Charlie Cox Explains Daredevil Reboot Won’t Be Silly

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Charlie Cox revealed that the Daredevil reboot won’t be silly. Charlie Cox’ upcoming appearance on She-Hulk: Attorney at Law struck fear in some fans. Granted, a series in which She-Hulk twerks with Megan Thee Stallion may not seem appropriate for the dark vigilante.

But Disney Plus’ She-Hulk, like its comic-book roots, is a legal comedy. Writers John Byrne and Dan Slott delivered non-stop laughter in their She-Hulk comics runs. In other words, it’s supposed to be ridiculous. Nevertheless, Daredevil will not be twerking with Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany).

In an interview, Charlie Cox explained how Marvel Studios will handle Daredevil: Born Again. He revealed:

I don’t think that is truthful enough to the source material, for it to really work. But, there are plenty of comics, Daredevil comics, there’s plenty of runs where there is levity. There is light heartedness, there is fun. And, I think with 18 episodes you got time to do a bit of both.

Charlie Cox Explains Daredevil Reboot Won’t Be Silly

Charlie Cox Explains Daredevil Reboot Won't Be Silly

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He’s right. The Netflix Daredevil show focused mainly on writer/artist Frank Miller’s work on the character. Miller’s gritty take drew comparisons to directors like Martin Scorsese and Akira Kurosawa.

However, Miller wasn’t the only one to leave such an imprint on the character.

As a matter of fact, writer Mark Waid’s Daredevil stories in the ’00s drew praise from critics and fans. Waid lightened up the book without watering it down. Insiders told me that Marvel Studios intends on capturing Waid’s flavor as well.

Without a doubt, Marvel Studios is looking closely at the original comics. And it isn’t just about the tone, either.

D23 revealed the official logo for Daredevil: Born Again. The Disney event showcased the new logo. It now sports the overlapping DD from his comic-book outfit. That particular element on the costume is something Cox wants for the character.

For the whole run of the Netflix show, the DD logo does not appear on Murdock’s suit.

Charlie Cox Explains Daredevil Reboot Won’t Be Silly

Charlie Cox Explains Daredevil Reboot Won't Be Silly

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Everyone is looking forward to finally seeing the blind superhero lawyer. It won’t be much longer. Last night, She-Hulk dropped a massive Easter egg for him. Specifically, it showed his yellow helmet in a box.

Teaser trailers unveiled Cox’ Matt Murdock breaking in that new suit.

The actor advocates being true to the source material.

What a relief.

Certainly, it will not be good for the character to move away from his ominous tones. There is a reason why the Netflix series worked. And Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige made it a point that he will keep what worked.

Marvel Studios is using the character as a bridge to several characters. Daredevil: Born Again won’t have a direct connection to its Netflix predecessor but that won’t matter. Like what Cox has said, with 18 episodes they can cover as many loose ends as possible.

Daredevil is home now. That alone can assure fans and audiences that he has a lot more to offer in the future.