Daredevil is getting a Disney Plus revival and Ms. Marvel producer and Marvel Comics’ Director of Content and Character Development, Sana Amanat, has discussed which comics the series could draw on.
Daredevil was a huge hit with Marvel fans on Netflix, generally considered the strongest Marvel series in the Defenders saga that it launched on the streaming platform. Following Daredevil‘s third season, the series was canceled by Netflix in a move that was generally considered to have been made in response to the launch of Disney Plus, making Disney and Netflix direct competitors.
Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin have both recently returned to the MCU, laying the foundations for a continuation of Daredevil and now Sana Amanat has talked about the direction the Disney Plus revival may take.
Mark Waid’s ‘Daredevil’ Run
As well as co-creating Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel, Sana Amanat has worked on a wide range of comics for Marvel, including working as an editor on the Daredevil run written by Mark Waid. While talking to Murphy’s Multiverse, Amanat suggested Marvel Studios could look to the slightly lighter tone of this series as a point of influence. Asked about that possibility, Amanat said:
“I don’t see why not! Mark Waid’s run was pretty seminal. We’ve never seen that kind of story and I love the spin on that and it was such an unexpected take on the character. In the same way, I wouldn’t be surprised if they did something like that in the MCU. Why not? We like to take risks and this is the fun part of exploring multiple stories. So maybe.”
Previous seasons of Daredevil tended to look to darker chapters in the character’s history for inspiration, particularly stories from Frank Miller’s time working on Daredevil comics. As the mainstream MCU is generally more family-oriented and less violent than Marvel’s Netflix content was, it would make sense for the Disney Plus series to look to comics such as those by Mark Waid for inspiration. However, fans of a darker Daredevil should not despair – while these comics brought a more optimistic flair to the character, they stayed true to his spirit as well. Matt Murdock is still put through an emotional wringer as he comes up against villains like Coyote and Ikari, and even has his identity revealed to the world.
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Source: Murphy’s Multiverse