Daredevil Casting News Receives Backlash From MCU Fans
Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans have expressed their disappointment over a new round of Daredevil casting news. The series is Marvel Studios’ first dive into the solo Daredevil story and is quickly building up plenty of anticipation, with filming now officially underway for the Phase 5 series. Recently, that excitement built up even more with the announcement that Jon Bernthal would reprise his highly-celebrated role as the Punisher, joining Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio as part of the series’ A-list cast.
But that news also came with some disappointment, as the same report indicated that Elden Henson and Deborah Ann Woll were not on the call sheet to return to their roles as Foggy Nelson and Karen Page. MCU fans took to social media to share their reactions to the news that Elden Henson and Deborah Ann Woll would seemingly not be returning as Foggy Nelson and Karen Page in Daredevil: Born Again. Clearly, Daredevil fans aren’t enjoying the fact that Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson aren’t currently set to come back for Daredevil: Born Again. The two were both integral parts of Charlie Cox’s original run on Netflix, and even with plenty of new relationships to build, they would help give him even more depth as a character.
Here are some reactions:
I don’t think Charlie would be ok with the decision to not bring Foggy and Karen back and Feige isn’t an idiot. He knows people love Daredevil and he knows why people love Daredevil.
I might just be in denial but I don’t believe this will end up being the case next year
— Block A ⏳ (@conquercomics) March 7, 2023
Karen & Froggy vs The Punisher
I would choose Karen & Foggy over The Punisher in Born Again pic.twitter.com/j9s4OE8v6m
— Prime (@prime_pics151) March 7, 2023
The Best Cast
Karen and foggy are the best supporting cast in Daredevil how the fuck are you gonna leave them out like that pic.twitter.com/L3STSVbBhx
— AJ (@AjBatcaveGaming) March 7, 2023
You can’t do Daredevil without foggy and Karen, they were so perfectly cast. This decision makes NO sense at all pic.twitter.com/bhJ7T3GePm
— Scramble (@LordScramble6) March 7, 2023
Woll herself has even shared doubt about her potential comeback as Karen Page in recent months, explaining that Marvel hadn’t reached out to her at that point about coming back to play her role again. Fans were hopeful that both Henson and Woll would return to their roles, especially since Charlie Cox has been confirmed to be reprising his role as Matt Murdock. Foggy and Karen were essential characters in the original Netflix series and their absence from the Disney+ series is a tough pill to swallow for fans. With questions still prevalent about whether this new series will be canon with everything that happened in the Netflix show, many will be anxious to see if anything changes while filming moves forward across the rest of the year.
It is also unclear if the show will include any references to the events of the Netflix series or if it will start fresh. The news about the cast for Daredevil: Born Again has left MCU fans feeling disappointed, but they are still hopeful that the series will live up to their expectations. Fans are eager to see what the MCU has in store for Matt Murdock and how they will integrate him into their universe. With the return of Jon Bernthal as the Punisher, it will be interesting to see how he fits into the storyline and how his character will interact with Murdock.
Daredevil: Born Again is currently set to debut on Disney+ in Spring 2024. Fans will have to wait to see if there are any changes to the casting and if Marvel will provide any more information about the series.
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