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Disney Unhappy With Daredevil: Born Again And Parts With Writers And Directors In Revamp!

Another piece of casting news for this show as Daredevil: Born Again adds Genneya Walton to the cast.

This is a massive story folks. According to THR, Disney is unhappy with Daredevil: Born Again and parts with the writers and directors in a huge revamp. As you know, Daredevil: Born Again was around midway through shooting it’s 18 episode Season when the strikes kicked in. However, according to the trade, the time off has allowed Disney to review what they were getting for their money. The word is, they were unhappy with the show and have decided to essentially reboot it with new writers and directors.

As reported by the trade.

‘It didn’t take long to see the problem after Marvel Studios’ Daredevil: Born Again paused production mid-June during the writers strike. Fewer than half of the series’ 18 episodes had been shot, but it was enough for Marvel executives, including chief Kevin Feige, to review the footage and come away with a clear-eyed assessment: The show wasn’t working.’

‘So, in late September, Marvel quietly let go head writers Chris Ord and Matt Corman and also released the directors for the remainder of the season as part of a significant creative reboot of the series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The studio is now on the hunt for new writers and directors for the project, which stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer turned superhero.’

This is a massive story if true. It also pretty much means we can potentially rule out almost every leak and rumor about the show. If the show is being rewritten and reshot then anything could change?

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As for what was wrong? well here is what THR has heard.

‘With Daredevil’s new direction, Marvel hopes to right the ship on a project with sky-high expectations. The show is Marvel’s first to feature a hero who already had a successful series on Netflix, running three seasons. But sources say that Corman and Ord crafted a legal procedural that did not resemble the Netflix version, known for its action and violence. Cox didn’t even show up in costume until the fourth episode. Marvel, after greenlighting the concept, found itself needing to rethink the original intention of the show.’

That doesn’t sound very fun at all, does it, though, cheaper to film.

‘Marvel plans to keep some scenes and episodes, though other serialized elements will be injected, with Corman and Ord becoming executive producers on the two-season series.’

Ouch, and the trade goes on to list various other issues that surrounded other already released Disney+ projects and it sounds like Marvel just made all the wrong choices for TV. There is after all no doubt that recent Marvel movies and TV series outside of Guardians 3 and Loki respectively have been rough. However, the main worry for Disney is that fans are not enjoying them and the general interest in Marvel right now is as low as it has been since 2008.

Marvel was Disney’s golden goose, and since it joined the TV realm it has been mismanaged. It’s as simple as that folks.

What do you think of the news Disney is unhappy with Daredevil: Born Again and parts with the writers and directors in a huge revamp? Thoughts below as always.

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