Daredevil: Born Again is a series that has been eagerly awaited by fans of the original comic books and those who have come to love the character through his appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The story promises to deliver the gritty, action-packed thrills that have made the character so beloved over the years.
Who is Daredevil?
Daredevil is a fictional superhero character from Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, with input from Jack Kirby, and first appeared in Daredevil #1 in April 1964.
Daredevil is the alter ego of Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who uses his heightened senses and martial arts skills to fight crime as the masked vigilante.
The many faces of Daredevil: From comics to Netflix
The Daredevil character has been featured in numerous comic book series, as well as in various television shows, films and videogames. One of the most popular adaptations of Daredevil is the Netflix original series of the same name, which premiered in April 2015 and ran for three seasons.
The series follows the story of Matt Murdock (played by Charlie Cox), a blind lawyer who moonlights as the vigilante Daredevil in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.
Daredevil season 1 and 2
The first season of Daredevil sees Matt Murdock taking on the criminal underworld of Hell’s Kitchen, including the powerful crime boss Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio). The second season introduces new characters such as The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Elektra (Élodie Yung) while exploring the consequences of Matt’s vigilantism in his personal and professional life.
Daredevil season 3
The third and final season of the series delves deeper into the psychological and emotional toll that Matt’s double life as a lawyer and vigilante has taken on him, as well as his relationships with his friends and allies. The series has been praised for its realistic portrayal of disability, its complex characters and themes and its impressive fight scenes and choreography.
How Daredevil season 3 ended
The third season of Netflix’s Daredevil ended with Wilson Fisk being brought down by Matt Murdock, Karen Page and others. Fisk agreed to return to prison in exchange for Matt not exposing Fisk’s wife Vanessa’s, involvement in the death of a federal agent.
Benjamin Dex Poindexter was left paralyzed after turning on Fisk.
The Return of Charlie Cox as Daredevil
After eight years since the original Daredevil series dropped, Charlie Cox will be reprising his role as Matt Murdock in his own show, Daredevil: Born Again. Cox recently returned as the character in Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
The Punisher and Kingpin return
Fans were thrilled to learn that Jon Bernthal will return as The Punisher, alongside Vincent D’Onofrio who will reprise his role as Kingpin/Wilson Fisk. This will be Bernthal’s first appearance as The Punisher since his Netflix series ended in 2019.
Other confirmed cast members
Arty Froushan, best known for his role in the hit fantasy series Carnival Row, has officially signed on to join the show. Sandrine Holt, Nikki James, Margarita Levieva and Michael Gandolfini have all been confirmed for Daredevil: Born Again, but their roles have yet to be revealed.
Potential returns for other characters
Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa Marianna-Fisk), Stephen Rider (Blake Tower), Joanne Whalley (Sister Maggie Grace), Wilson Bethel (Benjamin ‘Dex’ Poindexter) and possibly Elodie Yung (Elektra Natchios) could also make a return in the new series.
Daredevil: Born Again – The story and release date
“The series will consist of 18 episodes, as confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, and will be part of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Five.” The release date is set for spring 2024, with the show available exclusively on Disney Plus.
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