Daredevil: Born Again was still filming when the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes kicked off, and, unfortunately, the show has now been taken off Marvel Studios' Disney+ schedule completely.
We're sure things will get back on track once the strikes come to an end (whenever that may be), but for now, we have some intriguing new details on Matt Murdock's (Charlie Cox) love-interest and how she connects the Man Without Fear with his mortal enemy, Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio).
According to insider CWGT, Margarita Levieva (Spread, The Deuce) is indeed playing Heather Glenn as previous rumors suggested. In Born Again, Heather will be a couple's therapist - and two of her clients just so happen to be Wilson Fisk and his wife, Vanessa.
We're not sure exactly how relevant this plot point will be to the overarching story, but can see it generating quite a bit of drama once Matt and/or the Kingpin (assuming he is aware that Murdock is the Devil of Hell's Kitchen) find out.
In the comics, Heather was a supporting character for about a decade between 1975 and 1985 before her untimely death. After Matt broke up with her because of her reliance on alcohol, she hooked up with Tony Stark, before ultimately taking her own life after drunkenly revealing Matt's secret identity to Tarkington Brown.
Jon Bernthal will also reprise his role as Frank Castle/The Punisher from the now defunct Netflix series, along with new cast members Michael Gandolfini, Nikki M. James and Sandrine Holt.
We recently learned that Holt will play Vanessa Fisk, while James is believed to be playing Kristen McDuffie. Gandolfini's role hasn't been confirmed, but there's speculation that he'll wither be playing a younger take on Fisk in flashbacks, or the villain's son.
The show will be loosely based on the '80s Marvel Comics series of the same name by Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli, but is not expected to be an overly faithful adaptation. Despite some significant changes to the story, "Daredevil versus Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin, remains the focal point."
Born Again will be PG-13, but Marc Jobst, who helmed some key episodes of the Netflix show, simply doesn't believe Cox, D'Onofrio and Bernthal would have agreed to return if they didn't think it was going to work.
"So I’ve got no idea what they’re doing and how they’re approaching the Disney version of those worlds," he said in a recent interview. "I can’t imagine that Charlie, Vince and Jon would sign up for something that they felt was anodyne. They just wouldn’t do it. So in some form or another, Disney must have persuaded them to say, 'This is a journey worth coming on.'"