Rumors: ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ & ‘Marvel Zombies’ Will Be Released as “Spotlight” Shows

Rumors Daredevil Born Again Marvel Zombies Will Be Released as Spotlight Shows
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The MCU has an abundance of projects lined up for the next few years. Given the interconnected nature of these projects, fans are increasingly perceiving it as a challenging endeavor akin to homework, involving the tracking of numerous movies and a couple of Disney+ series to fully grasp references, post-credit scenes, and the current movie’s plot. While this approach was effective when the MCU was centered around a few characters with only a couple of movies, the expansion with multiple superhero teams, new characters, and intricate plots has resulted in a continually expanding homework load.

To address this, the ‘Marvel Spotlight’ initiative was introduced. When a series is released under the “Spotlight” banner, it signifies a grounded, character-driven, and, most importantly, standalone approach. It may not be directly connected to the broader MCU, or at the very least, viewers do not need to watch other shows or movies to comprehend the narrative.

The inaugural project under the “Spotlight” banner was ‘Echo,’ which chronicles the journey of Maya Lopez, the antagonist from the ‘Hawkeye’ series, as she seeks redemption and reconciliation with her family and heritage. While the concept of “Spotlight” sounds promising in theory, its practical execution felt somewhat false, as ‘Echo’ still made numerous references to both the ‘Daredevil’ series on Netflix (which ran for three seasons) and the ‘Hawkeye’ show.

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We’ve been aware of additional “Spotlight” shows in development, with ‘Wonder Man’ being a notable example. Vincent D’Onofrio has suggested that ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ will also fall under the “Spotlight” banner, a claim supported by U.S. Copyright Office filings. Now, according to Alex Perez of Cosmic Circus, ‘Marvel Zombies’ is also set to be a “Spotlight” show alongside ‘Daredevil: Born Again.’

Despite this, some fans argue that ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ cannot truly stand-alone, given its status as a sequel to ‘The Defenders’ Saga and a prequel to at least one upcoming movie. On the other hand, ‘Marvel Zombies’ already stands as a relatively standalone show, stemming from the ‘What If…?’ animated series and somewhat breaking from established canon.

Details about the plot of ‘Marvel Zombies’ remain largely unknown, as the series won’t directly adapt the famous ‘Zombies’ storyline but will carve its own unique path, drawing inspiration from the premise. Comprising four episodes, the show is slated for a 2024 release.

Curious about other potential additions to the “Spotlight” banner? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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