‘Daredevil: Born Again’ gets New Showrunner and Directors

Marvel Studios' 'Daredevil: Born Again.'

Marvel Studios’ ‘Daredevil: Born Again.’

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  • Marvel’s new ‘Daredevil’ series has new creative talent behind the scenes.
  • A veteran of Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ is aboard to run the show.
  • The series will take on a grittier tone in its new incarnation.

The changes keep on coming for Marvel’s new planned ‘Daredevil’ series, currently on pause because of the actors’ strike. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the company has hired a brand new showrunner and directors.

It comes at a time when the Marvel team is changing how it makes TV series, switching to a more traditional model of having an overall showrunner who keeps more creative control.

Which means that ‘Daredevil: Born Again’, which returns Charlie Cox to the role of blind lawyer-turned-vigilante Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio’s hulking, villainous Kingpin from the Netflix incarnation of the character to starring status after appearing in different MCU projects.

What has happened with ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ so far?

Charlie Cox as Daredevil in Marvel Studios' 'She-Hulk: Attorney At Law,' exclusively on Disney+.

Charlie Cox as Daredevil in Marvel Studios’ ‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law,’ exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. © 2022 Marvel.

‘Daredevil: Born Again’ was supposed to be Marvel triumphantly proving it can take a character that has been brought to TV screens elsewhere, produced by a different Marvel small-screen team.

Commissioned from writers Chris Ord and Matt Corman, it was set for a mammoth 18-episode/two-season shoot, and cameras started rolling back in March.

Less than half the episodes had been filmed when the writers’ strike closed down production, but that was far from the only issue.

According to earlier reports, executives were not happy with the direction the series was taking (which does have us wondering why they greenlit the show at script stage), including the fact that Cox allegedly didn’t show up in costume as Daredevil until episode four.

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Who are the new people boarding ‘Daredevil: Born Again’?

Charlie Cox in Netflix's 'Daredevil.'

Charlie Cox in Netflix’s ‘Daredevil.’

Dario Scardapane, the new showrunner, has experience in the Marvel TV field, having worked on ‘The Punisher’ during the Netflix era, and more recently was part of team behind Prime Video’s ‘Jack Ryan’.

He’ll be in charge of overhauling the feel of the show, making it more serialized and grittier, closer to the Netflix version of the show.

While some of the footage that was already shot will be used, it’ll be his job to figure out how to include it and write new material to steer the show in its fresh direction.

On the directing front, filmmakers David Boyd and Michael Cuesta have also been let go, and will be replaced by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the directing team who have become famous for their stylish, twisty, low-budget thrillers and now have Marvel experience thanks to work on ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘Loki’ Season 2.

They’ll no doubt be bringing some of their trademark style to the show.

What is the future for ‘Daredevil: Born Again’?

Charlie Cox in Netflix's 'Daredevil.'

Charlie Cox in Netflix’s ‘Daredevil.’

Right now, the release schedule for the show’s arrival on Disney+ is in flux –– no set date has been announced. And we also don’t know how many episodes the show will comprise in its current incarnation.

Also, the actors’ strike’s impact continues to be felt, so nothing of the new version will be shot until that is resolved (which is looking good for a deal possibly as early as this week).

Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock in Marvel Studios' 'She-Hulk: Attorney At Law,' exclusively on Disney+.

Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock in Marvel Studios’ ‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law,’ exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. © 2022 Marvel.

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