Daredevil on Disney Plus: Everything we know about the MCU show

Sam Comrie
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Daredevil is returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney Plus. Here’s everything you need to know about Charlie Cox’s upcoming Daredevil outing, from the release date and trailer, to the cast and plot. 

Disney+ has spawned a successful wave of MCU TV shows, though Netflix beat them to it first. Daredevil wasn’t just a brilliant introduction of the character for the MCU, it defined superhero TV shows for years to come.

Charlie Cox initially reprised his role as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and now Daredevil: Born Again is coming to Disney+.

Spoilers ahead for Netflix’s Daredevil and Hawkeye…


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An image of Charlie Cox's Daredevil on Netflix, who's returning for the Daredevil Disney Plus show.
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Charlie Cox played the role of Matt Murdock across three seasons of Daredevil for Netflix.

Daredevil Disney Plus: Is there a release date?

In May 2022, Variety revealed that a new season of Daredevil would be coming from writers Matt Corman and Chris Ord. Kevin Feige revealed at San Diego Comic 2022 that Daredevil: Born Again would debut in Spring 2024.

Fans of the Man Without Fear have been eager for Matt Murdock’s return, following the transfer of the show’s rights to Disney in 2020.

Daredevil Disney Plus: Who’s in the cast, and is anyone returning from the Netflix show

We don’t have a confirmed list of the new season’s cast but we do know that Charlie Cox is returning to the role. The British actor was last seen as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home, a cameo that was shrouded in immense secrecy. Matt Murdock has also been confirmed to star in She-Hulk on Disney+ too.

However, Cox isn’t the only Daredevil character that has gained new life in the MCU. Hawkeye saw Vincent D’onofrio back as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, alongside fan-favorite character Echo. Perhaps a reunion is on the cards.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Cox and D’onofrio will return for Echo, a spin-off show based the villain who debuted in Hawkeye. According to their report, Echo will contain a plotline in which Daredevil is searching for fellow Defender hero, Jessica Jones.

We’ll update this article upon any casting details. 

An image of Kingpin in Hawkeye, who's hoped to return for the Daredevil Disney Plus show.
Kingpin made his way back to the small screen in Hawkeye.

Daredevil Disney Plus: What will it be about?

The plot of the fourth season or rumored soft reboot hasn’t been revealed just yet.

The show, titled Daredevil: Born Again, we’re sure that we’ll see Matt Murdock come face to face with Wilson Fisk once more, as their deadly feud to battle for Hell’s Kitchen continues. It’s also possible that we could see legendary villain Bullseye appear, as Season 3 laid the groundwork for his rise to power.

Daredevil Disney Plus: What’s happened in the show so far?

Daredevil Season 1

Netflix’s first season of Daredevil set the foundations for the character. We met his close friend Foggy Nelson, future colleague Karen Page and Matt Murdock’s mentor, Stick. Wilson Fisk is manipulating the gangs of New York, as he attempts to claim Hell’s Kitchen and the city at large for his own. Thankfully, Murdock prevails and is able to send Fisk to prison, for now.

Daredevil Season 2

Season 2 is where things start to get bloody. A crazed vigilante known as The Punisher is taking out the mob, one mafioso at a time. While The Punisher’s ideas of crime-fighting are similar to Daredevil’s, his method of justice is where they clash.

If that wasn’t enough to deal with, Daredevil must also contend with a mysterious organization known as The Hand which is connected to Murdock’s old flame, Elektra Natchios.

Daredevil Season 3

After seemingly facing a watery death in The Defenders, Matt Murdock is severely wounded. While he recovers in the shadows of Hell’s Kitchen, Wilson Fisk negotiates a deal with the FBI to protect his true love, Vanessa.

An image of Bullseye in Daredevil. It's unclear if Bullseye will return in the Daredevil Disney Plus show.
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Bullseye’s initial appearance in season three was an all-timer MCU moment.

Eventually, Fisk is freed from prison and begins a campaign to rectify his image to the people of New York. Along his journey, Fisk encounters troubled NYPD officer Benjamin ‘Dex’ Poindexter (aka Bullseye). Murdock must face his demons and truly become the hero Hell’s Kitchen needs to take them both down.


Are you looking forward to Daredevil returning on Disney+? Be sure to keep up with all things Marvel in the meantime.

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