The production of Daredevil: Born Again is in full swing, but the Marvel series could play a nasty trick on Netflix fans.
After several months of uncertainty, Daredevil: Born Again has finally resumed filming, while the Disney+ series underwent a 180-degree creative shift during the recent writers and actors strike in Hollywood. The project, originally planned as a soft reboot of Netflix’s brilliant Daredevil, now seems to conform to the established continuity.
Recently, there have been numerous returns, including Wilson Bethel reprising his role as Bullseye, and most notably Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson, known as Karen Page and Foggy Nelson. These two friends of Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock have recently appeared on the set of Born Again. But don’t get too excited, because this comeback could quickly turn into a drama. Warning, possible spoilers!
Their appearance in videos shot on the New York set has heated up the world of Daredevil fans. Although they were not part of Marvel’s initial plans for Born Again, Karen and Foggy are both back. Their presence further confirms the close ties that the Disney+ series will have with the Netflix series, leading some to call this real-fake reboot a simple season 4.
However, the maneuver could conceal a sinister plan by Kevin Feige and others, justifying the subtitle Born Again. According to insider Daniel RPK, Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Karen Page, will only be part of three episodes. Just like a certain Bullseye, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Despite the creative revamp, Marvel could still be planning to establish a new status quo for Daredevil in the MCU. For that, nothing is better than a tragic loss on screen, in the vein of many comics about the Man Without Fear. Here, an adaptation of the infamous death of Karen Page at the hands of Bullseye could be the perfect opportunity to start this new chapter.
This theory is supported by the originally planned absence of Karen and Foggy, with some rumors even mentioning an off-screen death that would have forced Matt Murdock to hang up his costume. Kevin Feige may have retained this concept, while allowing for a smoother and more logical transition between the Netflix series and its successor on Disney+.
At first glance, this seems like a terrible blow to fans. However, upon reflection, it may be a perfect option for the MCU. Already, it quickly solidifies the dark tone promised after the launch of Echo in early January 2024. It also respects the beloved legacy of the Netflix series, while quickly establishing that Born Again will be an independent project.
Just as we are celebrating their return, should we already be preparing to say goodbye to one of these beloved characters (or both)? Based on the information, it’s a possibility that shouldn’t be ruled out. In any case, it’s a bold choice that would directly boost interest in this more or less assumed sequel, which we are now eagerly awaiting..