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Summary

  • Daredevil: Born Again will introduce the character White Tiger to the MCU, though it’s unclear if it will be Ava or Hector Ayala (or both).
  • Foggy Nelson and Karen Page will be returning, confirming the reunion of the classic legal team in the upcoming series.
  • Wilson Fisk’s mayoral campaign will play a significant role, mirroring his comic book arc which will likely showcase a divided public opinion along with a renewed rivalry with Daredevil.

Marvel Studios’ Daredevil: Born Again is currently in production starring Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Vincent D’onofrio as Wilson Fisk, both reprising their roles from Netflix’s original Daredevil series. To that end, various set photos have been released online, showcasing several actor returns and potential character debuts. As such, there have been quite a few teases and reveals for the upcoming MCU show that generated quite a bit of excitement.

The original Daredevil series ran for three seasons on Netflix alongside other shows such as Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. The titular heroes all crossed over in the Defenders, and The Punisher was a spin-off from Daredevil season 2. While all the shows were canceled by 2019, Cox’s Daredevil and D’onofrio’s Kingin have made appearances in more recent MCU projects. Now, the upcoming Daredevil: Born Again series will continue their rivalry while likely connecting the previous Netflix shows as MCU canon to a greater degree. Here’s everything revealed from Daredevil: Born Again’s set photos (so far).

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9 New Marvel Character (White Tiger)

Will There Be More Than One?

White Tiger in Marvel comics

Some of the very first Daredevil: Born Again set photos revealed that the show will debut none other than White Tiger in the MCU. A name and power set via a tiger amulet that has been passed down from family member to family member, the White Tiger is a classic Marvel vigilante most commonly associated with Ava Ayala who inherited the amulet from her brother Hector. Because the set photos revealed a White Tiger whose face was covered by a helmet, it’s unclear if the MCU’s White Tiger is still Hector or Ava (though perhaps both will make appearances).

8 Foggy Nelson and Karen Page Returning

The Full Trio Returns

Following reports that they were signed to return, set photos have confirmed that Elden Henson’s Foggy Nelsen and Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page will be returning to Daredevil: Born Again from the original Netflix series. As seen in the photos, Foggy and Karen are seen walking down the street with Matt Murdock. It serves as some very exciting confirmation that the classic legal team and trio of friends will soon be back in action in the upcoming MCU series.

7 Kingpin’s Mayoral Campaign

Fisk Is Running To Become New York’s Next Mayor

Kingpin thinking about being mayor of New York

Having been set up by Echo’s post-credits scene, Kingpin has plans to run for New York’s mayor, and his campaign is confirmed to be happening in Daredevil: Born Again according to set photos. As seen in both the images that were released both before Marvel Studios’ large production shift for Daredevil and after, the mayoral campaign will be in full swing with supporters, hats, newspaper articles, and more. As such, this narrative will likely mirror Kingpin’s major arc from the comics where he also ran and won the election, using his new position to turn the city against vigilantism.

6 Daredevil & Kingpin Reunion

The Square Diner

It’s also been confirmed that Daredevil: Born Again will feature a dynamic reunion for Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk. Seen at Tribeca’s Square Diner which was used in both Daredevil seasons 1 and 2, Cox’s Murdock is surprisingly featured seated at a booth facing none other than Kingpin himself, suggesting some sort of temporary parley as well as the fact that Fisk likely still known Murdock and Daredevil are the same man, a revelation that was made in Daredevil season 3.

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Nelson, Murdock & Page

The photos featuring Matt Murdock, Foggy, and Karen also feature their brand-new law offices. As seen in the final episode of Daredevil season 3, Murdock reconciles his friendship with Foggy and Karen. To that end, Foggy drew up a new name for their law firm which will apparently be realized in Daredevil: Born Again with the law offices of “Nelson, Murdock & Page”.

4 Teases For New Daredevil Villain: Muse

A Deadly And Dangerous Artist

Set photos and videos have also teased the MCU debut of Muse, a Daredevil villain who was introduced in more recent comics. A superhuman artist who paints with the blood of his victims, Muse is a uniquely perfect foil for Daredevil given his ability to pull in all nearby sensory information around him. To that end, set photos reveal a mural in New York that has been signed by none other than someone named Muse. While it could be just an Easter egg, the potential to see Muse as a major villain in Daredevil: Born Again would certainly be compelling.

3 Graffiti Teases A Divided New York Over Kingpin

Will Fisk Sway Enough Voters?

Kingpin speaking at his fundraiser in Daredevil season 1

The mural in question is of Kingpin himself, one side depicting him as an angel from Heaven while the other sees him as a demon. This suggests a division in public opinion about Wilson Fisk and his aspirations to become New York’s mayor. As such, one can imagine Fisk will be going to great lengths to sway the public in his favor.

2 A New Romance For Matt Murdock

Possibly Kirsten McDuffie

Kirsten McDuffie of Daredevil

With Matt Murdock and Karen Page seemingly deciding to just be friends by the end of Daredevil season 3, new set photos see Charlie Cox’s character kissing actress Margarita Levieva in a currently unknown role. However, the implication is that she’s Daredevil’s new love interest. To that end, Levieva may be playing Kirsten McDuffie, an assistant district attorney who falls in love with Murdock on the page.

1 A Possible Brett Mahoney Return

A Major Daredevil Ally

Royce Johnson as Brett Mahoney in Marvel Netflix's Daredevil

Set photos for Daredevil: Born Again have teased the inclusion of a character named Brett. This could very well be Detective Brett Mahoney from the previous Netflix shows, having made appearances in Daredevil, Defenders, and The Punisher as a good and honest cop who worked with both Murdock and Daredevil to bring down Kingpin, one of the few officers who hadn’t been corrupted by Fisk himself and was eventually promoted to detective by the end of the Defenders saga.

Daredevil: Born Again is currently in production and is set to release sometime in 2025.

Daredevil: Born Again

After Charlie Cox’s cameo appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home and supporting role in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Daredevil: Born Again gives Matt Murdock his first show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Daredevil: Born Again, composed of 18 episodes, serves as the spiritual successor to Netflix’s three-season Daredevil series and adapts its characters to the MCU’s main continuity while establishing a new beginning for the superhero lawyer.

Release Date
January 1, 2024

Cast
Charlie Cox , Vincent D’Onofrio

Seasons
1

Writers
Chris Ord

Streaming Service(s)
Disney+

Directors
Michael Cuesta

Showrunner
Chris Ord

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