A Daredevil reboot from Marvel appears to still be a distant dream after writer and voice actor David Hayter said he did not in fact confirm a reboot of the popular series.
Hayter took to Twitter today to respond to reports that he had confirmed a Daredevil reboot during MCM London Comic Con, as first reported by Small Screen.
“No, I did not “confirm” a Daredevil reboot,” Hayter said. “I mistakenly thought I’d read in the trades that it was happening, and I would love to see it. (And yes, I’d love to write it.)”
He added that he has “no inside information whatsoever.”
Since this seems to be trending…
No, I did not “confirm” a Daredevil reboot.
I mistakenly thought I’d read in the trades that it was happening, and I would love to see it. (And yes, I’d love to write it.)
— David Hayter (@DavidBHayter) November 11, 2021
The original reports sprang from a comment by Hayter during a Q&A in which he said he would love to adapt elements from Frank Miller’s Daredevil run. “They’re doing a reboot of Daredevil, and Daredevil was always a very important character to me,” Hayter said. “I loved the first way they did it, but there’s certain things that I would want to adapt from the Frank Miller run on Daredevil that really meant a lot to me. That’s really the one.”
Like the rest of us, Hayter evidently heard rumors of a reboot in the wake of the property reverting from Netflix back to Marvel Studios. Daredevil lasted three seasons on the streaming platform before being canceled in 2018.
While fans would certainly love to see the return of Marvel’s blind superhero, actor Charlie Cox cautioned them to be careful what they wished for. “You don’t want to taint what you’ve already got,” Cox said in a recent interview. “If we never come back, you’ve got these three great seasons — and our third season was our best-reviewed. So, the trajectory was up. I am tremendously proud and grateful for what we have.”
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Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN