Marvel Studios has decided to go back to the drawing board with Daredevil: Born Again after concluding that it wasn't working in its current form. Several episodes had been shot, and while some footage will remain, it's thought the series will look drastically different when it eventually arrives on Disney+.
Dario Scardapane (The Punisher) was recently tapped as showrunner (marking the first time Marvel Studios has hired one to take charge of a TV show), while Loki and Moon Knight directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are set to helm the remaining episodes.
Rumour has it White Tiger was going to play a prominent role in Daredevil: Born Again, while we know The Punisher and Jessica Jones were among the other Marvel characters being lined up to make appearances.
Now, though, it's we're hearing that original plans called for Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier to be part of the TV-MA series!
"Bucky Barnes was planned to appear in 'Daredevil: Born Again,'" claims Caiden Reed, adding it's currently "unclear if it is still the plan."
In The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Bucky found redemption for his past actions and finally moved on from his time as a HYDRA assassin. That doesn't necessarily mean he's going to be able to avoid legal action taken against him, of course, so perhaps Matt Murdock was set to defend him in the courtroom?
Regardless, as many fans have pointed out on social media, a hand-to-hand fight between Daredevil and Bucky would be nothing short of awesome. Whether Bucky makes it into the next version of Daredevil: Born Again remains to be seen.
It was last month when we learned the show had been scrapped in its current form, with Head Writers Chris Ord and Matt Corman fired along with the directors attached to the remaining episodes.
Ord and Corman, who came up with a legal procedural which wouldn't have shown Matt Murdock suiting up until nearly the halfway point of season 1, will still receive executive producer credits. However, much of what was shot will now be locked inside Marvel Studios to never see the light of day.
Who do you think would win if the MCU's Daredevil and Bucky squared off?