Charlie Cox Explains How the ‘Daredevil’ Tone Will Change Due to Disney+ Move: ‘There Must Be a Reincarnation’

The original Daredevil series aired on Netflix, but star Charlie Cox teased that his new series, Daredevil: Born Again, “has to be different” from the original because of its new home on Disney+.

Daredevil fans can expect a sort of rebirth as the beloved series transitions to a new streaming home.

Drew Goddard’s popular Marvel Comics series aired its first three seasons on Netflix from 2015 to 2018. However, the show was canceled in November 2018.

The series is now being resurrected on Disney+ as Daredevil: Born Again. Charlie Cox, who plays Matt Murdock/Daredevil, has revealed details about the upcoming show.

This has to be a reincarnation, it has to be different,” said Cox to NME. “Otherwise why are we doing it?”

Cox’s titular character was recently seen in an episode of She-Hulk, in which Murdock hooks up with Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk.

Cox’s Murdock on She-Hulk was different from what Daredevil fans were used to seeing because he was “quick-witted and funny, charismatic and carefree at times,” according to the actor. Cox believes that there will be similarities and differences between Daredevil: Born Again and the brooding character fans are accustomed to.

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“In my opinion, this character works best when aimed at a slightly more mature audience,” he says. “My instinct is that it will be dark on Disney+, but probably not as gory.”

“I would say to those people, we’ve done that,” Cox said. Fans are hoping to see Murdock/story Daredevil continue from the original series.

“Let’s take what worked well, but can we broaden?” he asked. “Can we appeal to a slightly younger audience without losing sight of what works?”

Daredevil: Born Again is set to debut in 2024.

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