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It’s ironic that Marvel Cinematic Universe followers demanded for years that Charlie Cox’s Daredevil be introduced again and reabsorbed into the canonical fold, solely to seek out one thing to complain about when it lastly occurred.
The actor’s comeback is about to take off in spectacular vogue, with this reintroduction in Spider-Man: No Way Home now being joined by animated collection Freshman Year, Hawkeye spinoff Echo, and 18-episode revival collection Born Again on the docket. First up is that this week’s Disney Plus debutant She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, although, with loads of MCU supporters genuinely worried about how the light-hearted and frivolous franchise will treat the street-level vigilante.
Alarm bells had been raised when we were promised a lighter side of Daredevil in She-Hulk, with director Cat Coiro dancing across the query in an interview with ComicBook, even when she did stress Matt Murdock was all the time a part of the method.
“I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about it, but it’s very conscious and it’s very much planned. That’s all I can say.”
Showrunner Jessica Gao was much more forthcoming, indicating that the She-Hulk spin on Daredevil won’t be the template from which the likes of Echo and Born Again will find yourself working from.
“We were like, ‘This is our version,’ and it’s true for any character. Like every character that we’ve used that existed in the MCU, it gets to be a little bit different on our show because you see them in very dramatic roles like these big high pressure, high stakes kind of situations but on our show because our show is more of a slice of life, they can kinda take a break from that. They get to take a little bit of a comedy vacation.
Of course, after our show, they get to go back to save the world, saving the universe, very serious, intense story but on our show, they get to just take a little break and when the universe is not at stake like, ‘What’s going on with you?’ They get a chance to really explore like a different part of their character because not everyone can be at a 10 saving the world every minute of every day.”
While that won’t to a lot to silence the naysayers, one optimistic even essentially the most involved of Daredevil diehards can draw from the artistic staff’s feedback is that even when Matt cracks a gag or two in She-Hulk, he’s not going to develop into a full-time quip machine thereafter.