Release Info, Cast & Everything We Know So Far
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Release Info, Cast & Everything We Know So Far


  • Daredevil: Born Again will feature the return of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, along with other new cast members.
  • The release date for Daredevil: Born Again has been delayed indefinitely.
  • The show may draw inspiration from the “Born Again” comic book arc, exploring Murdock’s personal and professional ruin at the hands of Kingpin.



Details about Daredevil: Born Again, have been revealed, with news about the MCU show’s cast, potential release info, and more being reported. The original Daredevil television series premiered on Netflix in 2015 and followed Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) as he learned to balance his life as a lawyer and as Daredevil. This was followed by two more seasons before being abruptly canceled in 2018 – which came as a surprise, as the show had high viewership and was critically acclaimed. Eventually, the series was brought onto the Disney+ streaming platform as the rights were reverted back to Marvel, which then gave the MCU a chance to create Daredevil: Born Again.

There was clearly a commitment to Cox’s version of Daredevil because Murdock began appearing in MCU properties in small roles, such as Spider-Man: No Way Home. Murdock cameos as both Peter Parker and Happy Hogan’s attorney. The lawyer continued his legal duties in two episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, becoming a romantic interest and friend to Jennifer Walters. Vincent D’Onofrio also reprised his role as Kingpin in the Disney+ series Hawkeye. These cameos have all but ensured that the Daredevil: Born Again cast will feature some interesting appearances, and will be a significant part of the MCU timeline overall.


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Daredevil: Born Again Latest News

The announcements that Daredevil: Born Again will be released in Spring 2024 have seen alterations, removing it from the current MCU release slate. This initially appeared to be the result of the SAG-AFTRA strikes and the subsequent pause put on the show’s production, which explained the indefinite delay of Born Again, but recent updates regarding the series shed light on some more complicated situations that may have also played a part.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the MCU scrapped the first version of Daredevil: Born Again, and fired its main writers as well as the directors for the rest of Born Again season 1. This appears to be in part so that major revisions can be made to the series before its release, as much of the initial creative team for Daredevil: Born Again were let go, with The Punisher show director Dario Scardapane reportedly being the new showrunner for the series.

Ultimately, all of this means the show requires a much longer production process than was estimated prior. With this in mind, an unspecified release date is probably for the best for the series, as it prevents production from being rushed to fit a now potentially impossible window, and ensures the series gets sufficient creation time and has a better chance of living up to the original Daredevil.

Daredevil: Born Again was initially part of the MCU’s Phase 5, suggesting Marvel may try to ensure the series can still release within this window.

Daredevil: Born Again Renewal Confirmed

Matt Murdock with his mask off in Daredevil

With Daredevil’s appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home – and Kingpin appearing in 2021’s Hawkeye – speculation as to whether the Man Without Fear would get a new show arose. While confirmation arrived in May 2022, more information was then released at July 2022 SDCC, where it was announced that the show would be titled Daredevil: Born Again and would be produced by Marvel Studios.

Daredevil: Born Again Cast

kingpin and daredevil during the blip in hawkeye and she-hulk attorney at law

Daredevil: Born Again Cast

Character Being Played In Show

Charlie Cox

Matt Murdock/Daredevil

Vincent D’Onofrio

Wilson Fisk/Kingpin

Elden Henson

Foggy Nelson

Deborah Ann Woll

Karen Page

Jon Bernthal

Frank Castle/The Punisher

Wilson Bethel

Benjamin Poindexter/Bullseye

Sandrine Holt

Vanessa Fisk

Genneya Walton

Undisclosed Role

Margarita Levieva

Undisclosed Role

James Gandolfini

Undisclosed Role

Nikki James

Undisclosed Role

Michael Gaston

Undisclosed Role

Arty Froushan

Undisclosed Role

Harris Yulin

Undisclosed Role

The Daredevil: Born Again cast has many exciting additions, but perhaps none as exciting as its main stars, Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio, who will be returning as Daredevil and Kingpin respectively. The duo are by far the only Netflix show characters shown to be returning in the series, as – after initially appearing to not be in the new show or MCU – Elden Henson and Deborah Ann Woll have also been shown as reprise their roles as Foggy and Karen in the upcoming release.

Marvel’s Netflix show iteration of The Punisher is also set to be reprized by Jon Bernthal, and – in one of the more unexpected cast reveals for Daredevil: Born Again – Wilson Bethel will be returning as Benjamin Poindexter, allowing him to capitalize on the original show’s story, which saw him seemingly become Bullseye in the final leg of the overall series. Though the character of Vanessa Fisk will also be reappearing in the show, she will instead be played by Sadrine Holt, instead of the prior casting which saw Ayelet Zurer play the role during all three seasons of Daredevil.

The new additions to the Daredevil: Born Again cast are also decidedly promising. The son of The Many Saints of Newark and late legendary actor James Gandolfini is also joining Daredevil: Born Again’s cast, and though Michael Gandolfini’s character has yet to be disclosed, his early attachment to the project could mean it’s a significant role.

According to Deadline, Severance‘s Nikki James has also recently been announced as attached to the show in an undisclosed role. Genneya Walton was another addition to the cast in more recent months, with the reports that her character is a journalist leading to theories she’ll be tied to Daredevil‘s Ben Ulrich.

Daredevil: Born Again Plot Details

Matt Murdock grabbing a brick in Spiderman: No Way Home.

According to details from the US Copyright Office – which are not yet confirmed to be entirely and fully accurate and could be subject to change – “Marvel Studios presents “Daredevil” in which longtime rivals Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) try to leave behind their darker alter-egos to serve the people of New York only to have their pasts catch up to them.” This is seemingly in line with series lead Cox previously revealing that the 18-episode show will have increased focus on Daredevil’s legal career – though this may have been minimized after the restructuring of the show.

Echo’s ending teased this storyline by showing Kingpin preparing to try and become New York City mayor. This seemingly leads directly into Daredevil: Born Again will cover, as Matt Murdock is unlikely to sit idly by while his arch nemesis looks to consolidate yet more power over the city and people Daredevil seeks to protect. The ending also has ignited more theories about Daredevil and Spider-Man joining forces either in Daredevil: Born Again or by having the show lead into Spider-Man 4, since Peter Parker would also be invested in not letting a villain gain control of his home city.

One especially intentional hint at what Daredevil: Born Again may be about comes from its title, as there is a 1986 comic book arc for Daredevil called “Born Again”. A few elements of the arc were adapted for the Netflix series, so Disney showrunners may be interested in the continuity, though whether the comic story will be part of the MCU series is currently unconfirmed.

The comic series details Murdock’s personal and professional ruin at the hands of Kingpin, and then tracks how he gets his life back to normal. This would be a down-to-earth plot that would also give the Disney+ series the chance to portray an origin story in a different way, while also ensuring audiences don’t feel like his initial show origins are being entirely rewritten for the MCU.

Daredevil: Born Again Will Not Be A Continuation Of The Netflix Series

Daredevil and Jessica Walters talking in She-Hulk

While the main characters of the Netflix series are returning, the show will not be season 4 of Daredevil. Instead, Daredevil: Born Again will be its own thing and something of a soft reboot. This will seemingly be similar to how The Suicide Squad (2021) used characters and actors from Suicide Squad (2016) to tell a story that ignores the plot of the previous films while retaining some of the personalities and ideas.

However, it appears the MCU will still be using storylines from the Daredevil series. Echo shows that Kingpin has retained the same backstory from the Netflix show, and Bullseye’s reappearance similarly suggests the franchise will be utilizing his arc in the original Netflix Daredevil series. As such, it appears the MCU will be taking elements from the Netflix lore, while not strictly keeping everything exactly identical to it.


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She-Hulk and Spider-Man: No Way Home already showcased the MCU version of Murdock with their respective cameo appearances. It’s clear Matt Murdock is just as driven to get justice for others as he was in the original series and in the comics through his attempts to protect Peter Parker in the MCU – and that his reflexes are also just as sharp, given he catches a brick flung at the young superhero with seeming relative ease.

The MCU is a much more lighthearted universe than that of the Netflix Marvel television shows, but Cox has promised he will not be changing the way he plays Murdock. However, the character may still need to make some changes to fit in the new world of the MCU for Daredevil: Born Again.

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