Daredevil: Born Again To Be Reborn Again With All New Creatives

Details on the shocking news of Daredevil: Born Again stopping production and firing creatives due to Marvel execs being unsatisfied
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Marvel Studios has been hit with yet another problem. The upcoming anticipated Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again has hit a reset button while also letting the head writers. This comes as a complete shock since the show looked promising but according to The Hollywood Reporter who first reported on the news, trouble began when Marvel executives, including Kevin Feige, were not very enthusiastic about the footage they were able to review for the series.


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The series paused production in June due to the writers’ strike. This gave Marvel executives and Kevin Feige to look over the footage. After it was decided that the show wasn’t working, the studio let go of the head writers and directors for the project. Elements of the original series will be kept with both Corman and Ord being credited as executive producers but the series is heading in a new creative direction. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Ord and Matt Corman, who were the head writers of the series, were quietly let go in late September.

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The studio began looking for new writers for Daredevil once the WGA strikes ended and there is a possibility that the series will be cut down from its 18-episode commitment. With this new direction for the series, Marvel is hoping to make things right for a project that comes with high expectations from viewers.

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The show is Marvel’s first to have a hero who had a successful run on Netflix with three seasons. It was also reported that Corman and Ord’s versions of the series resembled a “procedural rather than the bloody and action-packed version of Daredevil that first existed on Netflix before moving to Disney+.” Charlie Cox reportedly didn’t don his Daredevil costume until the fourth episode of the reboot.

Daredevil is not the first Marvel series that has gone with drastic changes. For Moon Knight, show creator and writer Jeremy Slater quit which resulted in director Mohamed Diab taking over the project. Jessica Gao developed and wrote She-Hulk: Attorney at Law but once Kat Coiro came on board for the project, Gao was sidelined. Production became difficult, especially when the pandemic began and COVID became a problem among the cast and crew and that’s when the studio brought back Gao to oversee post-production.


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Secret Invasion became one of Marvel’s worst-reviewed series. Kyle Bradstreet who was a writer and executive producer on the hit USA Network series Mr. Robot, was working on the scripts for Secret Invasion for about a year when he was fired after Marvel decided on a different direction. Brian Tucker was brought in as the new writer while Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim were onboard as directors. Everything seemed like it was going well until the summer of 2022 when there were a lot of disputes that resulted in the series to stray off course.

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Jonathan Schwartz, a senior executive and a member of Marvel’s creative committee known as The Parliament was brought in to get Secret Invasion back on track when everything was falling behind schedule and when some actors were planning to leave the project due to other commitments. In September, many people on the team were replaced with new producers, unit production managers, and assistant directors. Bezucha was originally going to direct three episodes but he left the show due to scheduling conflicts. Chris Gary who was the Marvel executive who was overseeing the show was reassigned. There have been rumors that Gary is expected to depart Marvel when his contract is up at the end of the year.

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Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Marvel Studios’ SECRET INVASION, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL.

According to Marvel’s head of streaming, television, and animation Brad Winderbaum, they are trying to connect both the Marvel culture fans have come to love and the traditional television culture.

“It comes down to ‘How can we tell stories in television that honor what’s so great about the source material?’ We need executives that are dedicated to this medium, that are going to focus on streaming, focus on television because they are two different forms.”

-Brad Winderbaum-

Now that Daredevil: Born Again is on a standstill due to the studio looking for new writers and directors, we don’t know if this will delay the series even more.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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Stephanie Ramirez

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