MCU’s Kingpin Actor Offers Promising Update on Daredevil: Born Again

MCU's Kingpin Actor Offers Promising Update on Daredevil: Born Again

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Vincent D’Onofrio, a Marvel Cinematic Universe actor who played Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in Daredevil, recently updated the status of the upcoming Disney+ series, Daredevil: Born Again, which is expected to please the fans of the original Netflix series. In an interview with the Post-Credit Podcast, he hinted at the tone of the show, stating that it will “for sure” be under the Marvel Spotlight banner. When asked about the tone of the upcoming series, D’Onofrio suggested it will have a similar feel to its Netflix predecessor, and praised Marvel for carefully considering the show. He said, “It’s the same tone and feel. The attention that the bosses are giving to it is extraordinary.”

Daredevil: Born Again Gets a Creative Reset

Born Again, a show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), has recently undergone major creative changes. The lead writers, Chris Ord and Matt Corman, as well as the directors, have been fired despite having filmed nearly half of the show. This decision was reportedly made by Marvel president Kevin Feige, who was not satisfied with the output thus far. The studio is now looking to make strategic changes in the development of MCU shows, following the disappointing response to She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Secret Invasion.

Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays a key role in Born Again, has urged fans to be patient amidst these changes. He has stated that much of the reporting on the situation has been exaggerated.

The show stars Charlie Cox as the main character, along with D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle/Punisher), Sandrine Holt (Vanessa Fisk), and Michael Gandolfini (Daniel Blade). Filming began in New York in March under the working title “Out the Kitchen,” but was suspended later due to strikes by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have been appointed as lead directors, but there is no word yet on when production will resume.

The first season of Born Again was initially planned to comprise 18 episodes and release in 2024. However, due to a creative shift, those plans were canceled. In the show, Murdock and Fisk will have to put their rivalry and darker personalities aside to save the people of New York. But, they will face difficulties as their pasts come back to haunt them.

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Unfortunately, there is no release date yet for Born Again.

Source: CBR