The showrunner of the first season of Daredevil on Netflix, Steven DeKnight, recently offered his thoughts on rumours that Daredevil: Born Again, a project from Marvel Studios, is undergoing a significant creative makeover. Resharing a post on X that detailed all the upcoming adjustments Marvel Studios is be making to its television division, DeKnight captioned his own post with the words, “The experiment, thankfully, appears to be over.” DeKnight said he was “delighted that Marvel finally realised you need an actual showrunner who’s a writer to make a series work” when asked to clarify his meaning.
It appears that DeKnight is making fun of the fact that Marvel’s Disney+ episodes were without showrunners until that time; a showrunner is usually a seasoned writer or executive producer at the highest level. Rather, the position was divided into two roles: Marvel Studios handled executive producing duties, while the head writer of each Disney+ series led the writer’s room. Daredevil: Born Again will probably be among the first Disney+ programmes to adopt the new Marvel TV production methodology. Marvel Studios started examining the footage previously filmed for Daredevil: Born Again when the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes closed down most of Hollywood. However, they left with a bad taste in their mouths. Kevin Feige, CEO of Marvel Studios, allegedly thought that the show “wasn’t working,” which led to the covert dismissals of head writers Matt Corman and Chris Ord. In the process of looking for new writers and directors, the directors who were contracted to oversee the final unfilmed episodes were also let go. Daredevil: Born Again will also see a creative makeover, eschewing the legal procedural drama that Ord and Corman were working on in favour of an action-packed storyline. At Marvel, there were worries that Born Again seemed too unlike from the highly regarded and adored Netflix version of the MCU. It was said in the first Born Again that Charlie Cox’s character Matt Murdock didn’t even don the Daredevil outfit until the fourth episode. Born Again was originally supposed to be released in two nine-episode batches, which would have meant that viewers wouldn’t have seen Matt in the role of Daredevil until around midway through the first batch’s run. Marvel is apparently saving “some scenes and episodes” while incorporating other serialised pieces into the plot, even if the majority of what was shot will be deleted.Follow us to get free & fast MCU Movies/Shows Leaks & News