In April 2015, Netflix and Marvel teamed-up to what would be the first of a handful of original titles based on Marvel comics characters with the release of Daredevil, starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. There series became a hit on Netflix, which spawned a handful of programs set in the same cinematic universe, which included The Defenders, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher.
Despite the success of these shows, Marvel and Netflix's relationship worsened, and within just a few months, Netflix cancelled each of its Marvel shows including the series that started it all with the cancellation of Daredevil in 2018 following the release of its third season. Star Vincent D'Onofrio, who plays Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in the show, revealed the reason why the Daredevil was cancelled on Netflix.
While some fans have given up hope that Daredevil Season 4 is coming, a new rumor suggests that the superhero series will return for its fourth season on Netflix's rival, Disney Plus. After all, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that Charlie Cox will reprise his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, and that the character will be officially be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as confirmed with Cox's brief cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
What are the Daredevil Season 4 Rumors?
In October 2021, a rumor surfaced online suggesting Marvel Studios and Disney Plus were looking to revive Daredevil series beginning with their characters returning in the upcoming Disney Plus original series Echo.
The rumor stated that Disney Plus was planning to bring back several Marvel characters from Netflix's Daredevil series as a way to reintroduce them into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to the rumor, Marvel Studios are working on a Daredevil project led by Charlie Cox, and it's expected to be Daredevil Season 4.
In March 2022, Murphy's Multiverse reported that a new production LLC (limited liability company) was formed less than two weeks ago titled "Blind Faith Productions LLC," likely to belong to Marvel Studios, which is a sly reference to Murdock's Catholicism and his literal blindness.
In response to this report, Geeks Worldwide's KC Walsh seemingly confirmed that it's indeed a Daredevil project and that it would start filming later this year.
A recent issue of Production Weekly showed a listing for a "Daredevil Reboot", claiming Kevin Feige and Chris Gray as the show's producers. Gray, who served as an associate producer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, recently served as producer on Marvel's Behind the Mask, a docuseries created for Disney+
Furthermore, former GWW Editor-in-chief KC Walsh has reported the series will either begin filming by the end of the year, or at sometime in 2023, so it's likely that Charlie Cox will return as Daredevil by 2024 at the latest.
Is Daredevil Season 4 coming in 2022?
No, Marvel Studios and Disney haven't announced any plans to release Daredevil Season 4 on Disney Plus this year, and there are currently no reports that production has started on a Marvel project with Charlie Cox. Although we've seen Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio reprise their roles as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, respectively, there's still no official word that they will appear in a new Daredevil project in 2022.
However, as the rumor suggests, these characters could play significant roles in Marvel's Echo, so hopefully, a new Daredevil project will be announced after it airs. Just don't expect a new Daredevil season this year.
In February 2022, Cox talked about his involvement with Spider-Man: No Way Home during his interview with HeyUGuys, and it was there, the 39-year-old English actor shared a story about an encounter he had in late 2019 with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. It turns out that the two met on Broadway one night, and according to Cox, Feige didn't bring up Daredevil once.
"I did a play in 2019 with Tom Hiddleston and Kevin Feige came to see our play," Cox said "And, Y'know, I went and shook hands with him and said hi and he said how much he enjoyed the play. Never mentioned Daredevil or anything like that. So it turns out he's a very good liar as well."
Many fans still consider Netflix's Daredevil series to be the best Marvel series ever, so we're excited to see Disney and Marvel Studios revive the show even if we have to wait until 2023.
Cox also confirmed that he does know a "little bit" of what's next for Daredevil, but he's remaining silent about it
Speaking to THR, Cox said, "Look, I don't have any idea what anyone's plans are at this stage, but I presume there's more for us to do".
The actor added: "I know a little bit — not a huge amount — but a little bit. I am imagining, I am hoping, that our worlds will collide again because the stuff we've done in the past was tremendous fun to do, and he's such an incredible actor. We have to start every conversation with, 'What do you know?' because you have to be careful. It's really exciting."
On Feb. 24, Cox confirmed that he will suit up as the Man Without Fear for the MCU, but wouldn't divulge in what project, or when:
“I know something,” Cox admitted. “I don't know much, but I know there will be something else.”
In April 2022, it was reported that Stacy's Caballero's website reveals that she worked on the upcoming Disney+ series Echo, which supposedly stars Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio alongside lead star Alaqua Cox. A quick look at Caballero's other projects reveals that she has worked on various projects for Marvel Studios and Disney productions, which lends authenticity to her contributions to the project, through it's unknown how much of a potential role the actors have in the new series. The resume also reveals that the project is set to release in 2023.
Production Weekly reported that Echo will begin filming on April 25, and is expected to continue through August 26 in Peachtree City, Georgia.
How will Daredevil tie back into the MCU?
It's still unclear how Daredevil would tie back into the MCU, but a fourth season could potentially follow one of Phase 4's biggest trends: introducing a character for the Young Avengers. Nearly every Phase 4 title has done this, including Black Widow, Loki, Wandavision, Hawkeye, and more.
Marvel can introduce a fresher comics character who can serve as a link to their Young Avengers arc: Blindspot (Samuel Chung). The Daredevil comics run which started in 2015 introduced a new superhero known as Blindspot. Chung and his mother emigrated from China into the U.S. when he was just a child. Soon after arriving in the U.S., Samuel started working on an invisibility suit. After years of upgrading his suit and his fighting skills, he went to the streets, acting as an apprentice of Daredevil.
It's likely that Blindspot will appear in the MCU's return to Daredevil in the new season and beyond since a Young Avengers movie is possibly in the works. MCU's Phase 4 already introduced several potential members, including Kate Bishop, Wiccan, Speed, America Chavez, Ms. Marvel, and several others. Now, introducing Blindspot could tie Daredevil back into the MCU
Daredevil & other Marvel TV shows are heading to Disney+
Netflix subscribers had noticed that Daredevil and other Marvel TV shows like Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders left Netflix in March 2022.
On March 1, Disney announced that these shows as well as the ABC Marvel series Agents of SHIELD will be added to Disney+ on March 16.
With the Marvel shows from Netflix being mature-rated, Disney+ also launched new parental controls in order to prevent their children from watching dark scenes and themes found across these Marvel shows.
These Marvel shows are now available to stream on Disney+ in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Disney promises that these titles will be added to other Disney+ regions later this year.
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