It’s surely only a matter of time until Daredevil season 4 becomes a reality – and here’s everything we know about the Disney+ revival so far.
It’s only a matter of time before Daredevil season 4 becomes a reality, as Marvel has confirmed Daredevil’s MCU return by announcing that Matt Murdock’s own series is already in the works. To say that Daredevil season 4 has been highly anticipated by Marvel fans would be a massive understatement. Back in 2015, an unprecedented partnership between Marvel Television and Netflix introduced viewers to a different kind of Marvel superhero—a street-level vigilante who operated in a brutal and bloody world. Daredevil was a hit and blazed the trail for all the subsequent Marvel Netflix shows such as Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher.
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Apart from how the original Daredevil series set up Netflix’s bold foray into Marvel property, Daredevil was especially praised for its stellar casting, with Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin serving as real standouts. Everything came to a head in 2018’s Daredevil season 3, one of the few Marvel Netflix shows afforded a satisfying conclusion before Netflix pulled the plug. The contract between Marvel and Netflix meant the characters and concepts were in limbo for two years, but once that period was up, Marvel wasted little time incorporating Cox’s Daredevil and D’Onofrio’s Kingpin into the MCU. D’Onofrio reprised the role of Kingpin in Hawkeye, and Cox of Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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With Cox and D’Onofrio now officially part of the mainstream MCU, Disney is reviving the Daredevil brand for its own platform. How the show looks and feels now that Disney has acquired the rights to distribute those classic Marvel Netflix properties is anyone’s guess – but here’s everything known about Daredevil season 4 to date.
Marvel’s Daredevil Season 4 Confirmed
Following Daredevil’s Spider-Man: No Way Home cameo, Marvel has announced that they will be rebooting the original Netflix series into Daredevil season 4 for the MCU, to be released on Disney+. Marvel is yet to announce an official release date for the new series, and has been quiet about Daredevil’s MCU return. That said, Daredevil season 4 being confirmed by Marvel means that Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock will be getting his own show, and will likely joined by D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. For now, it’s unclear whether or not any of the other characters from the original Netflix series will also be reprising their roles alongside Murdock in Hell’s Kitchen. Curiously, Daredevil season 3 sets up Murdock’s return for the reboot even before the character’s brief appearance in No Way Home. It would no doubt be interesting to see how Disney+’s Daredevil will pick up where Daredevil season 3 left off, how the story will be affected by Murdock’s connection to Peter Parker, and how Daredevil and Kingpin will inevitably reunite following the events of Hawkeye and the other movies and series in MCU Phase 4.
Is Daredevil MCU Canon?
At this stage, it’s difficult to say whether Netflix’s original Daredevil show is MCU canon. It’s possible that Marvel Studios is conducting a soft reboot, but until more details are available, the future is uncertain. On one hand, certain costume details in Hawkeye seem to hint at straightforward continuity. On the other hand, some deleted scenes contradict the timeline. Moreover, the actors themselves appear to have different views on this matter. D’Onofrio is convinced he’s playing the same iteration of Kingpin, while Cox has a preference for a soft reboot, whether via the multiverse or simply assuming a significant time-jump. That means it’s difficult to say whether Daredevil season 4 will be a continuation, a new beginning, or a combination of both.
Daredevil Season 4 Cast: Which Actors & Characters Will Return?
So far, only Cox and D’Onofrio are confirmed to be reprising their Marvel Netflix roles in the MCU, and it’s unclear whether both will appear in Daredevil season 4. Marvel could potentially choose to differentiate their version by avoiding bringing these two titans together straightaway, instead continuing to develop Kingpin in other Disney+ shows such as Echo. Hopefully, it won’t be long before more Daredevil cast members are confirmed as new MCU Phase 4 characters. Another likely character to return at some point is Daredevil’s best friend and lawyer sidekick Foggy Nelson, played by Elden Henson, although Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple would be an interesting return as well, as the character helped connect the various Marvel Netflix series and their various vigilantes.
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Daredevil Season 4 Story: What Season 3 Set Up
The end of Daredevil season 3 certainly left the show in an interesting place; it seemed to wrap up the Kingpin’s arc, and brought Matt Murdock’s life full circle, reuniting him with his friends Foggy Nelson and Karen Page. But the final scenes set up a new threat, with sociopathic FBI agent Dex Poindexter undergoing an experimental procedure to repair his broken back – and the camera panned in upon a bullseye in his eye, confirming he was morphing into classic Daredevil villain Bullseye. Should Daredevil season 4 be a continuation of the Marvel Netflix series, it could well build upon the classic villain.
Daredevil Season 4 Release Date Prediction
As Marvel has confirmed that production is already underway, Daredevil season 4’s release date could be sometime in either the third or fourth quarter of 2023, and there are also various other MCU movies and series in which Daredevil’s MCU return could come earlier. In fact, Marvel’s shared universe model means Cox and D’Onofrio could potentially appear in many other MCU projects going forward. After Daredevil season 3 and Hawkeye, Kingpin is bound to have larger and more sinister roles in the MCU. Meanwhile, Cox’s Murdock could well become any superhero’s lawyer. There’s even a possibility for Matt Murdock to be She-Hulk’s rival. Still, the real excitement is clearly around Daredevil season 4, and it’s likely that the revival will arrive sometime in 2023. That will presumably confirm whether or not Daredevil season 4 is a continuation or a soft reboot for the current and next phases of the MCU.
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