Is ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ Facing A Significant Delay In The MCU?

Explore the confirmed delay and extensive overhaul of “Daredevil: Born Again” in the MCU, as production issues prompt significant changes to the TV show’s format

By Amitabh Mukherji
December 6,2023
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The ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has kept fans on their toes with a slew of exciting projects in the pipeline. One such highly-anticipated project was “Daredevil: Born Again,” set to mark the return of Charlie Cox as the titular Man Without Fear. However, recent developments have hinted at a significant delay in the production of this rebooted series, and now, a Marvel release update appears to have confirmed this long-suspected fate.

A Delayed Arrival in the MCU

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Originally announced in May 2022 with writers Matt Corman and Chris Ord at the helm, “Daredevil: Born Again” was slated to be a part of Marvel’s TV show lineup for 2024. Fans were eager to see Charlie Cox reprise his role as Daredevil, but in September 2023, troubling reports emerged, suggesting that a substantial delay in the show’s production was looming.

Now, a post on Disney.com seems to have provided official confirmation of this delay. The post details the major Disney+ releases planned for 2024, encompassing a wide array of content from the realms of Star Wars, the MCU, and other Disney productions. Notably absent from the MCU’s 2024 lineup are any mentions of “Daredevil: Born Again.”

This omission appears to align with the earlier reports of production issues plaguing the series, leading to concerns about its timely release. While fans had hoped to witness the return of Daredevil in 2024, it now seems that the show has been pushed back to a later date, possibly 2025.

Behind the Scenes Troubles and Overhaul

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To understand the challenges that “Daredevil: Born Again” has faced, it’s crucial to delve into the issues that prompted the reported delay. In September 2023, as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strikes sent ripples through the industry, Marvel Studios found itself reevaluating its ongoing TV productions.

Reports suggested that Marvel’s executives were dissatisfied with the direction of “Daredevil: Born Again,” leading to a comprehensive reevaluation not only of the show but of the entire MCU TV production schedule. The initial head writers, Matt Corman and Chris Ord, were replaced, with Dario Scardapane taking the reins. Scardapane’s role extended beyond that of a head writer, as he was tasked with a more traditional showrunner role, marking a significant shift in Marvel Studios’ approach to TV production.

Furthermore, “Daredevil: Born Again” was reportedly moved towards a more serialized format, departing from the approach employed in previous Disney+ outings. This format change was accompanied by rewrites to bring the show’s tone more in line with the gritty atmosphere of Netflix’s “Daredevil.” To oversee this transformation, directors Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, known for their work on “Moon Knight” and “Loki” season 2, were brought on board.

With these extensive changes and a probable release in 2025, “Daredevil: Born Again” appears to be undergoing a comprehensive overhaul, aiming to capture the essence of the character while adapting to the evolving landscape of the MCU’s TV ventures.