Charlie Cox will make his return as the man without fear in Daredevil: Born Again, marking the actor’s official entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As a result of the announcement, some fans have expressed apprehension about how the character will be depicted. Many are rightly worried that old Hornhead may end up being overly comical, like Starlord or Thor. But in a recent interview, Charlie Cox promised fans that Daredevil won’t turn slapstick, though there might still some room for a bit of MCU humor.
#Daredevil star Charlie Cox doesn’t think “slapstick Daredevil” would work: “Not with his character. I don’t think that’s truthful enough to the source material.” #D23Expo https://t.co/asDsvcfNd3 pic.twitter.com/ZKXZu9M4NA
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“I don’t think that would work. Not over the course of our entire season. Not with this character. I don’t think it’s necessarily truthful enough to the source material for it to really work.”
And during an appearing at last weekend’s D23, Cox reassured fans that Daredevil: Born Again will not go the sitcom route of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, implying that this “soft reboot” on Disney+ will still maintain some of the same grittiness and darkness of the Netflix series.
“There’s plenty of comics, Daredevil comics, there’s plenty of runs where there is levity. There’s lightheartedness. There is fun. And I think with 18 episodes, you got time to do a bit of both.”
But first, MCU fans will be treated to Daredevil‘s Disney+ debut in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which finds Charlie Cox reprising the role of Matt Murdock in the lighthearted sitcom, and thus officially entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Charlie Cox says he hopes to play a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “I see [Daredevil] as being a key member of the Avengers, imperative to everything that they do.”
But before that, Daredevil: Born Again will debut in Spring 2024, and is expected to consist of 18 episodes.