O glorious day! It looks like “The Man Without Fear” will finally be returning to our screens in the near future, with Variety reporting that a brand new Daredevil series is currently underway on Disney Plus.
According to the report, the new Daredevil series will be written and executive produced by Matt Corman and Chris Ord, known for their work on shows such as Covert Affairs and Containment, though the duo’s representation declined to comment on the matter.
Marvel’s Daredevil already enjoyed three successful seasons on Netflix before being unceremoniously canceled in 2018 along with all of the streaming giant’s other Marvel shows at the time.
As for this new series, actor Charlie Cox is set to reprise his role as Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer who moonlights as vigilante brawler Daredevil, as is Vincent D’Onofrio, who played the villain. crime lord Wilson Fisk, better known as Kingpin. .
Daredevil in the MCU: What to expect
Although Netflix’s Marvel Adventures have always taken place alongside the Marvel Cinematic Universe, its characters never really crossed over into the MCU proper until the arrival of Kingpin in the first season of Hawkeye. This was followed almost immediately by Matt Murdock’s brief appearance as Peter Parker’s attorney in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Rumors of a new Daredevil series on Disney Plus began to surface soon after, with Cox himself stating that he wanted a rematch of Daredevil and Wilson Fisk in the MCU.
If Variety’s report is to be believed (and it probably should be, given how reliable the long-running publication is), Cox will surely get his chance to don Daredevil’s garb and resume his criminal duties.
That said, we suspect Disney’s version of Daredevil will be far less violent and brutal than the one that debuted on Netflix, to Hawkeye’s far less menacing take on the Kingpin character (who was seen for the last time wearing a goofy white suit and Hawaiian shirt jumpsuit).
In truth, that strikes us as a reasonable compromise – it’s entirely possible for Daredevil to engage in brilliantly staged fight scenes without reveling in blood and guts, and softening the character will allow him to interact. easier with other MCU heroes – could Matt Murdock team up with fellow lawyer She-Hulk on a case? It seems likely!
Plus, it would also open up the show’s creators to Daredevil comics outside of the usual Frank Miller/Brian Michael Bendis orbit, like Mark Waid’s utterly fantastical 2011-2014 series, which had a lot of tone. closer to what we’ve seen from the MCU.
That said, nothing has been confirmed at this point, so we’ll have to wait for Marvel or Disney to make an official announcement. In the meantime, you can stream the first three seasons of the previous series Daredevil on Disney Plus right now. Not a Disney Plus subscriber? You can register now by clicking on one of the options below.