The Disney Plus reboot ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ got another cast member with the announcement that ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ star Michael Gandolfini will get a “major role” in the new series based on the Man without Fear.
Deadline reports, “Written and executive produced by Covert Affairs creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord, the new installment centers on Cox’s title character Daredevil, otherwise known by the name Matt Murdock, who is an attorney by day and crimefighter by night. D’Onofrio reprises his role as mob boss Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin.”
“Details about Gandolfini’s character are being kept under wraps; it’s possible he plays an ambitious guy from Staten Island referred to as Liam. Reps for Marvel and Gandolfini had no comment,” they added.
With the Kingpin returning, it is worth speculating that Gandolfini, who played a younger Tony Soprano, could possibly portray Wilson Fisk’s son Richard who has had many roles in the Marvel Universe including the masked gangster called the Rose.
Ever since his cameo appearance in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,’ fans have been excited to see Charlie Cox return as the streetwise hero Daredevil since the cancellation of his Netflix series. While that show was dark and gritty, Disney Plus has announced that they will do a reboot titled ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ which is currently being filmed.
The reboot is set to have a lighter tone, which seemed to be confirmed by Daredevil’s appearances in the courtroom comedy ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.’
Cox hinted at this as well. According to Collider, he said, “It should be and it is always the same character. The difference is just like with people, we morph and change and are very different based on what’s going on in our lives.”
He continued, “The Matt Murdock from the Netflix show, that world and what was going on for Matt meant that most of the time we were living with a man who had a huge amount of pressure and strain, and tonally the show was very dark and gritty and heavy. I don’t know what the new show will be like, but when I came over to do Spider-Man and She-Hulk, the tone is much more lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek and fun and witty and full of levity, so the hope was that Matt can fit into that world and participate in it without it being a different character, a different person. I certainly had a really good time exploring that, experimenting with it, and seeing if it fit.”
‘Daredevil: Born Again’ has a planned single season of eighteen episodes with a release date sometime in 2024.