Everything We Know So Far About ‘Daredevil: Born Again’: Plot, Cast, and Release Date

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‘Daredevil: Born Again’ has become a highly-discussed upcoming MCU project, fueled by both fan excitement and its tumultuous production journey, marked by challenges like the SAG-AFTRA strike and creative disagreements between showrunners and the studio.

Despite these obstacles, the show persevered through development, undergoing reshoots and revealing glimpses of the story and cast through set photos. In light of these developments, we’ve put together a detailed guide on ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ to provide insight into what viewers can anticipate from the upcoming series.

The show was planned as a soft reboot

Initially, the upcoming show was presented as a soft reboot of the Netflix series. Matt Murdock was set to establish a new law firm, leaving his old life behind. In the post-credits scenes of ‘Echo,’ it was hinted that Kingpin has ambitions to run for mayor of New York, a role he will likely succeed in, as earlier drafts of the story indicated both him and Matt moving forward.

At some point in the series, Kingpin will reportedly fund an anti-vigilante task force, which is expected to come into conflict with Daredevil and other street-level heroes. While Muse is rumored to be the main villain of the show.

In earlier drafts of the show, Foggy and Karen were not initially included, but they were eventually reintroduced to the set. However, rumors persist that one of them may meet their demise during the series. Initially, plans entailed both characters meeting their end between the events of Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Daredevil: Born Again.’

Punisher is also set to play a significant role in the storyline, with some set leaks showing him engaged in battles with White Tiger and even aiding Matt at certain points. Despite being marketed as a reboot, recent set leaks suggest that the show will strive to maintain continuity with Netflix’s production as much as possible. The release of ‘Echo’ and subsequent events within the MCU, in the context of ‘Born Again,’ have led to the incorporation of Netflix’s Defenders saga into the canon, a decision that underwent multiple revisions.

In Disney’s exclusive showcase, they unveiled a brief teaser clip. The footage features Matt Murdock suiting up as Daredevil, remarking on the adversarial nature of New York’s system. Concluding with a swift action scene, Murdock responds to a question about his legal prowess with a confident retort, fittingly adjusting his trademark glasses.

According to new reports from those involved in the production, the show is being compared to Marvel’s ‘X-men 97’ for how it honors and builds upon the original material while elevating it to new heights. Additionally, it will feature a one-take hallway scene, reminiscent of the one from Netflix’s ‘Daredevil.’

The core cast of ‘Born Again’ remains largely unchanged from the Netflix series

Most of the main cast will be returning, joined by a few new additions.

Cast List:

  1. Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil
  2. Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin
  3. Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle / Punisher
  4. Margarita Levieva as Heather Glenn
  5. Michael Gandolfini as Daniel Blade
  6. Genneya Walton as BB Urich
  7. Arty Froushan as Buck Cashman
  8. Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
  9. Elden Henson as Franklin “Foggy” Nelson
  10. Wilson Bethel as Benjamin “Dex” Poindexter
  11. Jeremy Earl as Cole North
  12. Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna-Fisk

Lou Taylor Pucci has been added to the cast in an undisclosed role. Prior to the creative revisions of the series, Nikki M. James was lined up to portray Kirsten McDuffie, Clark Johnson was cast as Cherry, and Zabryna Guevara was set to play Sheila Rivera. Additionally, Michael Gaston, Marc Geller, and Harris Yulin were previously attached to the project.

The show has not been assigned a specific release date yet

‘Daredevil: Born Again’ will be released in March/Spring 2025, and it will be 9 episodes long. It will be part of Phase Five of the MCU.

In late September, Marvel Studios implemented a major overhaul of the series, leading to the removal of Corman, Ord, and the initial directors. Subsequently, Scardapane, Benson, and Moorhead were brought on board in the following month. The approach shifted towards a serialized format closely tied to the Netflix series. Filming recommenced in January 2024 and wrapped up in April.

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