Daredevil: Born Again’s Vincent D’Onofrio Responds To Huge Series Overhaul

Vincent D'Onofrio comes to the defense of Daredevil: Born Again following the recent news of the creative reset.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin in Daredevil

Some shocking news recently resurfaced for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe reboot of the Daredevil Netflix series as Daredevil: Born Again. It looks like the television series, which already began production before the recent strikes, is going through a major creative and production overhaul. It looks like multiple executive producers and writers, Chris Ord and Matt Corman, were quietly let go from the show.

After the controversial news surfaced, series star Vincent D’Onofrio, who portrays Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin, in the series commented on the news, sharing some insight on what’s been happening with the project. You can read what he had to say in response to another user on X below:

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Production had begun on the show earlier this year. D’Onofrio is not only back as Kingpin, but Charlie Cox also returns as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Back in April, he wrote on the filming process, “So very excited about Daredevil: Born Again. Such an incredible cast and crew. Just finished a big scene yesterday and it was so intense and wonderful working with two of the other cast members. Wow. We all have a lot to look forward to. We meaning, you too.”

Wilson Fisk Kingpin Hawkeye, star of Daredevil: Born Again

What prompted D’Onofrio’s comments was an X user saying his April comments “aged poorly.” In response, D’Onofrio wrote, “Unless you really know what’s going there’s a chance you could be wrong about this statement. We are going to bring forward the best series we can. One we can be proud of. Have some trust, my friend, trust.”

Previously, the show was forced to pause its production back in June due to the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) that was declared in May. The strike was recently resolved last month, with the WGA ratifying their new contract earlier this week.

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However, while the WGA strike has been resolved, the actors’ union (SAG-AFTRA) strike against the AMPTP has not. The SAG-AFTRA strike began on July 14. Daredevil: Born Again will not be able to resume or complete shooting until the SAG-AFTRA strike is resolved.

As a result of these setbacks, Daredevil: Born Again more than likely won’t be able to meet its target 2024 launch period. These new production obstacles will likely set it back even further, as the show looks for a new creative team after Ord and Corman were relieved of their duties from the show last September.

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As previously noted, Marvel Studios started looking for new writers for the series after the WGA strike ended. It’s also possible the show’s season order might be cut down from its initial 18-episode commitment. The rumors from The Hollywood Reporter also indicated that Cox does not even suit up as Daredevil again until the fourth episode.

Hopefully, Marvel Studios gets on top of the production issues and figures things out so that Daredevil: Born Again will deliver on fan expectations. For now, while the show has been put on indefinite hold, it’s currently in the works for Disney+ and is due out later on.

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What do you think of Vincent D’Onofrio’s comments? Is there trouble ahead of Daredevil: Born Again? Is the series in trouble? Or are the recent changes a good thing that could potentially fix and save the series? Let us know your thoughts about the news on The Illuminerdi’s social media.

SOURCE: Vincent D’Onofrio Twitter

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