Charlie Cox Knows Which Daredevil Comic Book Story He Wants To Adapt Next
Charlie Cox reveals he knows which Daredevil comic storyline he wants to adapt next for a solo project and how that would help a tonal transition.
Charlie Cox reveals he knows what daredevil comic book script that he wants to adapt next for a solo project and how that would help a tonal transition. Developed by Drew Goddard, Netflix daredevil marked the second major blind superhero adaptation by Stan Lee and Bill Everett following the 2003 film starring Ben Affleck. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the series chronicled Matt Murdock’s evolution from blind lawyer by day to hard-hitting vigilante Daredevil by night and his efforts to put an end to the deep web of corruption in Hell’s Kitchen.
Running for three seasons on Netflix, daredevil and Cox’s lead performance both received rave reviews from critics and audiences. Despite the show’s popularity, it would be canceled after Season 3, as Marvel TV would be merged into Marvel Studios and Netflix would let its deal with the studio expire, which would also end. Jessica JonesLuke Cage, The Punisher and iron fist and leaving all their future MCUs up in the air. Cox would come back later to Spider-Man: No Coming Home and now, as he teases other plans for his portrayal of the character, he’s opening up about his ideas for what’s next.
In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Charlie Cox has spoken about his future as Daredevil in the MCU. Asked about your potential shift from the more mature Netflix series to the more light-hearted MCU, the star expressed his confidence in Marvel Studios to handle the leap and revealed which comic storyline he wants to adapt next that could help with that transition. See what Cox said below:
“My feeling is that the comics work better, the Daredevil comics, to me, are more exciting, readable, relatable when they live in a darker space. That said – and obviously I think Bendis/Maleev is probably the best example of that – that said, and that was actually when this news… I was texting with some of the guys on the show and the text that I wrote was “Born Again” But that said, Born Again is kind of a PG comic, it’s not in the same world as the Bendis and Maleev stuff, it’s not that dark, and it’s one of the greatest It absolutely can work, but I guess you can. I’m not denying that Daredevil will never work as well in a PG world as Spider-Man. You know what I mean? That’s the point. I think the character’s age, Christian guilt, his history with women and all that… it’s a bit more mature, it must being.”
Written by Frank Miller and drawn by David Mazzucchelli, the “Born Again” daredevil The comic storyline first debuted in 1986 and explored the titular vigilante’s descent into madness after Kingpin learned his true identity and began to turn his life upside down with the information. The screenplay was widely regarded as one of the best in the daredevil‘s mythos and a key influence for the early modern era of comics. As Cox notes, much of the praise for the “Born Again” series was directed towards its religious themes and symbolism delving into Matt’s guilt amid his fall from grace and subsequent resurrection.
Interestingly, original daredevil director Mark Steven Johnson had hoped to use the “Born Again” script for his scrapped sequel as Fringe Writer Brad Caleb Kane and director Joe Carnahan also failed to sell Fox on the idea of adapting it for the screen before the rights to the character reverted to Marvel Studios. The comedic storyline is said to have elements featured in seasons 2 and 3 of the Netflix show, namely in Kingpin’s learning of Matt’s dual identity, Matt’s survival of multiple assassination attempts, and the public disgrace of Matt. King pin. While Cox’s exact future as Daredevil in the MCU is largely unknown, his confirmation of more to come of his character and the show’s new home from Disney+ gives hope that Miller’s storyline could get a proper adaptation on the road.
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