Netflix's Daredevil Actress Reacts to Disney+ Show Announcement

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Daredevil, Disney Plus

Daredevil's reintroduction into the MCU has been a hot topic over the past couple of years, and it's gained even more steam recently after the Daredevil Netflix series moved to Disney+. Now, that excitement has reached a fever pitch with the announcement that Disney and Marvel are officially working on a Daredevil series to premiere on their own streaming service.

With this news being so fresh, there are no signs pointing to whether Marvel Studios' take on the show will be a pure revival or a reboot for the MCU. No matter how those details pan out in the long run, however, just the news that the MCU gets its chance to bring a Daredevil series to life already has fans excited to see what the iconic hero can do alongside the rest of Earth's Mightiest.

After Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige shared that Charlie Cox would be the MCU's Daredevil in the lead-up to Spider-Man: No Way Home, he'll have the opportunity to expand on his role after the 70-second cameo in that threequel. Now, while the cast for the new series is still being kept under wraps, a couple of key players from the Netflix show shared their thoughts on the matter at hand.

Daredevil Staff React to MCU Revival News

Daredevil Amy Rutberg
Amy Rutberg in Daredevil

An actress and showrunner from Marvel TV's Daredevil expressed their excitement about news regarding Marvel and Disney developing a new Daredevil show to Disney+.

Actress Amy Rutberg offered only a small tease in reacting to these headlines, hinting that she and other cast members were "interested to hear" about this announcement. Rutberg played lawyer Marci Stahl in nearly a dozen episodes of Daredevil and one episode of the team-up series The Defenders, dating Elden Henson's Foggy Nelson for most of the series:

"I think there are a few people who may be interested to hear…"

Season 3 showrunner Erik Oleson jumped in on the fun as well, heaping heavy praise upon the show's cast and fans as Daredevil lives on for another day:

"Thrilled to learn that Daredevil lives on! Best cast and best fan base EVER!"

Season 1 showrunner Steven DeKnight offered his best wishes to Daredevil's next chapter and looks forward to seeing him succeed behind everyone involved with the show's revival:

"I personally look forward to the next chapter in DD’s life and wish everyone involved the absolute best!"

Although DeKnight clarified that he's not available to work on the new series, but he wants the new crew to have the freedom to put their best work forward regardless:

"I would but I’m currently unavailable for the next few years due to other commitments. Plus I want the new creative team to be free to do their thing!"

The showrunner responded to a fan anticipating that the new show won't be as good as DeKnight's work, hoping that the Disney+ outing will be even better than what came through on Netflix:

"Not at all! As a lifelong fan of the character, I hope it's even BETTER than what we did on Netflix. Lord knows they'll have a much, much larger budget."

Although he has "bittersweet" feelings about not being involved with Daredevil going forward, he just wants to see Marvel and Disney put forth a great product that he can enjoy alongside the fans:

"Bittersweet. But all I want is great Daredevil show I can watch with the rest of the fans!"

DeKnight once again expressed that the new show does well, sharing his excitement to see "what they're cooking up:"

"I think they’ll do just fine! Excited to see what they’re cooking up!

Cast and Crew All In for More Daredevil

The news about Daredevil's Disney+ show has everybody involved with the original fully invested, as proven by Oleson and Rutberg's reactions to the news. 

At the moment, there are no signs pointing to whether stars like Rutberg will return to their roles when the new series airs on Disney+ (the only cast member in play right now is Charlie Cox after his role in Spider-Man: No Way Home). But it does beg the question of what Marvel and Disney will decide to do when it comes to characters like Marci Stahl.

Seeing as Vincent D'Onofrio joined Cox in the MCU with his role in Hawkeye, there's certainly a chance that he'll be back in this new version of Daredevil to revive the hero vs. villain fights they had on Netflix. Also potentially in play are Henson's Foggy Nelson and Deborah Ann Woll's Karen Page, the latter of which has been a big supporter of Daredevil's revival for most of the past four years.

With this news being so fresh, it will more than likely be a while until more news becomes public regarding who Marvel will hire for the cast and crew of Daredevil's next round of storytelling. Regardless of when that happens, the show's comeback will be a hot topic of discussion as Marvel Studios works the Man Without Fear into Phase 4 of the MCU.

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Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.