Daredevil: Born Again | Marvel wants to get as far away from the Netflix series as possible, reveals stuntman Charlie Cox
The Daredevil reboot on Disney+ has generated as much excitement as concern among fans of the acclaimed Netflix original series. Despite the confirmed return of Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin, Marvel Studios has made it clear that the reboot, titled Daredevil: Born Again, will be “very different” from the previous series.
However, these reboot decisions have been the subject of criticism from Chris Brewster, Cox’s stunt double on Daredevil (93%).
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In a recent interview on the Ikuzo Unscripted podcast (via The Direct), Brewster expressed his thoughts on the Daredevil reboot on Disney+. According to her statements, she assured that Marvel Studios does not want Daredevil: Born Again to be anything like the Netflix series, which means that no members of the original team, apart from the confirmed cast, will return. Brewster views this decision as a “big mistake” and believes that notable members of the team contributed to the magic of the original series.
“They really don’t want it to be like Netflix’s Daredevil. So no one who worked on the original series, other than the cast they’re bringing back, will be returning. There were really wonderful members who participated in that show and added to the magic of that production. I think Marvel is making a big mistake, but what are you going to do about it?”
While Brewster expressed his disagreement with Marvel Studios’ decisions, he also acknowledged that it’s probably too late to change the direction of the reboot. In his words, Marvel Studios informed everyone who worked on the original series about their intention to make this show something different. Despite his love for Netflix’s Daredevil, Brewster accepts that the reboot will have its own approach and style.
Marvel Studios seeks to make a clear difference between Daredevil: Born Again and previous seasons of the Netflix series
Despite the admiration for the original series, Marvel Studios has chosen to move forward with a renewed approach to Daredevil on Disney+. This means leaving Chris Brewster and the Netflix team behind for a different style of movement and combat, possibly with more stunts involved. Marvel Studios seeks to make a clear difference between Daredevil: Born Again and previous seasons of the Netflix series.
While it’s understandable that Brewster may be disappointed not to be part of the reboot, it’s important to remember that Marvel Studios has its own reasons and vision for the future of Daredevil on Disney+. Led by Justin Eaten, responsible for being the stunt double for some Marvel characters (participating in productions such as Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (89%), The Punisher, among others), the studio seeks to offer a fresh and unique experience for the spectators through new choreographies and visual spectacles. In addition, new aspects of the character and his history will be explored that, perhaps, had not been seen with Netflix.
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Daredevil: Born Again is set for release on Disney+ in spring 2024. However, production is currently on hold due to the writer’s strike in the United States. As the release date draws closer, fans will be watching for news about the reboot and hoping that Marvel Studios manages to wow them once again with its fresh take on Daredevil.