Marvel: Disney+'s Daredevil has changed for a “good” reason according to Charlie Cox
Charlie Cox revisited Daredevil's return in She-Hulk to explain why the character is so different from his Netflix incarnation.
After the tragic demise of the Daredevil serieson Netflix, fans had ended up mourning, agreeing to stay on the excellent final note of its season 3. However, the New York lawyer and vigilante had not actually said his last word, or rather his popularity earned him back on the scene, against all odds. Disney promised the return of the man without fear and his charismatic interpreter, Charlie Cox and – miracle! – the oath has been kept. But, as so often, wishes granted by an evil genie tend to go wrong.
First introduced, for the first time in cinema, in a short scene from Spider-Man: No Way Home, Daredevil then officially joined the Disney+ catalog thanks to an appearance in the series She-Hulk. He should then return in Echo, then in his own series, Daredevil: Born Again. If the fans should logically have jumped for joy in the face of all his announcements, it is rather the concern that seized them by the collar. Particularly cooled by the messed up return of Daredevil to the cousin of the Hulk, the fear of a total betrayal of the character is more and more tangible. Let's reassure ourselves as much as we can, Charlie Cox thinks that this change in tone was ultimately a good thing.
After telling Entertainment Tonight that Daredevil: Born Again would not be a season 4 from the original series, but a new season 1 (ouch), Charlie Cox discussed, in an interview with Variety, the treatment of his character and why he has changed so much since Netflix:
“We've never really had a chance to explore (on Netflix) the levity that there is in the Daredevil comic books… Obviously, Daredevil works best as a series aimed at a more mature audience, but even a very serious life has comedic moments.“
Justification will make people cringe. While comedy may be present in superhero comics, it is clearly not the most dominant or popular feature. We would rather speak of a dark or melancholy humor, which is already present in the Netflix series. On the contrary, it is the bad habit of the MCU to want to play down everything that would threaten the integrity of the character, and not simply a matter of tone.
Pleased to have his precious role, Charlie Cox however did not shy away from his pleasure, whatever the partition that was offered to him. It would have been a challenge for him to reinterpret Daredevil in this way and he prefers viewers to take it that way, assuring that this does not mean that it will be the norm in other series:
“It was a very good experience, both for me and for the character, to see how we can fit into this world I had to free myself as an actor, to be able to match Tatiana [Maslany]. his charm and his intelligence. […] Whether we find this aspect of the character in Daredevil: Born Again or not, I don't know, but it was a pleasant experience.“
Good experience for sure, but let's hope it doesn't go too far beyond simple experimentation, and that Kevin Feige realizes that what has What made the former series so successful was its dramatic and violent tone. To find out, however, you will have to be patient and wait for the broadcast of Daredevil: Born Again on Disney+ in 2024.