Since Disney acquired Marvel characters from 20th Century Fox and Netflix, Marvel Studios been working hard to integrate those characters into the MCU. One particular character would be Daredevil. Once owned by Netflix, Marvel introduced the Devil from Hell’s Kitchen during the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home but only as Matt Murdock. Reprised by Charlie Cox, Matt was hired as Peter Parker’s lawyer in the film after he was accused of crimes by Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Charlie Cox has been training with an MMA fighter to prepare him for his solo show, Daredevil: Born Again.
Cox will return as Daredevil for Alaqua Cox’s Echo series before a full reboot with Daredevil: Born Again. During a recent interview with THR, the actor revealed he’s been training with an MMA fighter.
“Enough to get through it and enough to do it. I was pretty sore and achy. I had just finished filming something, and I had to fly in to do it all,” Cox told THR. “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. I’m finishing up a project at the moment in Dublin, and I’ve been working with an amazing MMA trainer over here. So I’ve started to do some training with him to get ready for next year. So it’s been really fun to do that again and take it to a new level.”
Daredevil doesn’t look the same as he did in the Netflix series. In his MCU debut in She-Hulk, he donned a red and yellow suit as opposed to the dark red suit from the original series. According to She-Hulk: Attorney at Law head writer Jessica Gao, Marvel Studios chose Daredevil’s look for the series.
“Usually how they do it is they kind of let us propose what we want to do rather than give us guidelines,” Gao revealed. “When they first told us that [Daredevil] was a possibility we just couldn’t believe it. And as we were coming up with story and what we wanted him to do, the fact that they kept not saying no was shocking to us. The one thing that I didn’t have control of was the suit. They knew exactly what they wanted the suit to look like.”
Here is Marvel’s description of the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law series: “Directed by Kat Coiro (Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Anu Valia (Episodes 5, 6, 7) with Jessica Gao as head writer, “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk. The nine-episode series welcomes a host of MCU vets, including Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong. The cast also includes Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Kat Coiro and Jessica Gao. Co-executive producers are Wendy Jacobson and Jennifer Booth.”
All season one episodes for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law are now streaming on Disney+.
Marvel Studios’ Daredevil: Born Again starring Charlie Cox will be coming to Disney+ in Spring 2024.