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Vincent D'Onofrio has revealed when Marvel decided to make Netflix's Daredevil part of the MCU canon

A production reset was needed to figure things out.

Daredevil: Born Again reveal
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It appears that Daredevil: Born Again's full production reset and creative shakeup allowed the original Netflix series to be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin in Marvel's live-action projects) is the gift that keeps on giving during the promotion of Echo, the most recent Disney+ series from Marvel Studios. After giving fans numerous updates on the current status of Daredevil: Born Again, he's now revealed when the studio decided to officially make the beloved Netflix series part of the MCU canon.

The Hollywood Reporter had a chance to sit down with the actor and talk about Echo's finale and what comes next for the main characters. Unsurprisingly, the Marvel TV veteran shared some juicy tidbits and explained how Daredevil's 'canonization' went down: "During our restart of all the creative on Daredevil: Born Again, all the creatives got together and said, ‘Look, this is how we’ve got to do it now’... So we are for sure only speaking about it in terms of being directly connected to the original Daredevil, and that’s a great thing. It brings in a lot of cool stories and all the collateral story that happened in those original three seasons."

D'Onofrio doesn't dare to talk about the 'canon status' of the other Marvel-Netflix shows, but his words line up with everything the promotional material for Echo has confirmed. Funnily enough, a recent MCU book seemingly pushed those stories out of the continuity. This makes sense, as the decision to integrate the Netflix series was only made recently, but it gives us yet another of example of why everything at Marvel Studios isn't as planned in advance as we once thought.

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