The original Netflix Daredevil Netflix series has become canon once again. Originally slated to tie into the MCU according to Joe Quesada back in 2014 before being disclaimed away as its own separate Netflix entity, a recent interview with Screenrant has confirmed yet that the Netflix Daredevil run is again part of the MCU canon. Much in due thanks to Daredevil: Born Again and what took place back in October.

Many of the original production team were let go thanks to unpopular ideas such as the off-screen deaths of both Foggy Nelson and Karen Page. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kingpin actor Vincent D’Onofrio confirmed just how it was that these changes affected what’s happening with the original series. Including how the subsequent meetings on how to fix this led to Daredevil becoming MCU canon. 

“During our restart of all the creative on Daredevil: Born Again, all the creatives got together and said, ‘Look, this is how we’ve got to do it now. So we are for sure only speaking about it in terms of being directly connected to the original Daredevil, and that’s a great thing. It brings in a lot of cool stories and all the collateral story that happened in those original three seasons. So we now get to start this Born Again situation with all of that history behind us and the outcome of all that history. So we’re all talking about Daredevil: Born Again in those terms now.”

Marvel Studios has backtracked quite a bit regarding where Daredevil: Born Again fits in the canon. Originally conceived as a separate storyline, despite the previous adaptation of Frank Miller’s Born Again in Daredevil season 3, the studio had asked the original Daredevil Netflix stars Vincent D’Onofrio and Charlie Cox to reprise their roles but as different iterations of the same characters. With Cox having already cameoed as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk, atop D’Onofrio’s return as Kingpin in Hawkeye and Echo

Bringing back the Netflix series into the fold opens a lot of possibilities. Popular fan theories have trended regarding what the MCU could do with The Hand, and even, whether or not Wilson Bethel’s Bullseye could return. It’s also telling that Marvel had added Moon Knight and Loki directors, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead into the production. Two creatives whom D’Onofrio had shared he’s excited to work with.

“When I heard that [they were joining Born Again], I was like, ‘OK, not only are we switching things up, but the bosses are doing the right thing for us.’ They’ve given us their hottest talent, and that’s pretty cool. So the first thing I did was thank them. I thanked Kevin [Feige] for doing that and sticking with Charlie [Cox] and I. It’s a pretty amazing thing.”

Still early in production, Daredevil: Born Again is not expected to release until 2025.


  1. Reading the original Screenrant article, it doesn’t appear that the Netflix Daredevil series is officially MCU canon.

    It only states the opinion of one MCU executive producer, Brad Winderbaum, that the Netflix series is part of the MCU canon.

    He is quoted as saying “now that we see actually how well integrated the stories are, I think that I personally, Brad Winderbaum, would be confident in saying it is part of the Sacred Timeline”.

    He seemed pretty clear that he was delineating between his opinion and Marvel Studios.

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