Marvel Executive Draws Comparisons Between ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ and ‘X-Men ’97’: “It’s no longer enough to try to murder each other”

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‘Daredevil: Born Again’ emerges as a highly anticipated project in the MCU. Originally conceived as a full reboot of Netflix’s ‘Daredevil,’ which enjoyed three seasons, initial feedback led to substantial revisions nearly scrapping the first version.

Now, ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ charts a fresh course, resembling more of a continuation of Netflix’s series with many original cast members returning. Notably, Foggy and Karen are set to reprise their roles after being excluded from the initial concept.

During a recent episode of The Official Marvel Podcast, Brad Winderbaum, a Marvel Studios executive, discussed ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ and its revitalization within Marvel Studios. He characterized the project as a true “rebirth” for the studio.

Brad drew parallels between the show and the successful revival of the classic animated series ‘X-Men ’97,’ hinting at heightened stakes for Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin.

Daredevil is incredible. It’s similar in some ways to X-Men ’97 because it’s reviving something that the fans love, but it’s taking it in a new direction.

The upcoming project will heavily center on political conflicts. As revealed in the ‘Echo’ post-credit scene, Fisk will enter the New York mayoral race. Leaks and set costumes indicate he will also organize and fund an anti-vigilante task force to combat street-level superheroes.

Matt and Wilson have changed, and their characters are going to collide in ways we’ve never seen before, it’s no longer enough to try to murder each other. There’s a whole game of politics at play.

‘Daredevil: Born Again’ is scheduled for release in March or Spring 2025, spanning 9 episodes integrated into Phase Five of the MCU. Rumors suggest that filming for Part 2 of the show will commence in fall 2024.

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