New set photos from Marvel Studios’ Daredevil: Born Again may have confirmed that yet another character from Marvel Television’s Daredevil will be returning. In recent weeks, several actors from Netflix’s Defenders Saga have been confirmed to be reprising their roles in the MCU, set to make their first appearances in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Daredevil: Born Again series on Disney+. These revelations come after a massive creative overhaul of Born Again and Marvel Studios’ general TV production practices, which saw The Punisher’s Dario Scardapane hired as the MCU’s first showrunner, and Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead being hired as lead directors.
The creative overhaul has also seen several actors from Netflix’s Daredevil confirmed to be returning, despite not being in the series’ original plans, which has raised a huge amount of excitement for Born Again. New set photos shared by OT_Tristan not only reveal that Sandrine Holt is currently filming her scenes as Vanessa Fisk in Daredevil: Born Again, but also reveal that a character named “Brett” will be included in Born Again. This may be referring to Royce Johnson’s Detective Sergeant Brett Mahoney, who played a major role in Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson’s law careers in Marvel Television’s Daredevil.
Set photos seemingly confirming the return of Royce Johnson’s Brett Mahoney bring about only the most recent revelation for Daredevil: Born Again, as several actors from Marvel Television’s Defenders Saga have been confirmed to be returning in recent weeks. Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio revealed their returns as Matt Murdock’s Daredevil and Wilson Fisk’s Kingpin, respectively, a few years ago, and Jon Bernthal followed, being revealed to be reprising his fan-favorite role of Frank Castle’s Punisher. However, Born Again’s creative overhaul has brought even more news on casting for the upcoming series, which has only boosted anticipation for Born Again.
Although previously left out of the series’ original plans, Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson were confirmed to be returning as Karen Page and Foggy Nelson, respectively, in January 2024. Recent set photos have shown Woll, Henson and Cox filming scenes as Page, Nelson and Murdock, much to the delight of fans of Netflix’s Daredevil series. January 2024 also came with the reveal that Wilson Bethel would be returning as former FBI special agent Benjamin Poindexter, a.k.a. Bullseye, a Kingpin-controlled antagonist from Daredevil season 3, which sets up Daredevil: Born Again to be a true continuation of the Netflix series.