Is it real or just a beautiful dream? Ever since Daredevil unceremoniously ended along with the rest of Netflix’s brief foray into Marvel TV, rumors have abounded about a revival. Recently, those rumors got a big boost when [Spoilers: for Spider-Man: No Way Home] Charlie Cox reprised his role as the lawyer-by-day/vigilante-by-night Matt Murdock in the most recent Spider-Man movie. Was it a one-off cameo for the fans or a hint at a new future for Hell’s Kitchen’s broodiest attorney? Well, some new info points towards the latter.
IGN notes that this month’s issue of trade publication Production Weekly — a professional rag for industry insiders — included an upcoming show titled “Daredevil reboot.” That article lists the show as “in development” with Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige and Chris Gary producing. There’s no more details than that, including what cast might be involved, but it’s certainly more than a piece of internet-y gossip.
With Cox’s involvement in No Way Home, it certainly seems like Daredevil exists in the MCU although, given how fast and loose Marvel is playing with the “multiverse” these days, who’s to say whether or not this Matt Murdock is the same one we met in his own Netflix show. So would a potential reboot be a continuation of where season three of Daredevil left off? Or would it be a whole new adventure with the same actor? We just don’t know, but Feige has hinted that surprises may be in store for Disney+’s upcoming She-Hulk series. In the comics, She-Hulk is Jennifer Walters — cousin to Bruce Banner and similarly afflicted with his unique Gamma radiation problem. But where Banner turns into a green, angry rage monster, Walters becomes more fun, outgoing and uninhibited. Oh, and she’s a lawyer too. Hmmm.
No confirmation yet, but it’s an interesting development for one Marvel’s most interesting figures and one of the few who deeply grapple with the religious ramifications of their spandex-suited ways. Disney Plus just recently brought all the past seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Punisher and The Defenders onto its platform (along with some parental controls, given the more grownup content in these series). A revival of sorts may indeed be in the works. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, you can read our interview with Cox here.