A lot of fans were excited for the arrival of Daredevil on Disney+, what with the appearances of Kingpin in Hawkeye and Daredevil in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. Though Born Again was in production, it looks like everything has come back to a grinding halt with the series reboot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, less than half of Daredevil: Born Again had already been shot before the execs—including Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige—decided that what they had wasn’t working. Daredevil is now going to restart from the bottom-up, with the writers and directors having been let go; and Marvel now looking to pursue a more ‘traditional’ route to developing the series.
As it turns out, Marvel Studios current method when it comes to their Disney+ series had no proper showrunners and just had movie executives calling the shots. There was also no development of pilots, just greenlighting projects worth $150 million and upwards.
Though there is a lot of praise for series like WandaVision and Loki, recent outings like Secret Invasion are now being considered a wake-up call for Marvel to take another look at how they run TV. Marvel’s head of streaming, television, and animation, Brad Winderbaum, said this about the rework, “We’re trying to marry the Marvel culture with the traditional television culture… It comes down to, ‘How can we tell stories in television that honor what’s so great about the source material?’”
It’s not clear what exactly went wrong with their first take on Born Again, but it was said that it was turning out to be more of a courtroom drama with Daredevil only suiting up by episode 4. It was said that the heads wanted the series to resemble something closer to Netflix’s version of Daredevil.
As of now, it looks like the show is on hiatus until they find an actual showrunner, but Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are still expected to reprise their roles.
No release date has been announced for Daredevil: Born Again.