Daredevil Only Became MCU Canon After Born Again's Creative Reboot

Image: Marvel Studios
Image: Marvel Studios

With the release of Echo bringing the MCU back into the gritty criminal world that was, long ago, the bread and butter of its TV series boom on Netflix, much has been made of the show’s repositioning of Marvel’s canonical context to that era through characters like Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil, and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. But according to the latter, that push only really began when Marvel had to take a hard look at its approach to its faltering Daredevil revival.

Daredevil: Born Again was first announced at San Diego Comic Con 2022, but last year was reported to have faced a major creative overhaul after its original creators Chris Ord and Matt Corman were replaced with just under half of the originally planned 18 episodes of the series already filmed. Suddenly with a new creative team in place, we went from hearing how Born Again was more focused on legal drama and distanced itself from what came before in the Netflix show, to reports that the show would now after all reunite crucial characters from that series, like Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson as Matt Murdock’s closest friends Karen Page and Foggy Nelson. So it makes sense that apparently part of that overhaul was a focus on more explicitly tying Born Again back into the stories told across the three seasons of Netflix’s Daredevil show.

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