Charlie Cox has confirmed that rather than continue in spirit from his original Netflix series, Disney Plus’ upcoming Daredevil: Born Again will attempt to “appeal to a slightly younger audience without losing what we’ve learned about what works.”
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The Spider-Man: No Way Home actor spoke to his future as the Devil’s of Hell Kitchen during a recent interview given to NME in promotion of his upcoming Netflix spy-thriller series, Treason.
Sharing his excitement in returning to the role of Daredevil for Disney Plus, Cox explained to NME’s Olly Richards that though Born Again may share some actors with Netflix’s Daredevil, it would present a take on the character different from the one that fans have come to know and love.
“This has to be a reincarnation, it has to be different, otherwise why are we doing it?” said Cox.
Noting that the widely-panned version of Daredevil seen in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was more “quick-witted and funny and charismatic and carefree at times”, Cox then admitted, “My opinion is this character works best when he’s geared towards a slightly more mature audience. My instinct is that on Disney+ it will be dark but it probably won’t be as gory.”
In light of this prediction, Olly asked Cox if he had any words for the many fans who found themselves disappointed by the lighter tone Born Again is reportedly taking.
“I would say to those people, we’ve done that,” replied the actor. “Let’s take the things that really worked, but can we broaden? Can we appeal to a slightly younger audience without losing what we’ve learned about what works?”
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Wrapping up his thoughts on his return to the red tights (hopefully – word is still out on whether he’ll get a new suit or retain his ‘original color homage’ outfit from She-Hulk), Cox revealed that while he knows that the series will “start shooting in February 2023 and finish in December”, he is unaware of any details regarding its plots, scripts, or characterizations.
Though this is the first time that Cox has offered insight into Daredevil’s upcoming change in character, the actor has previously suggested that Daredevil: Born Again will be a completely show from what many fans were hoping for.
“It is a Season 1, it is not Season 4, so it is a whole new thing,” said Cox during the 2022 D23 Expo. ” Which I think is the way to go. If you are going to do it again, do it differently.”
“I don’t know anything. I haven’t seen a script,” he added. “My feeling is, based on the title ‘Born Again,’ I think that the sense is it is a new beginning, it is going to be different, it is going to be totally different. It is going to be new stories, and new ideas.”
As note above, Daredevil: Born Again begins shooting in February 2023.
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