Marvel Studios has gone all out to put characters from comic book panels and previous projects into its multiversal concept, governing the branches that the MCU has grown.
When the fandom was just waiting for Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield to show up, the studio re-introduced Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and nothing stayed the same ever since. This already fan-favorite character became more popular overnight, adding new fans to his army and cementing his position in the MCU.
Again, in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Daredevil appeared, creating a buzz on the Internet that was indeed perfect. And now, Charlie Cox is all set to lead the pop-culture chatter with his upcoming rebooted series, Daredevil: Born Again.
The actor is currently preparing for his role, and in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he shed some light on his training regimen with an MMA fighter to stay in his best superhero shape.
“Enough to get through it and enough to do it. I was pretty sore and achy. I had just finished filming something, and I had to fly in to do it all,” said Cox.
The actor also talked about the challenges he had to face to appear in full-swing as Daredevil. While staying in Dublin, Cox is looking to ace the role with intense training, and he seems to be enjoying the process.
“So I had a few days to work with the stunt team and do all that kind of stuff. Getting used to the suit again was also a challenge, but there was enough there for them to use a significant amount of what I actually shot. I’m finishing up a project at the moment in Dublin, and I’ve been working with an amazing MMA trainer over here. So I’ve started to do some training with him to get ready for next year. So it’s been really fun to do that again and take it to a new level.”
The recent incarnation of Daredevil is quite different from how he appeared in the comics. Instead of the usual red suit, he made his comeback with a red and yellow suit, approved by Marvel Studios itself.
Head writer of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Jessica Gao confirmed that the decision to introduce a new suit came from Marvel’s desk. Production executives of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, had no say in the matter.
“Usually how they do it is they kind of let us propose what we want to do rather than give us guidelines,” told Gao. “When they first told us that [Daredevil] was a possibility we just couldn’t believe it. And as we were coming up with story and what we wanted him to do, the fact that they kept not saying no was shocking to us. The one thing that I didn’t have control of was the suit. They knew exactly what they wanted the suit to look like.”
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law revolves around Jennifer Walters, going through her daily challenges as a 30-something attorney while saving the day as a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk. Walters is joined by Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong in the supportive cast.
The 9-episode series is directed by Kat Coiro (for episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Anu Valia (for Episodes 5, 6, 7), with executive producers being Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Kat Coiro and Jessica Gao.
The series is currently streaming on Disney+.
As far as Daredevil: Born Again is concerned, the TV Show will be coming to Disney+ in the Spring of 2024.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter