Daredevil in the Marvel Cinematic Universe used to be a dream for geeks worldwide, until the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home when we saw Matt Murdock give Peter advice on his legal troubles. The Man Without Fear got his first taste of MCU action in the 2021 series She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, which was drastically different (tonally) from the last show he appeared in.
Charlie said that he doesn’t “think it’s a different character”, and that the series focuses on a “different period of his life”. He reaffirmed that he hasn’t read the scripts for the show yet.
“I don’t think it’s a different character. I just think it’s maybe a different period of his life. I don’t think my interpretation will change – they hired the same actor. We’re saying this is a whole new… era, or variant?” He pauses for a moment. “I haven’t read the scripts, so I don’t know. But like, it’s part of the multiverse?”
Charlie doesn’t expect Matt’s personality to change a lot between Daredevil Season 3 and Daredevil: Born Again. The show’s name is taken from Frank Miller’s run of the Daredevil comics, but don’t expect it to be a 1:1 representation of the run.
“The only way I’ll change is if, tonally, the show is very different.” The series shares a name with a Daredevil comic series, but Cox thinks it was likely chosen to be on-the-nose. “I don’t think anyone should read into the name as to the kind of stories that we’re going to tell.”
Daredevil: Born Again debuts on Disney+ in Summer 2024.