A few weeks ago, we informed you that Marvel had decided to replace the writers and directors of the Disney+ series “Daredevil: Born Again.” Today, we’ve learned who will fill those roles, and as it turns out, they are creators who have had the opportunity to collaborate with the studio before.
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” under revision
Before strikes by screenwriters and actors 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 leadership concluded that the project needed drastic revisions. The previous main writers of the series, Chris Ord and Matt Corman, lost their positions, but they will still be credited as executive producers in the credits. The directors of the yet-to-be-filmed episodes also bid farewell to their work.
Reportedly, Marvel plans 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. He lost his sight in childhood but possesses exceptionally heightened other senses. As a resident of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, he fights injustice in the courtroom during the day and transforms into the masked superhero known as Daredevil at night. Among his greatest adversaries are Kingpin and Bullseye. In the 2003 film “Daredevil,” the character was portrayed by Ben Affleck.
“Daredevil” with Charlie Cox in the lead role was one of the titles in Marvel’s mini-universe created for the Netflix platform. It had three seasons and was well-received by both critics and viewers. Many fans had hoped for a fourth season, but unfortunately, the platform announced its cancellation at the end of 2018. A few months later, the mini-universe was disbanded.
However, Marvel didn’t forget about Daredevil. Played by Cox, the blind lawyer made a brief appearance in the blockbuster “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and later in “She-Hulk.” Meanwhile, his nemesis Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) had a cameo in “Hawkeye.” The superhero and the gangster will also appear in the “Hawkeye” spin-off series “Echo.”