Charlie Cox has apparently revealed that Daredevil: Born Again will not be fully R-rated when it arrives on Disney Plus.
Speaking exclusively to TechRadar to promote Treason, his new Netflix show, Cox admitted that the Marvel Phase 5 production will not be as gory or mature as the character’s Netflix series.
This is certainly disappointing news for Marvel fans who were hoping the Disney Plus show Daredevil in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) would be as brutal and grim as its three-season run on Netflix. However, Cox also hinted that Born Again would not be an entirely family-friendly offering. Instead, the standalone MCU series of The Man Without Fear will fall somewhere between TV-14 (that’s 12A in the UK) and R-rated (18).
When asked if he could confirm whether Daredevil: Born Again will have a strict R rating or not, Cox said: “I have no idea. My instinct tells me it’s going to be somewhere between what we’ve done before and what’s on Disney Plus right now. I imagine it’s going to stay sinister, dark and heartbreaking tonally – you know, aimed at a more mature audience. But it probably won’t be as gruesome.”
Given that Marvel Studios wants its movies and TV shows to reach the widest possible audience, it makes sense for Daredevil: Born Again to avoid the TV-MA rating. However, as Marvel starts making superhero movies and shows with a mature approach like Werewolf by Night, Marvel Zombies, and Deadpool 3, the question arises: Why can’t Born Again be fully R-rated?
Industry experts, including DanielRPK (opens in a new tab) and Grace Randolph (opens in a new tab) (thanks to Reddit for the finds) claimed Born Again Will have an R rating, but it has not been confirmed whether it will be 100% TV-MA or not. We’ll wait for confirmation from Marvel before drawing any conclusions.
It shouldn’t be too long before we find out though. With Daredevil: Born Again set to hit our screens in 2024, principal photography will have to start sooner rather than later. Fortunately, Cox was on hand to confirm when filming for Daredevil’s next adventure on the small screen would begin.
“I haven’t read any scripts,” Cox replied when TechRadar asked how much he knew about the show. “But I know we’ll start shooting next year. More precisely, at the beginning of next year.
According Discussions about Jacob Fisher from the movie (opens in a new tab)There are rumors that Born Again will go into full production in February, which is consistent with what Cox told TechRadar. With the numerous cast announcements that have surfaced in recent weeks, including Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark), Margarita Levieva (The Deuce) and Sandrine Holt (American Gigolo), it appears that Marvel is gearing up for production to begin .
For now, we officially know that Cox and fellow Netflix Marvel TV show alumnus Vincent D’Onofrio are returning as Daredevil/Matt Murdock and Kingpin/Wilson Fisk, respectively. In addition, Born Again will consist of 18 episodes, and principal photography is scheduled to take place in New York City rather than Marvel’s usual Atlanta filming location.
For more MCU-based content, read how to watch the Marvel movies in order. Alternatively, check out Marvel’s Phase 5 projects coming in 2023, including Loki season 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and Secret Invasion.