Marvel actor Charlie Cox is training hard for his return as The Man Without Fear in the upcoming Disney+ series, Daredevil: Born Again. A new clip shared by Team KF Martial Arts shows Cox working the pads as he trains with MMA trainer Chris Fields. And Cox is looking fighting fit as he no doubt imagines the pads are goons trying to bring down Hell’s Kitchen. Check out the footage below.
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“Charlie cracking some pads from a few weeks ago,” a caption alongside the clip reads. “Getting serious pop on some of those shots. The left hook to the body is money. I’ve renamed the superman punch the Daredevil in my gym.”
Charlie Cox is now well-and-truly back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following a cameo appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home and an extended appearance as Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, in the Disney+ show She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. Cox is now confirmed to be leading his own series in Daredevil: Born Again, with the actor recently discussing the “amazing MMA trainer” he is working with and the training required to bring the superhero back to life.
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“I was pretty sore and achy,” the actor said. “I had just finished filming something, and I had to fly in to do it all. So I had a few days to work with the stunt team and do all that kind of stuff. Getting used to the suit again was also a challenge, but there was enough there for them to use a significant amount of what I actually shot.”
Charlie Cox Has Now Confirmed That the Disney Daredevil is the Same as the Netflix Daredevil
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While there had been some speculation regarding Daredevil’s jump from Netflix to Disney, and whether this was a fully rebooted iteration of the beloved character, Charlie Cox recently confirmed that they are one and the same.
“It should be and it is always the same character,” he declared. “The difference is just like with people, we morph and change and are very different based on what’s going on in our lives. The Matt Murdock from the Netflix show, that world and what was going on for Matt meant that most of the time we were living with a man who had a huge amount of pressure and strain and tonally the show was very dark and gritty and heavy. I don’t know what the new show will be like, but when I came over to do Spider-Man and She-Hulk, the tone is much more lighthearted and tongue in cheek and fun and witty and full of levity, so the hope was that Matt is able to fit into that world and participate in it without it being a different character, a different person.”
Not much has yet been revealed regarding the direction of Daredevil: Born Again, but a recent rumor has claimed that the series will be based on the comic book arc, Mayor Fisk, which finds The Kingpin running for Mayor…and Matt Murdock working for him.
Charlie Cox will next appear in the Disney+ series, Echo, with Daredevil: Born Again due to follow.