Everything old is new again in the MCU. And by that, I mean the franchise is returning to the more adult mindset of Marvel’s Netflix series with the incoming “Echo,” a “Hawkeye” spinoff that will see Alaqua Cox reprise her role as Maya Lopez/Echo opposite D’Onofrio as Maya’s “Uncle” Fisk. The popular assumption is that “Echo” will subsequently tee up “Daredevil: Born Again” to embrace an identical approach, allowing Benson and Moorhead to tap even deeper into their darker artistic inclinations than they have on MCU projects past.
Of course, with the ink still drying on the actors’ guild new agreement with the major Hollywood studios, it’s very much early days on “Born Again” for Benson and Moorhead. “We have the best answer for you. So you see this space we’re in right now? This is our office and we just found out we have an office about 45 minutes ago,” Benson joked to The Wrap. “And that’s what we’re at with ‘Daredevil.'” Moorhead added:
“It is day zero. We’re currently just consuming ‘Daredevil’ content, not just the Netflix show but all the possible material. We’re just making our stew of information nice and thick.”
Perhaps the biggest challenge that lies ahead for Benson and Moorhead is having to film additional material for the “Daredevil: Born Again” episodes that have already been shot, so as to ensure the final result doesn’t come across as a Frankenstein-ed concoction of different tones and styles stitched together. Thankfully, the two will be assisted by a showrunner in the form of Dario Scardapane (“The Punisher”), which already gives “Born Again” a major leg up on all those poor Disney+ series that had to do without one.
“Daredevil: Born Again” will stream on Disney+ at some point in the future.