‘Daredevil’ Hits Reset Button as Marvel Overhauls Its TV Business

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It didn’t take long to see the problem after Marvel Studios’ Daredevil: Born Again paused production in mid-June during the writers strike. Fewer than half of the series’ 18 episodes had been shot, but it was enough for Marvel executives, including chief Kevin Feige, to review the footage and come away with a clear-eyed assessment: The show wasn’t working.

So, in late September, Marvel quietly let go of head writers Chris Ord and Matt Corman and also released the directors for the remainder of the season as part of a significant creative reboot of the series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The studio is now on the hunt for new writers and directors for the project, which stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer turned superhero
 
The problem was, it was made too similar to the Netflix series, for example, Cox did not show up in his Daredevil outfit until the 4th episode.

Feige did not want that, wanted something more like the current Marvel stuff, not too dark and gritty.
 
Daredevil...Netflix 3, Marvel 0. Netflix's interpretation was raw, and to the heart of the comic. I'm sure Feige wants to sugar coat it for Disney. Bad on him!