‘Daredevil’ Stars Speak About The Show’s Future

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Nick Davis

After 6 years off the air, Daredevil will finally return with a new season in early 2024. For a while, it felt like Marvel had left behind one of the most popular shows it’s ever made. But, with many of their Disney+ shows seeing great success, it’s only natural that Matthew Murdock makes his big return on the platform. It’s still a ways out, so we won’t be getting any super concrete details or trailers for at least another 6 or 7 months. But, Vincent D’Onofrio, the actor who portrays the infamous Kingpin, spoke about the return at a recent convention. It seems like he and his fellow co-star Charlie Cox are bringing as much passion into this upcoming season as they did into the previous ones.

Daredevil Is Back

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Vincent D’Onofrio in his most recent portrayal of Kingpin in the Disney+ show ‘Hawkeye’

“During that next series, you’re not going to be thinking about anything but the next episode. I promise,” said D’Onofrio at Salt Lake City FanX.

Thus far, the only characters officially confirmed to return in Daredevil: Born Again are Daredevil and Kingpin. AKA Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio. That’s all it really takes for most fans to be fully onboard for this new season. It’s clear that both Cox and D’Onofrio are extremely excited about this new season. At the same time, they’re remaining very tight-lipped about any actual contents of the season itself. D’Onofrio seems particularly happy about the season’s runtime of 18 episodes. It will be the longest season of any MCU show thus far. Vincent is thrilled with the opportunity to have so much time to explore both his and Cox’s characters.

“Charlie and I are going to be given the chance to dig deeper than ever before with our characters,” said D’Onofrio.

Born Again

It’s not all sunshine and high emotions surrounding this new Daredevil, however. Many have reasonable concerns about some of the changes that may take place in the transition from Netflix to Disney+. Netflix allowed Daredevil and its other MCU shows to be a grittier, more violent side to the generally upbeat franchise. Disney+ has dabbled in darker stories with shows like Moon Knight and the Werewolf By Night special, but it’s yet to delve quite as dark as Daredevil was willing to go at Netflix. This in combination with the much friendlier versions of Kingpin and Daredevil we saw in Hawkeye and She-Hulk respectively have fans concerned. Will this new season wind up feeling neutered? We’ll have to wait and see.

The first three seasons of Daredevil are available for streaming right now on Disney+. On top of that, Daredevil also makes appearances in Defenders and She-Hulk, both of which can also be found on Disney+.


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