During the series run of Hawkeye, the events featuring Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton would’ve made less of an impact than the introduction of Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin did. this meant that Netflix’s Defenders Universe was connected to the MCU and left a chance for the return of Charlie Cox as Daredevil on the silver screen.
And sure enough, soon after his brief cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home the same year, we witnessed the return of the star as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, we were also greeted by the fact that he will be making his solo debut in the MCU with the upcoming Daredevil: Born Again. But now, it seems like the proposed 18-episode run of the series may shrink in size, which might just be what the fans need.
Vincent D’Onofrio Reveals Daredevil: Born Again May Not Have The Initially Stated Number Of Episodes
One of the big draws of the earlier iteration of Netflix’s Daredevil was not Charlie Cox as the titular vigilante of New York, but rather Vincent D’Onofrio as Wison Fisk, popularly addressed as The Kingpin, known for his unnerving ferocity and ruthlessness. When he finally appeared in the MCU, the perfect storm started to brew for the revival of the Daredevil series in the franchise.
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And sure enough, Kevin Feige revealed that Daredevil: Born Again was in the works at Marvel Studios two years back at the San Diego Comic-Con. But since then, there have been a lot of changes that have taken place in the production of the show, which has cast doubt on the viability of the 18-episode run that was stated earlier.
In a recent interview with ComicBook, D’Onofrio gave us the heads-up, confirming that the original plan for the series with the number of episodes may be changed in the future. He said:
“I think this show could definitely work with more episodes, and I know that Charlie is, and I am too, happy to do that. But the number keeps fluctuating… I don’t want to say a number that we’re going to do because I’m not even quite sure what it is.”
While it may initially look like bad news for the show coming from the star who will play the main antagonist himself, this may just prove to be what the show needs.
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How Producing Less Episodes Can Help Daredevil: Born Again
While we may not know just how many episodes Marvel Studios is willing to slash from the original run, many fans have seen this as a good sign for the upcoming show.
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If the show follows the route Netflix took with its iteration of the vigilante, then even a 13-episode run will do wonders, especially since the script would have to be more tightly written to fit the episode count, which leaves a lot less room for deviation of focus from the main protagonist and his development in the series, making the show much more engaging.
Daredevil: Born Again, releasing in 2025.
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