Marvel might as well start marketing Daredevil: Born Again as the fourth season of Netflix’s Daredevil series.
The MCU take on Matt Murdock will once again see him squaring off against Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin, in a show that will also see Jon Bernthal return as the Punisher.
Elden Henson and Deborah Ann Woll are also reportedly set to return as Foggy Nelson and Karen Page, respectively.
Now, the latest report states that Wilson Bethel is also returning, as Benjamin “Dex” Poindexter. The character appeared in season 3 as a psychopathic FBI agent who suffered from psychological issues.
Bullseye doesn’t have any superpowers, but he can turn nearly anything within reach into a deadly projectile. He can utilize playing cards, screwdrivers and pencils just as effectively as traditional throwing weapons like shurikens and kunai. His marksmanship in Marvel is second to none.
Initially appearing as a Daredevil impostor, it didn’t take long for Marvel Comics fans to realize that Bethel would be portraying the show’s take on the classic Marvel villain, Bullseye.
If all these rumors pan out, it seems Marvel Studios is pulling out all the stops to make sure that MCU fans start viewing Born Again as a must-see television series.
Filming on the TV show seemingly resumed on Monday and will purportedly focus on Fisk running for mayor of New York City.
A new showrunner (The Punisher and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’s Dario Scardapane), directors ( Moon Knight and Loki season 2 directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead) and a few familiar faces from the Netflix Daredevil series have been brought in to appease Kevin Feige, who reportedly was not impressed by early footage filmed prior to this summer’s WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike.
The production shut down due to the strikes but that allowed Feige the chance to review what had been filmed and move quickly to make sweeping changes.
In addition, it’s thought that Born Again’s initial 18-episode order has been significantly reduced in the wake of the revamp. It’s now thought that the show might consist of 8-12 episodes, with a potential midseason hiatus also in play.
Currently, Born Again is without an exact release date but it’s said to be part of Phase Five of the MCU, which ends on February 14, 2025, with Captain America: Brave New World. Phase Six is currently slated to begin on May 2, 2025, with Fantastic Four but that release date might be in danger if Marvel doesn’t lock down the cast for Marvel’s “first family.”