Charlie Cox Pleaded With Marvel to Bring Daredevil Stuntman Back For Born Again

Despite Charlie Cox's explicit requests, Disney has decided not to bring back Daredevil stuntman Chris Brewster for the upcoming Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again.

In a recent interview with the Ikuzo Unscripted podcast, Brewster, who has been Cox's longtime stuntman on Netflix's Daredevil, revealed that despite Cox advocating for his return, Disney declined to hire him for the revamped show. Brewster mentioned that Cox had persistently asked the studio to bring him back but never received a phone call regarding the matter.

The decision to exclude Brewster from the Disney+ series could potentially indicate the studio's intention to distinguish their iteration of Daredevil from the character's previous three-season run on Netflix. Daredevil: Born Again aims to integrate Cox's portrayal of the Devil of Hell's Kitchen from a Netflix original into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The original Netflix series garnered praise from both fans and critics for its dark and gritty tone. It featured Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, and Jon Bernthal made an appearance as Frank Castle/The Punisher in the second season. Only D'Onofrio and Bernthal are expected to reprise their roles in Daredevil: Born Again.

Charlie Cox's MCU Cameos

Cox has made some notable appearances since the conclusion of the Netflix series. He featured in Spider-Man: No Way Home as Matt Murdock, Peter Parker's attorney, and he showcased his fresh yellow-and-red Daredevil costume in the final two episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. These appearances departed from the brooding character established in the Netflix series, portraying a more charismatic and quick-witted Daredevil. Daredevil: Born Again, the upcoming series, will reportedly place a greater emphasis on courtroom battles rather than just street fights, distinguishing it from its Netflix predecessor.

With the exception of Brewster, Disney did not bring back most of the original crew from Seasons 1-3 of Daredevil. In an interview, the stuntman expressed his belief that Disney was "diminishing" the character and the show. "If you watch She-Hulk, they transformed Daredevil into a cartoon. It's entirely animated and the visuals are subpar," he commented. Brewster has a strong history of collaboration with the superhero studio, having worked on recent shows like Loki, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as well as the upcoming Captain America: Brave New World.

From a fresh suit design to a shift in tone and more acrobatic, fast-paced choreography, it appears that Disney and Marvel Studios are aiming to establish clear distinctions between Daredevil: Born Again and the Netflix adaptation. While Daredevil: Born Again is scheduled for a Spring 2024 release, it is possible that this could be delayed due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) writers' strike.

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