Vincent D’Onofrio assured fans recently that Marvel Studios’ 2024 Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again, starring D’Onofrio and Charlie Cox, will be staying true to the core violent nature that the Netflix adaptation included, which many fans were worried the reboot would lose.
When talking to NewsWeek.com about the new Daredevil series that is currently in production, D’Onofrio provided a reassuring update that the now Disney-owned franchise will be staying true to the original tones seen during the Netflix days of Cox’s Daredevil.
How ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ Compares To Netflix Version
Daredevil fans have been sharing concerns online since the reboot was announced, with worries shared that the new series won’t be able to live up to the original Netflix adaptation due to Disney’s differences from the streaming platform’s storytelling.
When discussing how the MCU rebooted version of the show compares in terms of violence to the original Netflix adaptation, D’Onofrio had the following to say about the comparison, plus the fan’s concerns:
“It was a concern of mine too because the Netflix show was so raw and brutal, you know?” D’Onofrio said. “But then I started to look at what Marvel’s been doing lately with their series, and the direction that they want to go in.”
“All I can say […] is that if you look at the most brutal stuff that Marvel is doing, which is few and far between but it’s there, it will be there for us too.”
D’Onofrio went on to talk about how fans of the original Daredevil show loved how the violence was executed within the overall story, explaining that the series wasn’t just violent to be violent:
“I think one of the things that the fans loved with the original show was that it wasn’t just violence to be violent. It was, at times, a bit shocking to see but it was all based in emotional stuff, from Charlie’s part and mine. These are two very emotional characters caught up in this life of theirs, so it will answer all of that for the fans.”
“But it’s a long game, this series, and for actors that’s so much fun because you get to plan out and bring it.”
Daredevil: Born Again will be premiering on Disney+ sometime in 2024.