Daredevil fans, rejoice! Variety has reported that a new series based on the Man Without Fear is currently in the works for Disney+, with Matt Corman and Chris Ord writing and acting as executive producers Ord and Corman previously worked together on Deck the Halls and created the TV series Covert Affairs, starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham.
No other details have been announced, but it is expected that both Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio will return in their respective roles as Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk. Cox recently appeared as Murdock during a brief scene in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and is rumored to be in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Echo, before moving on to Daredevil. D’Onofrio reprised his role as Fisk in Hawkeye, and will also likely appear in Echo, which is currently in production.
There are also rumors that the supporting cast from the Netflix series is returning, with Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson reprising their roles as Karen Page and Foggy Nelson, but these should be taken with a grain of salt. Cox and D’Onofrio’s return is more likely since they have appeared in MCU projects in the past year for their characters to be reintroduced again.
Canceled in 2018 by Netflix, a campaign to save Daredevil was mobilized by fans of the series when Disney introduced Disney+ to consumers at D23. However, a clause prevented Marvel Studios to use any of the Netflix characters until 2020. Shortly after the clause expired, Cox’s appearance in No Way Home was reported by Murphy’s Multiverse, to which Kevin Feige confirmed that should Daredevil appear in the MCU, he would be played by Charlie Cox a couple of days before the movie came out. Now it seems that there’s a meticulous plan in reintroducing the characters in other films and series before they make their way to their own solo projects. Let’s just hope the new series is as incredible as the Netflix series was, but if you’re looking for R-rated-style violence, you are definitely setting yourself up for disappointment.