News about Daredevil: Born Again roll call of actors, not including Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson disappointed many fans. Woll portrayed the role of the Nelson&Murdock law firm assistant Karen Page, while Henson played Matt’s best friend, Foggy Nelson. The two characters with Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock make up the series’ core trio.
Ever since Disney re-acquired the characters for Marvel Studios to bring it to Disney Plus from Netflix, fan reactions have been a mix of excitement and dread. It excited fans that Daredevil would eventually come into the Marvel fold. At the same time, fans dread that since it will leave the Netflix delivery of the story, the series will also say goodbye to its adult, dark and brutal themes.
Somehow, what the ex-Netflix series fans have been seeing from the characters were not exactly reassuring. Many were unhappy with the comedic and lighthearted Daredevil they saw in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. Also, even though Vincent D’Onofrio’s return as Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin in the Hawkeye series more than a year ago, excited fans, his brief appearances were noted to be less menacing.
Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson Might Not Reprise Their Roles For Daredevil Born Again
An article from The Hollywood Reporter delivered the great news and confirmation that Jon Bernthal will be back as Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, for the Daredevil: Born Again series. However, it also noted that two actors well-connected to Murdock’s journey weren’t in the roll call. They wrote:
Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson, who played classic supporting characters Karen Page and Foggy Nelson, respectively, are not on the roll call for the Marvel series. It is also unclear whether those characters will be recast or excised from the story.
Even though they did not specifically say that the actors are not actually in the new series, the roll call is assumed to be sort of a master list of who will appear. Marvel has no official statement about the list of actors, nor have they released an official list of characters in the series.
At this point, no one is sure if the characters Karen Page and Foggy Nelson were recast or totally absent in the developing series. Furthermore, it is not also certain whether the roll call is, in fact bearing the complete actors list.
So, is there still hope for fans to expect that Woll and Henson would come back for the MCU version of the series?
Will MCU Daredevil Born Again Replace Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson?
As bleak as it may seem at this point, there is still a glimmer of hope. But, as fans, we also have to expect the worst. Despite the fact that they did not categorically say who among the listed actors will be portraying Page and Nelson, time is of the essence.
Is there a chance that the two actors are still in negotiations for the reprise of their roles? That is possible. Logistically, are they actually available for the shoot? However, it isn’t like they are irreplaceable like Cox and Bernthal, right? Even if Marvel Studios want them back, there may be chances that they themselves are not available in terms of production schedules.
I cannot deny that the news about them not coming back as their previous characters is an absolute disappointment for me. But what could we do? This also brings the worry of whether the production will be “watering down” their storytelling a notch higher for me. The more they deviate, the more I worry.
Then again, possibilities are what they are. If it is possible that it could get worse, then there is an equal possibility that it can be better. The thing is, the previous ‘outings’ of the Daredevil characters from Netflix to Disney Plus MCU aren’t that promising.
The upside? With Jon Bernthal coming back as The Punisher, it is a good indication that they are trying to do right by the series. The actor has stated before that he is only interested in doing The Punisher right. And now he is there.
What do you think of the possibility that Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson won’t be in the MCU Born Again series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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