Daredevil Showrunner Slams MCU Reboot for Being an 'Old Disney Scam'

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One of the many MCU shows that is currently in the works is Daredevil: Born Again which will star Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio reprising their respective roles from the old Netflix series and their previous MCU appearances.

While the two actors are starring again in the upcoming series, it won't be considered a direct continuation of the three-season Netflix run and it is being set as a reboot since it will officially be part of the main MCU timeline and there will also be some major changes from the previous iteration.

The production is currently on pause due to the ongoing writers' and actors' strikes which have halted all projects across Hollywood. Recently, Marvel Studios took it off its release calendar due to the uncertainty regarding its release window.

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Netflix's Daredevil Showrunner Calls the MCU Reboot 'An Old Disney Scam'

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Steven DeKnight, who served as the showrunner of the first season of Netflix's Daredevil, recently interacted with a fan tweet on X that claimed that the previous series was canceled when the "crew got full raise and holiday/vacation pay" and the upcoming reboot is back to first season contractual terms.

He responded by calling the reboot "an old Disney cam" as they renamed the series to reset the contractual terms with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).

"He does. It’s an old Disney scam where they slightly rename a series to reset contract terms back to first season. Needs to be addressed by all the guilds/unions and crushed!," DeKnight wrote in his post.

The former showrunner addressed his comments again after it was featured in a news article where he clarified that he is looking forward to seeing Cox and D'Onofrio reprise their roles, but he is still calling out Disney for their "corporate shenanigans"

DeKnight wrote, "To be clear, I can’t wait to see Charlie Cox and the amazing @vincentdonofrio reprise their iconic rolls. But to claim this is a complete reboot and you don’t have to pay the original creatives is some corporate shenanigans, to say the least."

In case you didn't get DeKnight's point, Disney has been notorious in the past for changing the names of their shows once they reach the fourth season such as Hannah Montana when it was renamed to Hannah Montana Forever and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody which was rebooted to The Suite Life on Deck.

This is certainly an issue for the creative community since it is seemingly to be the case of Disney taking advantage of a loophole and they were able to get away with doing a "reboot" in order to reset the contractual terms and officially consider it as a new series.

The former Daredevil is obviously frustrated with this long-time issue and it would be interesting to see if it will be addressed properly in the ongoing labor disputes in Hollywood.

Daredevil is currently available to stream on Disney+.

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