Spoilers ahead for Defenders.
Following the faked death of Charlie Cox's Daredevil in Netflix's Defenders, Cox says the implications could lead to usage elements of Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli's "Born Again" arc for the already-greenlit third season of Daredevil is to use - but not a straight adaptation.
"For sure. That's such an amazing story. Everyone who loves Daredevil loves 'Born Again.' You can't not. And if that's the case, then the implications of that would be very exciting to me," Cox tells The Hollywood Reporter. "That would be great. Having said that, I know we don't tend to follow any story blueprints too closely, because if you do, then you become a foregone conclusion. There may be elements from 'Born Again,' but I'm sure there will be elements that are unfamiliar and surprising and different in order for the show to be compelling to fans who know the comics very well. If we start making 'Born Again' page-for-page, then the people who have read it and loved it - the hardcore fans - they won't have too much drama."
Speaking of Daredevil's "death" at the end of Defenders, Cox said that the fact that a third season of Daredevil was already greenlit gave him some positivity on what could have been the end of his work on the character.
"I was relieved! It was made easier to read that, knowing we have a season three of Daredevil to shoot," Cox laughs. "If that hadn't been the case, I would have been worried that it was all over for Matt Murdock. Being as it was, I thought it was very fun. It was a very interesting way to end it. It's kind of a cliffhanger, and kind of not. I don't know what it means for season three, going forward for Matt. It obviously presents him with some pretty interesting options when he reengages with life. Will he reconnect with people? Will he find Foggy and let him know he's okay? Will he not? I'm very excited to find out what his game plan is going to be, once he gets his shit together."
The third season of Daredevil is scheduled to begin filming later this year, for an anticipated 2018 debut on Netflix.