Marvel’s Disney Plus series Daredevil: Born Again has been shrouded in secrecy, with many fans eager for any clues about its storyline. One persistent rumor suggests that we might witness Wilson Fisk, the notorious Kingpin of Crime, making a surprising transition to become Mayor of New York City. Set photos featuring Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays Fisk, have further stoked this speculation.
The photos from the set of Daredevil: Born Again show Vincent D’Onofrio posing with fans and wearing an American flag pin on his suit. That’s commonplace for those running for office in the United States, and this isn’t the first time Kingpin’s aspirations have been teased in photos from the show’s set.
The introduction of this political subplot could open a myriad of narrative possibilities for Daredevil: Born Again, as the potential of Fisk as Mayor could reshape the dynamics of New York City. Fisk’s foray into politics isn’t an unheard-of move. The character has previously run for Mayor in the pages of Marvel comics, balancing his dual life as a criminal mastermind and a public figure.
Michael Cuesta has been tapped to direct the pilot of Daredevil: Born Again. Cuesta is an experienced director who has worked on some of the most critically acclaimed TV shows of the last decade, with a resume that includes episodes of Dexter, Homeland and True Blood.
What to expect from the new Daredevil series
Little is known of Daredevil: Born Again, with plot details being kept under wraps. Jon Bernthal, Sandrine Holt, Margarita Levieva, Michael Gandolfini, Nikki M. James and Michael Gaston are set to appear in the series opposite Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio. Matt Corman and Chris Ord are writing and executive producing for Marvel.
Unfortunately for fans of Elden Henson’s Foggy Nelson and Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page, it has been confirmed that neither character will be returning for Daredevil: Born Again. The news has been met with disappointment from fans, as both characters played significant roles in the original Netflix series. However, it’s important to remember that the series is still in its early stages, and there’s always a chance that the characters could make a surprise appearance in future seasons.
Daredevil: Born Again is currently scheduled to premiere in Spring 2024 on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!