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Daredevil: Born Again Listing Confirms Feb Film Start; Cox on Return

Last week, Charlie Cox (Treason) had quite a lot to share about his return to the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the current MCU and, specifically, in Marvel Studios & Disney+'s Daredevil: Born Again. One of the interesting things that Cox had to share was that they were eyeing a February 2023 filming start and that it would take up most of 2023 ("I start shooting in February and finish in December"). Well, thanks to the fine folks over at the Film & Television Industry Alliance and their production update list, we can pass along confirmation that Cox was spot-on with his timetable (with February 6th listed as the exact shooting start date).

DAREDEVIL (Image: Disney+)

The 2024-expected project sees Cox reprising his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, reuniting with Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk/Kingpin for an 18-episode series written and executive produced by Matt Corman & Chris Ord (Covert Affairs). Here's a look at a screencap from the FTIA website listing the start of filming in February (in line with what Cox mentioned), along with a series overview:

Image: Film & Television Industry Alliance Website Screencap

Here's a look at some additional highlights from Cox's NME interview, including why he prefers a version of Matt Murdock that's "geared towards a slightly more mature audience," why "Born Again" needs to move beyond the Netflix series, and why he's taking a realistic approach to expectations:

Cox Prefers More "Mature" Matt Murdock: "My opinion is this character works best when he's geared towards a slightly more mature audience. My instinct is that on Disney+, it will be dark, but it probably won't be as gory."

On Needing to Move Beyond Netflix's Marvel Universe: "I would say to those people [wanting to continue the Netflix series], we've done that. Let's take the things that really worked, but can we broaden? Can we appeal to a slightly younger audience without losing what we've learned about what works?"

With 18 Episodes, Cox Hopes Matt Sees Some Serious Courtroom Time: "I'm fascinated to discover why they've chosen to do 18. I'm imagining there's going to be an element to it that is like the old-school procedural show. Not necessarily case-of-the-week, but something where we go really deep into Matt Murdock the lawyer, and get to see what his life is like. If that's done right and he really gets his hands dirty with that world… I think there's something quite interesting about that, to spend a lot of time in a superhero's day-to-day life, and you really earn the moments when he suits up."

Cox on Not Seeing "Daredevil: Born Again" Success as a Given: "You [Interviewer] said earlier that I could be busy for years, and I thought, 'Yeah, maybe. Hopefully. But if this show next year doesn't hit the spot, then that might be it. Then it's back to…" And even if the show is a success, Cox knows the importance of appreciating it in the now because it won't last forever. "I'm incredibly grateful Daredevil's coming back. I love playing this character. How much longer, at my age, can I play the lead in a superhero film or TV show? Not very long, probably."

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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