Daredevil: Born Again Star Charlie Cox Pays Tribute to the #SaveDaredevil Campaign

Daredevil star Charlie Cox has thanked the efforts of the #SaveDaredevil campaign, which began following the cancelation of the hugely popular Netflix series. Appearing at D23 and speaking with ExtraTV, the actor gave a “huge shout-out” to the fan-led campaign, with Cox admitting that he did not think he would ever get the opportunity to suit up as Daredevil again.

“A huge shout-out to the Save Daredevil folks because really, they went to work and they didn’t give up on that dream. And there was a long period of time where I was like, ‘I don’t think it is going to happen, guys.’ It is really emotional to be given this second life when you have already developed such a love for the character and the people, and now we are embarking on this whole new journey and it is the beginning again. I feel so grateful and excited and I’m nervous all over again, you know what I mean? It is a wild journey. It is the gift that keeps on giving.”

The Save Daredevil campaign began following the cancelation of the Netflix Daredevil series back in 2018. The petition garnered more than 400,000 signatures and called for Marvel Studios to bring back Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil and bring him fully into the MCU. The campaign reached far and wide, even gaining the attention of Cox’s Daredevil co-star, Vincent D’Onofrio.

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It sounds like Charlie Cox was just as disappointed as the rest of is when Daredevil was brought to a premature end. While the actor, who has no doubt had experience with the brutality of Hollywood, gave up hope, he is clearly deeply grateful that fans kept the Daredevil dream alive.

Charlie Cox Will Return in Daredevil: Born Again

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It has now been confirmed that both Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio will return in Daredevil: Born Again, with the characters all set to fully join the MCU. Little is yet known about the direction of the Disney+ series, though Cox has recently stated that he will do his best to avoid leaning too heavily into the comedy stylings that sometimes dominate the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“I don’t think that would work. Not over the course of our entire season,” Cox said regarding the character becoming too slapstick. “Not with this character. I don’t think it’s necessarily truthful enough to the source material for it to really work.”

Cox has also explained how Daredevil: Born Again will follow on from the Netflix show, revealing that fans should consider it a first series rather than a fourth one. “It is a Season 1, it is not Season 4, so it is a whole new thing,” Cox explained at D23 Expo. “Which I think is the way to go. If you are going to do it again, do it differently.”

Daredevil: Born Again is due for release in Spring 2024 and will consist of 18 episodes. Before leading his own series in Daredevil: Born Again, Charlie Cox will first suit up in both She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Echo on Disney+.