For the new Marvel television series Daredevil: Born Againthere is a significant change of plans.
After a pause in production in mid-June due to the writers’ strike, Marvel Studios is planning to bring in new writers and directors to revamp the show’s production team. This decision was made after determining that the show wasn’t working, as American magazine confirmed Deadline.
Head writers Chris Ord and Matt Corman and directors have been fired, we learn from Deadline and other American press publications.
Corman and Ord will remain executive producers of the television series, which will consist of two seasons. Dare devilwhich first aired on Netflix, follows protagonist Charlie Cox, who plays Matt Murdock/Daredevil, a blind lawyer who becomes a superhero to fight crime.
Almost half of the series’ episodes (18 in total) have already been filmed. Marvel plans to keep some footage, although the show appears to be shifting its focus to a more serialized format.
Marvel Studios needs to pay more attention to product quality control
If there’s one studio known for producing high-quality, highly successful films with high audience ratings, it’s Marvel Studios. As he points out Deadlinehowever, the decline in takings, audiences and critical acclaim regarding some series and certain films after the pandemic (Eternals, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania) represents a wake-up call for the studio led by Kevin Feige. This situation has led Marvel Studios to pay more attention to controlling the quality of its products.
Many Marvel product release dates have been moved
Last September it was announced that while the second season of Loki it would have remained in line with the 2022 programming and the second season of the animated series What If? would have aired during the holidays, other Marvel series would have moved the dates. For example the spin-off of Hawkeye, Echowill debut in January instead of November, while the animated series X-Men ’97 will be broadcast early next year and the spin-off of WandaVision, Agatha: Darkhold Diariess, with Kathryn Hahn in the lead role, is expected to debut around Halloween the following year.
Dare devil was originally broadcast on Netflix but after the launch of the Disney+ platform, several Marvel series on Netflix moved to Disney’s streaming service in mid-March 2022. Other Marvel series that were moved from Netflix to Disney+ are Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Defenders And The Punisher.
There’s already been some crossover with Dare devil in the new Marvel works: Cox’s Murdock made an appearance as the lawyer of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Homewhile the gangster Kingpin played by Vincent D’Onofrio was the main villain in Hawkeye and it will also appear in Echo.