Vincent D’Onofrio has revealed that Marvel’s Daredevil: Born Again on Disney Plus will still be violent and brutal, just as the fans want it to be. Fans of the Netflix Daredevil series have been worried about how the new Disney Plus series would turn out.
Since Daredevil: Born Again will be shown under the watch of the House of Mouse, it’s just hard to tell until we get to see the actual show. For months there have been debates about whether Disney’s new Daredevil show will be TV-14 (12A) or R-Rated (18).
There’s been a lot of back and forth but no confirmation of what it will actually be. Daredevil star Charlie Cox even said that it would be in the middle. Some say that it would be just as brutal as the Netflix shows. It isn’t very clear.
Jon Bernthal’s return as The Punisher for the show was a welcome announcement. Other than it will set the new series in a familiar world that started in the Netflix shows, adding Punisher, who is known to be heavily violent in the comics, is a bit of assurance that the show will be violent. But how much?
Kingpin Actor Says Daredevil: Born Again Will Still Be Violent
In an interview with Newsweek, Daredevil actor who plays Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, Vincent D’Onofrio said about the new Disney Plus Daredevil series:
It was a concern of mine too because the Netflix show was so raw and brutal, you know? But then I started to look at what Marvel’s been doing lately with their series, and the direction that they want to go in.
All I can say […] is that if you look at the most brutal stuff that Marvel is doing, which is few and far between but it’s there, it will be there for us too.
I think one of the things that the fans loved with the original show was that it wasn’t just violence to be violent. It was, at times, a bit shocking to see but it was all based in emotional stuff, from Charlie’s part and mine. These are two very emotional characters caught up in this life of theirs, so it will answer all of that for the fans.
We will bring it on, and we will have emotional violence as well as just out-and-out physical violence.
D’Onofrio’s take on the matter gives a bit of confidence that it will keep the mature feel of the show. But it does seem that it may not be on the same level as the Netflix shows.
The actor continues to talk about Daredevil: Born Again and another upcoming MCU series Echo.
But it’s a long game, this series, and for actors that’s so much fun because you get to plan out and bring it.
I think that if people have watched everything that Fisk has been in, my character’s been in, they know that it actually is going to go there, and I think in Echo there’s a lot of that.
It’s quite something, there’s a big, strong father-daughter type relationship in Echo and it’s super, deeply emotional, and it’s not a joke. It’s not a wink to the audience or anything, it’s deep stuff and we’re going to do the same [in Daredevil: Born Again].
Vincent D’Onofrio Assures Fans That Disney’s Daredevil will Be Violent
Daredevil, which was originally released on Netflix, is a fan favourite. At first, no one really knew if it was connected to the MCU, but it did show that a mature-oriented show about a superhero works. One thing that also stood out was it didn’t pull its punches. It was violent and brutal, and fans loved it.
The Netflix Marvel shows expanded into The Defenders (which includes Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist), and so did another spinoff, The Punisher. All of them didn’t hold back and were brutal as they needed to be.
So, it was a disappointment when Netflix cancelled all of the shows under Marvel because Disney got the rights back. Many didn’t even think the shows would continue.
But it was good news when Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio returned to their Daredevil roles in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye, respectively. And to hear that Marvel Studios is making a new Daredevil show subtitled Born Again. It gave hope that the other members of The Defenders would show up too.
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