Charlie Cox returns to the Daredevil costume in Daredevil: Born Again coming to Disney+ as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 5 in 2024.
Cox first played Matt Murdock in the Marvel Netflix series Daredevil, now on available Disney+. The original series was first part of the MCU, but then revealed as outside the universe, and now seems to be at least quasi in the MCU with the shift to Disney+. Cox returned to the role of Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home as Peter Park / Spider-Man’s lawyer, but not as his alter-ego Daredevil. Cox will also reprise the Murdock role in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (August 17, 2022), Echo (2023), and voice over in Spider-Man: Freshman Year (2024) prior to the release of his new show.
Cox will be joined by his fellow Netflix star Vincent D’onofrio in the new series. D’onofrio has already reprised his role as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin in the Disney+ series Hawkeye as part of Phase 4. Now, the two will pair up again for an 18-episode first season in late-2024.
Kevin Feige, President at Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer at Marvel, has wanted to bring Cox and D’onofrio back into the fold after the stellar performance on the Netflix series. Now Daredevil and Kingpin seem to be a large part of the future of the MCU.
Daredevil: Born Again joins first seasons of Secret Invasion (2023), Echo (2023), Ironheart (2023) and Agatha: Coven of Chaos (2024) as part of the fifth MCU phase. Also included in the phase is second seasons of What If…? (2023), and Loki (2023).
Marvel has typically released 10-episode or less seasons of their MCU shows on Disney+, but the studio is going big with an 18-episode run for Born Again.
The series title, Born Again, comes from 1987 comic book run (Daredevil #227–231) by writer Frank Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli. The story details Daredevil’s descent into insanity and destitution at the Kingpin’s hands, as well as a subsequent struggle to build a new life for himself. This storyline was loosely the material behind the Netflix series’ season three.