Disney+ Daredevil Reboot Will Be Lighter Than Netflix Show

Marvel producer Sana Amanat thinks the lighter tone of Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, and Javier Rodríguez’s Daredevil run could inspire the Disney+ reboot.

Marvel Studios may have the perfect way to bring daredevil in the MCU while honoring the comics.

Ms. Marvel co-creator and executive producer Sana Amanat spoke to Murphy’s Multiverse about the upcoming Disney+ show, which sees the creative shepherd a character she helped bring to the page as a writer for the little screen. But as Kamala Khan’s world slips easily into the streaming service, fans worry about the next daredevil to restart. One option, which the outlet offered Amanat, was to base the series on the more playful tone of Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, and Javier Rodríguez’s character run.

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“I don’t see why,” Amanat said when asked if the lighthearted hero twist could work for the new show. “Mark Waid’s run was pretty seminal. We’ve never seen that kind of story and I love the twist of that, and it was such an unexpected take on the character. In the same way, I wouldn’t be not surprised if they did. something like that in the MCU. Why not? We like to take risks and that’s the fun part of exploring multiple stories. So maybe.”

Although Waid has previously worked on daredevil, the arrival of artist Chris Samnee and colorist Javier Rodríguez in 2013 added a colorful tone to the typically dark character. As Waid, Samnee, and Rodríguez continued to collaborate on The Man Without Fear over the next two years, brighter stories emerged that were a big departure from past takes on the character. Eventually, Daredevil the hero and comic would return to his gritty roots.


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Despite Netflix daredevil series coming after the acclaimed Waid/Samnee/Rodriguez run, it went in the darker direction of previous comics. And this version of the show even made its way to Disney+ along with the other Defenders, so it’s not impossible that the daredevil the reboot will follow these traces. Of course, the original Disney+ content is considerably lighter, so some changes will likely be made. But if the minds behind the show decide to take a page from Waid and Samnee, perhaps even move Matt Murdock to San Francisco, then Marvel Studios and Disney would have the perfect excuse for a lighter take on the typically brutal vigilante.


Seasons 1–3 of daredevil are now streaming on Disney+. The reported reboot does not yet have a release date.

Source: Murphy’s Multiverse

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