A few weeks ago, we informed you that Marvel had decided to replace the writers and directors of the upcoming Disney+ series “Daredevil: Born Again.” Today, we’ve learned who will fill these vacancies. As it turns out, the new showrunner for the series is Dario Scardapane (“The Punisher,” “Jack Ryan”). Behind the camera, the duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, known for their work on “Loki” and “Moon Knight,” will take the helm.
“Daredevil: Born Again” gets a redo
Before writer and actor strikes completely paralyzed the dream factory, Marvel managed to shoot less than half of the 18 episodes of the new “Daredevil.” After reviewing the recorded material, the studio’s leadership concluded that the project needed drastic revisions. The previous lead writers of the series, Chris Ord and Matt Corman, lost their positions, but they will still be credited as executive producers in the closing credits. The directors of the episodes that hadn’t been filmed yet also said their goodbyes.
Marvel reportedly intends to use some of the already shot scenes, but the overall direction of the series is set to change. “Daredevil” will transform from a procedural format into a multi-episode narrative.
Who is Daredevil?
Daredevil is a Marvel Comics superhero created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. Blind since childhood, he possesses extraordinary sensory abilities. As a resident of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, he fights injustice in the courtroom by day and transforms into the masked superhero known as Daredevil by night. Among his greatest foes are Kingpin and Bullseye. In the 2003 film “Daredevil,” the character was portrayed by Ben Affleck.
“Daredevil,” starring Charlie Cox in the lead role, was one of the titles in Marvel’s mini-universe created for the Netflix platform. It ran for three seasons and was well-received by both critics and viewers. Many fans hoped for a fourth season, but unfortunately, in late 2018, the platform announced its cancellation. A few months later, the mini-universe was discontinued.
However, Marvel did not forget about Daredevil. The blind lawyer played by Cox briefly appeared in the blockbuster “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and then in “She-Hulk.” His nemesis, Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), made a cameo in “Hawkeye.” The superhero and the gangster will also feature in the “Hawkeye” spin-off, “Echo.”