After having her role recast for the MCU's upcoming Disney+ show, Daredevil: Born Again, one of the stars from the original Daredevil Netflix series broke her silence on the move.
While Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio are both in line to reprise their roles as Daredevil and Kingpin from Netflix's Defenders Saga, Marvel Studios has made it clear that there will be plenty of roles recast for the new Disney+ entry.
Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson's absence from Born Again's call sheet signaled that both Karen Page and Foggy Nelson would be played by new actors in this MCU series, which sparked more casting-related news in early March. Loki Actor Breaks Silence on Deadpool 3 Rumored Appearance
This has a number of fans upset and curious about what this means for other roles in Daredevil: Born Again, bringing up plenty of questions about how the story will fit both into the larger MCU and potentially with its Netflix counterpart as well.
Daredevil Star Speaks Out on Born Again Recast
Actress Ayelet Zurer, who portrayed Wilson Fisk's love interest and eventual wife, Vanessa, in Netflix's Daredevil, took to Instagram to finally address being recast for Marvel Studios' Daredevil: Born Again series.
This comes after Sandrine Holt was cast as Vanessa Fisk for the new MCU series, making her the first known character to be publicly recast from the Netflix show. Disney Restricting Lucasfilm’s Upcoming Projects (Report)
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Zurer shared an article looking back on her Daredevil character, highlighting her best moments from her original three-season run.
In the second part of her Instagram Story, she expressed her sadness to not continue on in the Disney+ show while sharing how big of a fan she still is of Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin:
"Sad to not take part. But I will always be Vincent D'Onofrio’s biggest fan"
When Will Daredevil: Born Again Finish Casting?
Considering that there has been no official word regarding the relationship between Daredevil: Born Again and its Netflix counterpart, the casting of the film has been quite an intriguing subject. And while this round of recasting will disappoint many, including those being recast themselves, the hope is that it will all be for the benefit of Marvel making a show that will speak to the entire MCU fandom. Matt Damon Confirms Sequel Recently Got Pitched
Born Again has been incredibly busy on the casting front by bringing more than half a dozen new stars into the series, although most of the roles haven't been revealed yet outside of Cox, D'Onofrio, Holt, and Jon Bernthal's returning Punisher.
But with filming taking place for almost the entire rest of this year, there is still a great deal of time for these roles to reveal themselves, particularly if Daredevil ends up facing the delays that have plagued the MCU recently.
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Currently in production, Daredevil: Born Again will debut on Disney+ in the spring of 2024.