Daredevil: Born Again - release date speculation, cast, and news
How will Daredevil be returning to the MCU?
After various returns to the MCU, Charlie Cox is bringing back his iconic superhero in his own show, Daredevil: Born Again.
Eight years after the original show, Daredevil, last dropped on Netflix, Matt Murdock will be back in business. But he certainly won't be alone.
In a stunning series of announcements, it was revealed that Jon Bernthal will also return as The Punisher, with Vincent D'Onofrio also reprising his role as Kingpin/Wilson Fisk.
Michael Gandolfini, Sandrine Holt, Nikki James, and Margarita Levieva are all playing yet to be confirmed characters. Meanwhile, Carnival Row star Arty Froushan was recently spotted on set.
While fans were thrilled by the news of various returns, not everyone will be reunited as Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson, who played Karen Page and Foggy Nelson in the original series, won't be returning.
However, recently we had some more good news, in the form of a potential second season. D'Onofrio revealed that, not only is he weeks into shooting the show, there are plans in place for season 2.
He told Newsweek: "And, by the second season, there are gigantic, gigantic payoffs – in the first season, too, but I can't say much about that – but the fans are gonna really get what they want. It's really quite cool to be doing it."
So, what form will the new Daredevil episodes take, who will be in the episodes and when can we expect them? Here is everything we know so far about the new season of Daredevil.
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When will Daredevil: Born Again be released?
Daredevil: Born Again will be released on Disney Plus in spring 2024.
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.
Variety previously reported that the new episodes on Disney Plus are now in development with Matt Corman and Chris Ord attached to write and executive produce.
Daredevil seasons 1 to 3 are currently available on Disney Plus along with its fellow Netflix co-productions such as Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher and The Defenders.
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Daredevil: Born Again cast
The following cast members have been confirmed for Daredevil: Born Again.
- Charlie Cox as Daredevil/Matt Murdock
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin/Wilson Fisk
- Jon Bernthal as The Punisher/Frank Castle
- Sandrine Holt as TBC
- Nikki James as TBC
- Margarita Levieva as TBC
- Michael Gandolfini as TBC
- Arty Froushan as TBC
It was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 that Charlie Cox would return as the lead character after his recent turn in Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk.
Meanwhile, Vincent D'Onofrio was last seen as Wilson Fisk in Hawkeye in a potentially fatal situation ahead of his upcoming appearance in Echo.
Most recently, and perhaps most surprisingly, it was confirmed that Jon Bernthal would be returning as The Punisher. He was last seen in his own Netflix show, The Punisher, which ran from 2017 to 2019.
As detailed above, Sandrine Holt, Margarita Levieva, Nikki James, Michael Gandolfini, and Arty Froushan have joined the movie in undisclosed roles.
Which Daredevil cast members could return?
The following cast members of Daredevil on Netflix could return for the new episodes.
- Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna-Fisk
- Stephen Rider as Blake Tower
- Joanne Whalley as Sister Maggie Grace
- Wilson Bethel as Benjamin 'Dex' Poindexter
We could see returns for Murdock's mother and nun Maggie Grace (Joanna Whalley) and Fisk's beloved wife Vanessa Marianna-Fisk (Ayelet Zurer).
District Attorney Blake Tower (Stephen Rider) could also be back, while the Netflix run ended with the suggestion that the dangerous Benjamin 'Dex' Poindexter (Wilson Bethel) will seek revenge as the Marvel Comics villain Bullseye.
Also possible is a return for Elodie Young as Elektra Natchios - Matt's former lover and an adversary who appeared to die in the crossover event series The Defenders.
Finally, given how closely she is now tied to Wilson Fisk, we imagine Echo/Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) could return in this series too, while Tatiana Maslany could also put in an appearance as She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters.
How did Daredevil season 3 end on Netflix?
The third season of Daredevil that was released on Netflix ended with Wilson Fisk being brought down by the likes of Matt Murdock, Karen Page and more.
Fisk agreed to return to prison in return for Matt not exposing Fisk's beloved wife Vanessa and her involvement in the death of a federal agent.
Meanwhile, the psychopathic former federal agent Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter turned on his master Wilson Fisk but was left paralysed in a fight with the Kingpin.
However, in the final scene, we saw Dex undergoing an experimental treatment to mend his spine - suggesting he will return for revenge on Murdock and Fisk.
Finally, Murdock reunited with former flame Karen Page and best friend and fellow lawyer Foggy Nelson and made clear he would like to work with them again.
It remains to be seen just how much of the Daredevil series will remain canon.
When did we last see Wilson Fisk?
Kingpin/Wilson Fisk, played by Vincent D'Onofrio, last appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series Hawkeye on Disney Plus when he was revealed in the penultimate episode to be the chief antagonist of the series.
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Fisk was shown to be in league with Eleanor Bishop (Vera Farmiga), whose late husband owed him money. When Bishop tried to end their partnership, Fisk tried to kill her but was stopped by her daughter Kate (Hailee Steinfeld).
The series also introduced Fisk's surrogate niece and protegee Maya Lopez who commands the gang known as the Tracksuit Mafia for her uncle.
Lopez wanted revenge on the assassin Ronin - the former alias of Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) - for the murder of her father William Lopez (Zahn McClarnon).
Barton revealed to Lopez that he was hired by an informant in the Tracksuit Mafia to kill her father, causing her to suspect her lieutenant and best friend Kazimierz "Kazi" Kazimiercza (Fra Free).
After a confrontation that saw her kill Kazi, Lopez is armed with the knowledge that her "uncle" Fisk orchestrated her father's death.
Following his escape from the authorities after his encounter with the Bishops, Fisk came face to face with Lopez who confronted him at gunpoint before a shot rang out.
We will have to wait and see what happens to Fisk now.
When did we last see Matt Murdock?
We last saw Matt Murdock, played by Charlie Cox, in the Disney Plus series She Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Cox appeared alongside Tatiana Maslany in the finale episode of the series, taking on a mission with Jennifer Walters.
He told EW at the time: "I think I'm still coming to terms with it. It still feels too good to be true. I really had put this to bed emotionally; I didn't think that this was going to happen. I literally don't have the words to describe it. I feel incredibly grateful."
It came after his surprise appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The trailer for She-Hulk shows that Daredevil will appear with a yellow and red costume.
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