In 2015, Netflix released Drew Goddard’s Daredevil on its streaming platform. The action & crime-filled TV series was a hit, receiving positive reviews from critics and fans. The show featured Charlie Cox in the lead role as he plays the character of Matt Murdock/Daredevil. However, despite all the positive feedback from fans and the public, the show was canceled in 2018 by Netflix due to unknown reasons. In 2022, Disney saw a chance to acquire the licensing for the Daredevil character and swooped in on the deal, which is why you saw Matt Murdock’s short cameo in the latest No Way Home.
Now, the character is about to make his Disney+ debut in the new She-Hulk: Attorney at Law series. But unfortunately for fans who loved the gritty nature of the first Netflix series, the person Without Fear is not going to have as dark of a connotation on his Disney+ debut as he did in the 2015 series.
Jessica Gao, series creator and head writer of Disney+’s upcoming She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, talked about Charlie Cox’s Daredevil during a conversation with The Direct’s Pamela Gores.
“Charlie (Cox) is so wonderful. He’s so game to do whatever, and he’s such an excellent actor, and a wonderful human being,” Gao began. “What was so fun about bringing him and Daredevil into our world is that people have already seen a Daredevil who is very dramatic, a little bit on the heavy side, very dark, brooding.”
She continued: “And it had been so fun to be able to do and we do this with every character cameo from the MCU is we take them from the environment that you know them from, which is a much more dramatic and action-oriented role, much more on the serious side, and that we bring them into our world and they get to play in the tone of She-Hulk. and they got to explore and we get to see a lighter side of that character.”
Much to the surprise of fans, a Daredevil reboot is within the works. The masked character will return in Daredevil: Born Again, with the first season having 18 episodes! The project was confirmed to be in development by Disney in May this year and will have Charlie Cox reprise his role as Daredevil.