Daredevil: Charlie Cox Says Respawn Will Focus on More Legal Scenes
The upcoming Marvel Studios TV show Daredevil: Rebirth will focus on more legal scenarios involving Matt Murdoch, actor Charlie Cox says.
Daredevil: Rebirth will have more legal scenes and greater courtroom clout looming over the new show, star Charlie Cox has revealed. Netflix's Daredevil series was Cox's first appearance as the titular hero, and the series became one of streaming's biggest, spawning an entire universe of Marvel programming at Netflix, loosely tied to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Daredevil was canceled after season 3 due to Marvel's choice to move their character to Disney+. Cox's Daredevil returned to the MCU in Spider-Man: Homeless, before going on to play a supporting role in the She-Hulk franchise. Daredevil: Rebirth will be Cox's first lead role in the MCU.
In an interview with GQ, Cox explained that Daredevil: Rebirth will focus more on Matt Murdoch's legal side than the Netflix show. According to Cox, the reason the series will further explore Matt's role as a lawyer is because of Daredevil: Rebirth's staggering 18 episodes. Cox also revealed that since Netflix's Daredevil didn't explore Matt's lawyer role, he's now "very focused on working on that character and that area of his life," so Actors can do the right thing with a role. Check out Cox's full quote below:
I think because of the number of episodes they've committed to, there'll be a heavy influence of courtroom stuff—Matt Murdock, the lawyer in the new show. So I'm heavily focused on researching that area of this character and his life. It was one of the areas we didn't do a huge amount of exploration around before. Even my accent is probably really rusty.
Why Daredevil: Born Again Focusing On Matt’s Lawyer Side Is Good
Netflix's Daredevil does a great job of humanizing Cox's vigilante, and does an even better job of portraying Daredevil in great action scenes. One thing that was missing from the show, however, was a crucial aspect of Matt's work as a lawyer in court. Daredevil's history in the comics is filled with great stories that revolve around the character using the law instead of his fists to keep bad guys in jail. While the show does touch on Matt's life as a lawyer, both in the present and in flashbacks, actual scenes of Matt fully engaging in legal battles in court are rare.
Daredevil: Rebirth focuses more on Matt's role as a lawyer, which is great for the show and the audience. Every superhero show, especially an 18-episode series like Daredevil: Rebirth, needs to balance action sequences that cost more to produce with moments of character development that cost less but still work, making The audience resonates with the heroes on screen. Budget constraints aside, Cox has shown in previous "She-Hulk: The Lawyer" and "Daredevil" courtroom scenes that he can deliver compelling A performance that rivals most of the hero's action sequences.
The New Daredevil Show Must Avoid She-Hulk’s Courtroom Mistakes
The Arrival of She-Hulk: The Lawyer on Disney+, a show described as a legal comedy, promises to deliver what Daredevil misses in terms of actual courtroom scenes. There's nothing unusual about the actual legal scene, though it does present a number of cases in court with attorney Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany). She-Hulk: Lawyer's lackluster courtroom scenes may be due in part to lead writer Jessica Gao's open admission that writers "are all very slow to realize that none of us are good at writing, you know, provoking trial scenes." Daredevil: Respawn had to avoid that mistake, and Marvel Studios seems to have realized it, choosing writers Matt Corman and Chris Ord to helm the show. The duo's previous stint on Covert Affairs could be good for Daredevil: Rebirth, which featured a blind male lead in a weekly case.