Daredevil: Born Again’s new head writer and directors have renewed my faith in the Marvel TV show
Daredevil: Born Again has a new head writer and directors – and their hiring has restored my faith in the upcoming Marvel TV show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Marvel has handed the reins of the Disney Plus series to Dario Scardapane – the journalist-turned-screenwriter taking over from departing duo Chris Ord and Matt Corman.
The Disney subsidiary has also enlisted Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead to film the rest of the show. The filmmakers’ names will be familiar to established Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans, with the pair previously helming two Moon Knight episodes. The duo is also the main director of Loki season 2, which is currently airing on Disney Plus.
The trio’s hiring comes as a major relief to fans who have long been waiting for a standalone Daredevil series set in the MCU.
We reported this at the beginning of October Daredevil: Born Again‘s development was in serious trouble when Marvel wanted to completely rework the live-action show. At the time, THR suggested that Marvel was unhappy with the direction the series was going, so it decided to recast the project before it was too late. That led to the departure of Ord and Corman, along with those who had directed the first four episodes.
It’s believed that Marvel will retain scenes from the show’s first few weeks of production – principal photography that began in March but was halted due to the now-resolved writers’ strike and ongoing actors’ strike. Once a resolution is found for the latter, filming of the Marvel Phase 5 TV show will resume. Rewrites are also expected, with Scardapane saving additional content to fit into the already shot footage, and new episodes to expand on the rest of the film. Daredevil: Born Again‘s plot.
Scardapane’s involvement in Daredevil’s MCU project is certainly intriguing. With writing and producing credits for shows including Prime Videos Jack Ryan by Tom ClancyScardapane has already made a name for itself in Hollywood circles.
It is his previous work on Netflix The punisher – the Netflix spin-off starring John Bernthal Daredevil TV show – that’s what makes his recruitment so exciting, though. Scardapane wrote four The punisher‘s best episodes, including ‘Home’ (season 1, episode 12), which according IMDb users, is the best entry of the show. In a production capacity, Scardapane will have overseen The punisher‘s gritty tone and bloody action. MCU fans hope so Daredevil: Born Again will follow a similar R-rated trajectory as its Netflix counterpart and The punisherTherefore, we should welcome Scardapane’s involvement with open arms.
The recruitment of Benson and Moorhead is equally fascinating. The duo made a name for themselves in critically acclaimed indie films, including science fiction films Something in the dirt and horror-infused projects The infinite And Synchronous.
It’s their job Moon Knight And Loki However, Season 2 has put them in the spotlight – and for good reason. Their kinetic camerawork makes the Marvel episodes they’ve directed feel more alive, which bodes well Reborn‘s various action scenes. Their ability to extract the highest level of emotional performance from the stars of each show, and to imbue certain scenes with terrifying and gruesome horror, mind-bending sci-fi, unexpected comedy and suspenseful drama, makes them ideal for the multi-genre approach.
I hope she and Scardapane can give Reborn the much-needed injection of heavy drama, ultra-violence and super-powerful legal tonality it needs. Fans shouldn’t expect this Daredevil: Born Again will debut on Disney Plus until 2025, though the series will join many of its TV peers in being delayed until 2024 and beyond.